FIELD FAUNA ECOLOGIST
Location negotiable, regional or metro, NSW
AMBS Ecology & Heritage is seeking individuals with experience in fauna survey who are enthusiastic about fieldwork.
We are an established business with a growing portfolio of clients and projects in the ecological sector. Our work includes flora and fauna surveys, biodiversity monitoring, ecological impact assessments, Biodiversity Assessment Methodology (BAM) reports, preparation of flora and fauna management plans, and implementation of fauna management measures such nest boxes and fauna “spotters”. Most of our projects incorporate a fieldwork component and some of the work is seasonal.
Specific tasks typically include surveys for native birds, reptiles, frogs, mammals (including bats) and sometimes threatened invertebrates and fishes. Survey techniques may include call recognition, spotlighting, trapping (pitfall traps, Elliott traps, harp traps, etc.), use of bat detectors, song meters and remote cameras, hand searches for reptiles and frogs, identification of scats and tracks, and identification of habitat features (including but not limited to active tree hollows).
Our work is undertaken across NSW in a variety of landscapes, ranging from cleared paddocks and construction sites to dense bushland. Our clients include environment managers, property managers, construction companies, mining companies, government agencies such as OEH, DotE, DPI and RMS, research agencies and local Councils.
We are seeking individuals with:
• not less than 3 years’ experience undertaking fauna surveys (the more, the better);
• excellent field identification skills in one or more of the fauna groups discussed above;
• practical experience in implementing a range of fauna survey techniques;
• willingness to work in remote and regional areas for up to 12 days at a time, including outside normal hours, over weekends, and in adverse weather conditions;
• ability to use technology such as GPS, smart-phones, digital cameras, i-pads and laptop computers;
• commitment to meticulous recording of field data;
• strong understanding of, and commitment to, WH&S in the field;
• ability to deal with a range of clients, colleagues and regulatory authorities with professionalism and integrity;
• current driver’s licence.
Criteria that are not essential, but will be well-regarded, include experience in the ecological consulting industry, a current Senior First Aid certificate, ability to drive a manual vehicle, experience using a 4WD in off-road environments, and/or a “White Card”.
Due to the seasonal nature of the work, there are multiple positions available for individuals interested in casual work, and potentially full-time roles for suitable candidates. Applicants from throughout NSW will be considered as much of the survey work will not be Sydney-based.
You must have the right to work in Australia to be considered for this role.
If you wish to apply, please email your resume (including referees) and a brief cover letter to sharon@ambs.com.au.
• The cover letter should state whether you are interested in a casual or full-time role, or either, and which fauna groups and techniques you have experience with.
• Enquiries about the position can be made to the same address or by calling 02 9518 4489. All applications and enquiries will be treated with the strictest of confidence.
Applications close: 18 April 2019