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Senior Program Officer - Reef Aid Program

Location: Northern Queensland

Basis: Full-Time

Who we are

Greening Australia is Australia’s largest environmental enterprise and is leading the transformation of the sector. With a mission to conserve and restore landscapes at scale through collaborative, science based and innovative conservation programs Greening Australia works with a broad range of partners including some of Australia’s largest corporations to plan, develop and deliver solutions to solve some of our biggest environmental challenges.

With teams located around the country and more than 150 knowledgeable and expert staff, we are having a measurable and lasting impact on Australia’s unique environment through our programs, services and partnerships.

We believe that people thrive when nature thrives, and we work to translate this shared value into practice.

The role

The position works in the Reef Aid Program and is responsible for undertaking responsibilities for on ground works associated with water quality improvement for the Great Barrier reef, which includes riprian/streambank restoration, land management improvements, and erosion control.

The position is accountable for high level technical support and overseeing the on-ground staff and subcontracted delivery of Greening Australia’s projects. The Senior Program Officer works with a high level of autonomy and within a team environment to deliver on the strategic objectives of Greening Australia.

The nature of the organisation’s activities requires flexible working arrangements and some evening and weekend work.  It also requires regularly travelling to and from sites  in work vehicles. Additionally, this position requires work for short and extended periods away and at times to camp overnight in remote locations.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Qualifications in Environmental Science, or extensive practical experience in environmental works.
  • 5 – 7 years’ experience with environmental project delivery and landholder engagement.
  • Current ‘C’ Class Driver’s License.
  • Experience with managing project budgets and project risk and contributing to financial forecasting processes.
  • Technical knowledge and experience within specialist areas such as wetland restoration and/or land erosion processes
  • Excellent written skills including writing proposals and reporting
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting large scale and complex practical environmental works.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise work teams, including the ability to lead staff members on difficult and challenging projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team, show initiative and to work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with experience in liaison with clients and the public.

Desirable Criteria 

• Experience in mapping and spatial analysis such ARCGIS or equivalent mapping program
• Experience with Australian Government MERIT reporting.
• Experience working in a cross-cultural environment and the cultural context when working with Aboriginal or other Indigenous peoples
• Demonstrated competence in written and oral communication skills, including the preparation of reports.
• Botanical / vegetation identification skills related to local area.
• Knowledge and experience with monitoring methodologies.
• Experience with data collection for monitoring and reporting & R&D projects.
• Professional networks with NRMs, R&D organisations, Department of Environment and E-NGOS.
• Understanding of Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchment issues
**Please note candidates may be required to provide proof of vaccination status where required.**

What we offer:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Salary packaging
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing days
  • Access to our EAP
  • Additional super

Please view the attached Outcome and Accountability Statement to find out more about the role and experience required.

Please submit your application including:

  1. a cover letter that addresses the key areas of responsibility; and
  2. your current resume.

How to Apply

Submit applications: [email protected]

Applications close: 5pm Monday 22nd November 2021

For further information, please contact Dr Lynise Wearne (Program Director) on 0466 283 439 or email [email protected].

Greening Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment and welcome and encourage applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, the LGBTQIA+ community and people from diverse backgrounds to apply.