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Project Officer - Biodiversity

REEF CATCHMENTS - Mackay, QLD

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Reef Catchments is a regional community not-for-profit business focused on enhanced use and management of natural resources (land, water, vegetation and ecosystem health) while maintaining a viable regional community.

Reef Catchments is currently seeking a Project Officer - Biodiversity with experience in the Natural Resource Management Industry.

We are seeking someone who is highly motivated, has a strong commitment to safety and can work well in a team environment.

The Role

Join a dynamic and versatile team to support coastal and biodiversity Natural Resource Management (NRM) projects and outcomes in the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac region. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with partners and stakeholders in the prioritisation, planning and implementation of on ground outcomes for the coastal and island locations across the region. The project provides a strategic and coordinated approach to managing our coast and island areas.

This is a highly varied role, requiring an energetic and passionate individual. We are looking for a team player with a positive and engaging personality.

In return, we offer a flexible and positive work environment, with excellent conditions, and an opportunity to enhance and build your skills in multiple areas.

Tenure is Part Time (30.40 hrs per week) or Full Time Position until 30 June 2022 (with possibility of extension). Please specify preference in your application Cover letter.

Key Responsibilities for the position

The Project Officer - Biodiversity will:

  • Support the Coasts & Biodiversity Team to develop and implement the regional coasts program focused on improving coastal, wetland and island management practices and community engagement to achieve improved ecosystem outcomes.
  • Coordinate the development and delivery of priority projects for the improvement of ecological function and condition of Threatened Ecological Communities with Traditional Owners, farmers, working groups, industry, local government, state government, landholders and stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the development of funding proposals and programs.
  • Collect, coordinate, and manage data, and spatial mapping to monitor and report on implementation and improvements through Threatened Ecological Communities projects.

Selection Criteria (to be addressed within your application)

Essential

  • Project management experience, with a focus on natural resource projects, including responsibility for site assessments, operational planning, works supervision, budget management, stakeholder management, monitoring, and evaluation and reporting.
  • Knowledge and experience in one or more of:
    • coastal and/or island habitats and restoration
  • Building and maintaining productive partnerships in the development and delivery of projects, with a focus on Traditional Owners, farmers, community groups and government agencies.
  • Good written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate with influence, to a diverse client base including landholders, industry groups, government and contractors.
  • Current manual Driver’s Licence.

Desirable

  • A deep understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and peoples, particularly around procurement, workforce, and community engagement.
  • Prior experience in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Experience in developing and/or implementing Cultural Heritage Management Plans and/or Caring for Country Plans.

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