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Senior Wildlife Officer , Environment And Science

Queensland Government - Brisbane City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
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JOB DESCRIPTION

The focus of this Senior Wildlife Officer role is to undertake assessments, conduct compliance activities and provide advice in relation to DES’s responsibilities for the protection of koalas and koala habitat under relevant legislation and regulations. The incumbent will effectively develop, implement, lead and manage a program combining proactive and reactive compliance activities to ensure development involving clearing in mapped koala habitat areas is conducted in compliance with the relevant legislation and regulations. The incumbent will also be required to undertake assessments under the Planning Act 2016 related to development impacting on koala habitat South East Queensland. The role will also involve applying proactive responses to wildlife/human interactions, undertaking investigations and compliance monitoring, responding to enquiries and complaints and providing advice.

Job details Position status Temporary
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Primary Industry & Environment
Classification AO5
Workplace Location Flexible
Job ad reference QLD/367700/21
Closing date 31-Mar-2021
Yearly salary
Fortnightly salary
Total remuneration
Salary Other
Job duration 5 months with possible extension
Contact person Samuel Dawes
Contact details Ph: 0406823292, 3330 5344
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The Senior Wildlife Officer AO5 is a role in which you must be able to:
1. Effectively lead and manage compliance and assessment activities under the Planning Act 2016 and Nature Conservation Act 1992.
2. Establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders including other government departments, industry groups, commercial operators, recreational user groups, research organisations and traditional owners.
3. Interpret legislation, regulations and other guidelines and provide information, advice, and education to the public, industry, and other key stakeholders to promote ecologically sustainable wildlife management practices.
4. Plan and manage compliance and enforcement operations and ensure all staff are appropriately trained in their application.
5. Plan, develop and oversee implementation and reporting of annual work programs and project plans for specific wildlife management program/ projects.
6. Contribute to the preparation of corporate and strategic plans at agency, division and branch level and provide input into the review of legislation, regulations, policies and operational frameworks and systems.
7. Prepare complex correspondence including ministerial documents and briefings for decision by senior officers.
8. Foster a workplace culture that supports and promotes the interests of First Nations people and actively engage through our work to contribute to better outcomes for First Nations people
9. Foster a workplace culture that supports and promotes the interests of First Nations people and actively engage through our work to contribute to better outcomes for First Nations people

We'll assess your merit for this role by looking at what you've done previously - the knowledge, skills and experience you've built, your potential for development, and your personal qualities. Within the context of the responsibilities described above, the ideal applicant will be someone who:
1. Has the ability to lead compliance activities and assessments under the Planning Act 2016 and Nature Conservation Act 1992.
2. Takes responsibility for planning and managing compliance and assessment programs, projects and operational outcomes. Understands individual and team capabilities and effectively uses available resources to achieve outcomes.
3. Establishes and maintains productive relationships with team members, customers and stakeholders.
4. Communicates clearly both orally and in writing, and tailors communication style to suit the audience. Understands stakeholder needs and strives to achieve them through effective use of resources, skills and techniques. Manages expectations of others by providing accurate information and policy advice.

Every staff member is expected to role model leadership behaviours. The Leadership Competencies for Queensland of Team leader outlines the leadership capabilities required for this position.

There are no mandatory qualifications required to undertake this position, however a formal qualification would be highly regarded.
Licenses

It is a mandatory requirement for the occupant of this position to hold an unrestricted manual driver's license or be prepared to obtain a manual license if they do not. Officers are required to drive government vehicles, including four wheel drives as a part of their day-to-day and field work.

Applications to remain current for 12 months

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote and .

Please ensure you download all attachments and follow the instructions on how to apply.

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Queensland Government

Brisbane City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency




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