Applied research undertaken by the Ecosystem Science Program seeks to understand the environmental, ecological and biogeographical processes that determine the conservation values, health and productivity of the lands and inland waters managed by the department.
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 KENSINGTON
THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION CLOSE AT MIDDAY ON THURSDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2019
Under general direction, initiates and leads collaborative research and monitoring projects that fill critical knowledge gaps for managing wetlands across Western Australia.
Publishes research findings in a range of formats, with an emphasis on peer reviewed journal papers.
Liaises and collaborates with wetland managers to ensure that policies and management practices are based on the best available scientific information.
Applicants should address the following five (5) criteria in a written application. These should be addressed in no more than four (4) pages in total.
Demonstrated extensive experience in planning and undertaking scientific research into the ecology and conservation values of wetland ecosystems, their responses to threatening processes and the effectiveness of wetland management, including monitoring and evaluation activities.
Demonstrated ability to publish research findings in a range of formats in a timely manner, including peer reviewed journal articles.
Demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with scientific and operational staff during all stages of research, from design to translation of results, including involvement in conservation planning.
A Bachelor of Science degree qualification in a relevant discipline or an approved equivalent qualification (Essential) and post-graduate qualification relevant to wetland ecosystem science (Desirable).
Experience in the use of geographic information systems for analysis and interpretation of spatial data, including the use of remote sensing to monitor ecosystem condition and environmental change (Desirable).
For the full role description, including detailed responsibilities and a full list of criteria, including those that are not required to be addressed in the application, please refer to attached Job Description below.
For Further Job Related Information: Please contact Mr Adrian Pinder on (08) 9219 9868, or for further information about the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions please visit www.dbca.wa.gov.au.
Applicants should submit a written response addressing the above five (5) requested criteria (in no more than four (4) pages) together with a covering letter and current resume. Failure to do so may jeopardise the selection panel’s ability to make an assessment of your application.
For detailed assistance to ensure that you submit all of the required and appropriate information in your application, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Kit carefully. All documents attached with your application must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.
No late or proforma applications will be accepted.
To avoid last minute congestion of the system, please endeavour to submit your application well before the closing time.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online.
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. The Department also promotes flexible working arrangements.