Biodiversity and Conservation

Example Job Adverts

Please find below some recent job advertisements sourced by the Careers and Employer Liaison Centre (CELC). 

It should be noted that this is not an exhaustive list, but is merely meant to demonstrate the employment opportunities available to graduates of this discipline.

KBR Water, Graduate Ecologist

This role will give an individual the opportunity to gain experience working in the following areas of Ecology;

• Flora and Fauna Assessments
• Plant Identification
• Natural Resource Management
• Environment Assessments
• Wildlife.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in environmental impact studies along with smaller niche environmental projects like wetland and waterway management plans and flora and fauna assessments throughout Victoria.

Our graduates are our future lifeblood. We seek people who are enthusiastic, adaptable, organised, team oriented, good communicators and keen to contribute to projects that may be anywhere around the globe. To be eligible for a graduate position, you will need to possess a relevant degree in Science, Ecology or Natural Resource Management, a sound academic record, have demonstrated teamwork skills and have the right to work in Australia.

Australian Wildlife Conservancy, Yookamurra Wildlife Educator & Field Ecologist

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of Australia's threatened wildlife and their habitats. The Yookamurra Wildlife Educator and Field Ecologist will be based at Yookamurra Wildlife Sanctuary, a 5,000 ha property situated in the Murray Mallee region of South Australia. They will be responsible for hosting a comprehensive environmental education program for visiting primary, secondary and university students. This will include hosting guided walks and presentations to groups of students and visitors, as well as logistics such as catering, cleaning, and invoicing.

Support will be provided by the Yookamurra Sanctuary Manager in this area and in managing the threatened species reintroduction program, where AWC have already successfully reintroduced regionally extinct animals including the greater bilby and the numbat. The Yookamurra Wildlife Educator and Field Ecologist will also assist with land management duties including animal husbandry, infrastructure repairs and maintenance, repairs to the feral-proof fence, and pest, plant and animal monitoring programs.

The successful candidate will be able to prioritise and execute a large number of tasks in an efficient manner, and demonstrate excellent communication skills and appropriate environmental education experience, including an ability to present technical information to a wide range of stakeholders in an enthusiastic and informative manner. You will have a good understanding of ecological research and experience with field techniques such as animal trapping, handling and monitoring.

This is a unique opportunity to join Australia's largest non-government conservation organisation and help shape the future of private sector conservation in Australia.

GHD Pty Ltd, Graduate Terrestrial Ecologist

Suitable applicants will have recently gained tertiary qualifications in Science/Ecology or be completing their final year of studies.  The Terrestrial Ecology team provides support to private and public sector clients in a range of services including:

• Flora and fauna assessments
• Threatened species surveys and management
• Vegetation management
• Flora and fauna impact assessments
• Flora and fauna conservation planning
• Ecological risk assessment
• Habitat mapping.

As a graduate at GHD you will be responsible for supporting experienced consultants in their daily duties and you will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and sound knowledge in statistical analysis and interpretation.  You will be a self-driven individual who can work both autonomously and also thrive in a collaborative team environment.

Naturecall, Fauna Spotters

Naturecall Environmental is a national full service biodiversity management company based on the Gold Coast. We conduct wildlife / ecological / vegetation and other biodiversity management projects throughout Australia.

Naturecall Environmental are looking to fill a number of Fauna Spotter Positions to work on our projects based in South East Queensland and on FIFO/DIDO projects throughout Queensland.

If you want to incorporate your passion for Australia's Wildlife with a dynamic and expanding biodiversity management company then this is a rare opportunity to do so.

Requirements for the role include demonstrated experience in:
• Wildlife handling and restraint;
• Identification of native flora and fauna;
• Data collection; and
• GPS mapping.
You must possess the following credentials:
• Construction industry safety induction card;
• Venomous snake handling certification; and
• Tertiary education in wildlife, conservation, environmental or animal related studies will be highly regarded.

Desirable credentials:
• Australian Bat Lyssavirus Pre-Exposure Vaccinations
• First Aid Certificate.

Successful applicants will have the following attributes:
• Strong work ethic;
• Positive attitude;
• Physically fit; and
• Be able to work long hours on your feet.

We have positions available in South East Queensland and FIFO/DIDO; flying/driving from Brisbane to Central Queensland.  All positions will require an immediate start.

This is a unique opportunity to grow with a dynamic team within a company committed to the conservation and welfare of Australian native animals.

Arid Recovery, Regional Ecologist - SA Rangelands Alliance

Arid Recovery is a not-for-profit research and conservation organisation whose primary purpose is to recover, enhance and sustain Australia’s unique arid zone biodiversity focused on an experimental area near Roxby Downs in South Australia.

Arid Recovery and Bush Heritage Australia have established a regional ecologist position for the implementation of the South Australian Rangelands Alliance program and related biodiversity projects.

This position, based at Arid Recovery in Roxby Downs South Australia, will initially focus on the review, development and management of ecological monitoring and landscape scale research projects in line with existing management plans across properties in South Australia managed or owned by Bush Heritage and Arid Recovery.

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Graduate Wildlife Biologist

Duties: Support the Biodiversity Conservation Branch to research and assist with the development of wildlife conservation and management programs.

Essential Requirements: A Degree in Science, relevant to the professional duties to be undertaken, as provided by a university.

Desirable Requirements: Current motor vehicle drivers licence, Work Place level 2 First Aid Certificate or equivalent, Coxswains certificate.