National Parks and Wildlife Service, SA
About the Division
The National Parks and Wildlife Service Division of the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) conserves nature, parks and places that enrich our identity and benefit our community. With over 350 reserves covering more than 20% of South Australia, the work of the Division supports broad goals associated with conservation and scientific endeavour, nature-based tourism and visitor services, community health and wellbeing, and reconciliation.
The department currently manages over 350 national parks, regional reserves, conservation reserves, conservation parks, game reserves, recreation parks, and wilderness protection areas.
We employ a wide ranging and diverse workforce, across some of South Australia’s most significant and breathtaking landscapes. Our workforce reflects the broader South Australian community and the customers we serve.
Flexible working arrangements, a range of learning and development opportunities, and excellent salary and leave entitlements are just some of the advantages available to our staff.
Why work for DEW?
About the role
We have multiple positions available for Conservation Ecologists at key regional locations including the Eyre Peninsula and Far West, Kangaroo Island, Yorke Peninsula and Mid North, and Riverland and Murraylands Regions.
The Conservation Ecologist provides applied ecological support within regions to assist wide ranging national parks and wildlife management functions, using professional expertise to shape practical management decisions and solutions. The role requires a sound and broad understanding of applied ecology in a conservation and park management context, having a particular focus in supporting the delivery of nature conservation, wildlife and fire management programs on public land.
The Conservation Ecologist evaluates and advises on environmental risks and opportunities and is responsible for coordinating regional advice on a range of matters including planning and development, mining, native vegetation clearance and the management of parks and Crown lands within the region.
The Conservation Ecologist builds capacity in regions through knowledge transfer and takes a leading role to support project delivery. The role is required to work collaboratively with community leaders and key partners who maintain environmental interests, to ensure mutually beneficial parks and wildlife management outcomes.
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What we are looking for
Sonia Dominelli, National Parks and Wildlife Manager, Riverland and Murraylands at Sonia.firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Higham, A/Manager Nature Conservation and Threatened Species at Jason.email@example.com
Applicants are required to submit a CV (including 3 referees) and cover letter (maximum 2 pages) broadly addressing the key role outcomes as outlined in the role description demonstrating their suitability for the role. Please also indicate your regional and location preferences in your application.
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.