Environmental Science

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.

Nature Foundation SA, Conservation Projects Officer

The Conservation Projects Officer plays an active part in wildlife and habitat conservation by:

  • Leading the development of environmental watering projects for our Water for Nature initiative and networking with a range of partners to achieve on-ground results.
  • Identifying and writing grant funding applications for conservation projects.
  • Covenanting private land for conservation through purchase and sale of properties in our BushbankSA initiative.
  • Managing the design and logistics of new conservation projects including costing and managing contractors.

We are seeking a highly motivated and proactive individual with a tertiary qualification in natural resource or environmental management.  Some experience in conservation project management would be a strong advantage.


SA Murray Darling Basin NRM Board, Wetland Officer - Lower Murray

Duties: The Wetlands Officer will play a role in undertaking a wide range of key and strategic wetland monitoring activities along the River Murray. The Wetland Officer will develop and Implement wetland monitoring programs for biotic and abiotic parameters in accordance with the requirements of wetland and environmental watering programs, and will support community groups and other organisations to undertake wetland monitoring and management activities.

The Wetland Project Officer will work closely with SAMDB NRM Board staff and community members to undertake wetland management activities. The Wetland Officer will undertake data management and interpretation of monitoring data collected through the program to assist with management of wetlands and environmental watering.

The Wetland Officer will provide written data summaries for community groups and technical reports as required. The Wetland Officer will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of wetland on ground works projects and other projects being undertaken by the SAMDB NRM Board as may be required throughout the course of the contract.

This position offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a motivated and energetic person to contribute positively to the environmental health of the River Murray wetlands and floodplains.

Essential Minimum Qualifications: Tertiary qualifications or equivalent in Natural Resources Management, Environmental Science or Biological Sciences.


Earthcheck Pty Ltd, Sustainable Tourism, Research Assistant

EC3 Global is an international tourism and environmental management advisory group founded by the world’s largest dedicated research centre specialising in sustainable tourism. EC3 Global is looking for a motivated, enterprising and suitably qualified Research Assistant to support the growth of our globally focused sustainable tourism consulting operation. 

Applicants should have qualifications in:

  • Tourism
  • Environmental Management; or
  • Business.

The Research Assistant will work with our team of five Project Managers to support projects leading to sustainable tourism outcomes in Australia and overseas. 


Mallee Catchment Management Authority, Landcare Facilitator - South Eastern Mallee

The South Eastern Mallee Landcare Facilitator will coordinate a number of Landcare groups to help each one become increasingly active and self-supporting in protecting and improving the Victorian Mallee environment.

The successful applicant will be highly motivated with a genuine connection to Landcare, primary producers and natural resource management, excellent communication techniques, grant writing skills and experience in working closely with local government and community groups. 


Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), Project Officer, Grass Systems

The Project Officer, Grass Systems is responsible for the implementation of the project “Marginal to Mainstream - rejuvenation of grassy pastures in the Murraylands” as part of the Australian Government Sustainable Farming Innovations program.

The officer will work closely with farmers, land managers, farming systems groups, agri-business, industry bodies and agencies to facilitate and implement a project plan, demonstration sites and trials that will promote sustainable farming/grazing and improve production whilst protecting and improving the grasslands of the Ranges to River District in the long term.

Qualifications: A degree in natural resource management, agriculture, environmental science, land management or related discipline is desirable.


Conservation Volunteers, Casual Team Leader

At Conservation Volunteers we believe in offering everyone an opportunity to be involved in managing and protecting a healthy and sustainable environment.  Do you share our vision and would you like to make a vital contribution to seeing it achieved?

Conservation Volunteers is Australia and New Zealand’s largest practical conservation organization engaging more than 12,500 volunteers in over 2,000 important environmental projects every year.

By becoming a member of the Conservation Volunteers team, you will be using your skills to enable this work to continue.

While this position will be based in Adelaide, the ability to be away from home on residential projects is essential for this role.

The casual team leader is responsible for the safety, welfare and supervision of volunteers doing practical conservation work, ensuring our volunteers enjoy a positive project experience whilst working within the boundaries of occupational health and safety requirements.

For success in this role you will need knowledge and experience in the application of Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures, sound knowledge of practical terrestrial conservation activities, excellent people management and training skills, good organizational skills and the ability to complete simple reports in a timely manner.

A full Driver’s license, Senior or Level II First Aid and a Defensive Driving certificate are essential to ensure the safety of our volunteers.  Conservation Volunteers will provide training to Level 3 standard in an OH&S subject as well as applying for a Working with Children Check for the successful applicant.


Commonwealth Environmental Water Office, Local Engagement Officers

Location: Deniliquin, Leeton & Dubbo (NSW), Mildura (Victoria) Berri (SA) and Goondiwindi (Queensland)

Are you looking for a rewarding career working with Murray Darling Basin communities? Are you interested in helping to deliver a healthy working Basin through the delivery of environmental water to rivers, wetlands and floodplains?

The Commonwealth Environmental Water Office is now recruiting local engagement officers in the following towns: Deniliquin; Leeton, Dubbo, Mildura, Berri, and Goondiwindi.

These officers will be hosted by land and water management agencies and will work closely with all levels of government as well as local communities and businesses across a range of catchments for which they have responsibility. They will help identify opportunities to use Commonwealth environmental water to its best effect, locally and Basin-wide.

Applicants must demonstrate excellent liaison skills as well as knowledge, qualifications or experience in water and land management. Travel throughout Basin catchments and to Canberra will be required.