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Job Title : Operations Officer - Conservation

STATE GOVERNMENT OF WA - Kununurra, WA

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Regional and Fire Management Services Division

Operations Officer - Conservation

DBCA3120463

PSCA, Level 3, $71,896 - $77,717 p.a. plus 10% Superannuation

Located in the spectacular Kimberley region of Western Australia, Kununurra is rich in natural wonders, rugged ranges and home to the awe-inspiring Lake Argyle. Natural attractions such as the North Kimberley Marine Park, Ord River and Purnululu National Park attract people from all over Australia.

Similar appointments may be made from this process in locations throughout Western Australia within a 12-month period to positions that may be permanent or contract, including contract appointments with the possibility of subsequent permanency.

THIS IS A PERMANENT, FULL-TIME POSITION

THIS POSITION IS BASED IN KUNUNURRA

THIS POSITION ATTRACTS A DISTRICT ALLOWANCE, AIR CONDITIONING ALLOWANCE AND FIRE DUTIES ALLOWANCE IN ADDITION TO THE BASE SALARY QUOTED ABOVE. THE INCUMBENT OF THIS POSITION IS ALSO ENTITLED TO NORTH WEST LEAVE. SUBSIDISED HOUSING MAY BE AVAILABLE TO APPROVED APPLICANTS.

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION CLOSE AT MIDDAY ON THURSDAY, 10 JUNE 2021

Job Description

Under the direction of the District Coordinator Conservation:

  • Assists with the management and implementation of conservation works programs and operations (e.g. weed and feral animal control, trapping, monitoring) across the East Kimberley district.
  • Monitors and reports on operations.
  • Liaises with community, key stakeholders and community groups in a positive and informed manner.
  • Assists in the preparation and delivery of allocated works programs to agreed standards and timeframes.
  • Undertakes an active role in prescribed burning and bushfire suppression operations.

Selection Criteria

Applicants should address the following four (4) criteria. These should be addressed in no more than four (4) pages in total.
  1. Some experience in the operational implementation of works programs associated with natural land management or a closely related area, with a preference for someone with knowledge of conservation management in northern Australian, in particular management of threatening processes.
  2. Evidence of good interpersonal and oral communication skills with experience in liaising effectively with external organisations; government agencies, community, and special interest groups. Ability and willingness to work with Traditional Owners to deliver aspirations and goals.
  3. Some knowledge and experience in leading and managing teams, working effectively as part of a team and independently; and showing a high level of self-motivation.
  4. Experience in budget preparation, control and expenditure of allocated work projects.

For the full role description, detailed responsibilities and a full list of selection criteria, please refer to attached Job Description below. The documents attached to this advertisement are available in alternative formats upon request.

Eligibility: To be eligible for permanent appointment, it is essential to have Australian citizenship, New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency status.

For Further Job-Related Information: Please contact Mr David Chemello on (08) 9168 4254, or for further information about the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions please visit https://www.dbca.wa.gov.au/.

Application Instructions:

To allow the selection panel to make an accurate assessment of your application, please submit the following:
  • A covering letter.
  • A written response addressing the above four (4) requested criteria (in no more than four (4) pages).
  • A current resume.

To ensure that you submit the required and appropriate information in your application, please read the attached Job Application Kit carefully. All documents attached with your application must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. To avoid last minute congestion of the system, please endeavour to submit your application well before the closing time.

No late or proforma applications will be accepted.

A search for additional applicants may be conducted for this position where necessary in order to provide a more diverse and/or competitive field.

Substantive Equality Statement

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply for positions within our agency. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. The Department also promotes flexible working arrangements.

Applicants with a disability who require adjustments in the recruitment process can contact the Recruitment Officer on (08) 9219 9879 or recruitment@dbca.wa.gov.au. Do not send job applications to this email; they will not be accepted.

Attachments: - DBCA Job Application Kit.pdf
- Job Description DBCA3120463.pdf

You can view and print these PDF attachments by downloading Adobe Reader.

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