Zoological Parks Authority
Director Life Sciences
PSCA, Level 8, $134,296 - $145,609 p.a. plus 9.5% Superannuation

Perth Zoo gets hands-on in wildlife conservation, at home and beyond our borders. This is what makes us one of the world’s best inner-city zoos. One simple vision inspires and directs our work – a world where diversity of species and habitats is secure.

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.



Job Description

Provides direction, leadership and management of the conservation, animal husbandry and administration of the Life Sciences program. Participates as a member of the Corporate Executive.

Selection Criteria

Applicants should address the following three (3) criteria. These should be addressed in no more than three (3) pages in total.

  1. Substantial knowledge, understanding and experience of captive animal management and wildlife conservation (supported by appropriate qualifications in, and experience with, captive animals).

  2. Demonstrated leadership skills which builds organisational capacity, agency responsiveness and delivers outcomes.

  3. Successful demonstrated experience in management including budgeting, staff and performance management.

Note: In accordance with relevant legislation and departmental policy, the successful applicant will be required to possess or obtain a current and satisfactory National Police Check prior to commencement.

For the full role description, detailed responsibilities and a full list of selection criteria, including those that are not required to be addressed in the written application, please refer to the attached Job Description Form.

For Further Job Related Information: Please contact Wendy Attenborough on (08) 9474 0330, or for further information about Perth Zoo, please visit www.perthzoo.wa.gov.au.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a written response addressing the above three (3) requested criteria (in no more than three (3) pages) together with a current resume. Failure to do so may jeopardise the selection panel’s ability to assess your application.

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.

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.

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 Zoological Parks Authority 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.

Attachments: - DBCA Job Application Kit.pdf
- Job Description Form ZPA3121101.pdf

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