Regional and Fire Management Services Division
Regional Wildlife Officer
PSCA, Level 5, $88,047 - $96,994 p.a. plus 9.5% Superannuation

Kalgoorlie is the largest inland city in Western Australia, steeped with history and heritage. It remains a vibrant mining town and home to a young, family oriented and multicultural community. Kalgoorlie is a central hub for the arts, leisure and culture in regional WA.

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

Under minimal direction of the Regional Leader Conservation:

  • Delivers parks and conservation compliance services in the Goldfields region. Leads investigations, conducts nature protection issue and licence assessments, plans and advises on nature protection issues generally, responds to reports of new introduced alien species in the wild and assists in the management of interactions between the public and wildlife.

Selection Criteria

Applicants should address the following five (5) criteria. These should be addressed in no more than a total of five (5) pages.

  1. Considerable experience in conducting criminal investigations and knowledge of the general principles and procedures associated with the preparation of full briefs of evidence for criminal prosecutions.

  2. Sound knowledge of legislation, associated policies and guidelines relating to biodiversity and nature protection issues.

  3. Demonstrated experience in appropriately interpreting legislation, policies and guidelines and their application for wildlife nature protection issues, with a preference for those with a broad knowledge of biodiversity protection, compliance management and regulation issues in Australia.

  4. Working knowledge of the industries regulated under biodiversity and nature protection; ability to identify flora, fauna, and exotic animals, and experience in managing human interactions with wildlife.

  5. Proven leadership, co-ordination, project management and organisational experience, including demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and achieve results.

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.


In accordance with the Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004, the successful applicant will be required to possess or obtain a current Working With Children Check card prior to commencement.

To be eligible for permanent appointment, it is essential to be a citizen of Australia or New Zealand or to have Australian permanent residency status.

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 attached Job Description below.

For Further Job Related Information: Please contact Mr Nigel Wessels on (08) 9080 5555, or for further information about the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions please visit

Application Instructions: 

Applicants should submit:

  • A covering letter.
  • A written response addressing the above five (5) requested criteria (in no more than five (5) pages).
  • 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 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.

Attachments: - DBCA Job Application Kit.pdf
- Job Description Form DBCA0077630.pdf

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