Ecolink is recruiting a qualified and suitably experienced, mid-career botanist to join our Melbourne team.
Ecolink is a small consulting company providing specialist ecological advice and innovative solutions to a range of clients including private companies, government agencies, councils and as subcontractors to larger firms. By keeping the company small and agile, we keep our overheads low and tailor our approaches to our clients’ needs. Our key commitments are excellent client liaison, and to provide high quality, responsive and personalised services.
The position calls for an independent, experienced botanist who can undertake flora assessments, including identification of plant species, and carry out Habitat Hectare Assessments.
The successful applicant will also be expected to analyse data, write up the results of their assessments and liaise with clients. Whilst the position calls for botanical skills, the successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to other projects being undertaken by the company and so a broad background in ecology is required.
Often, the successful applicant will be working alone and unsupervised, when not undertaking field assessments, so a self-starter with initiative and a good work ethic is required. The position is predominantly based in Melbourne, although there will be irregular overnight trips to regional Victoria and longer interstate trips may be required on occasion.
Ecolink is a family friendly employer and we encourage applications from individuals that are interested in flexible working arrangements, such as preferences for permanent part-time work. We are an equal opportunity employer and value a diverse team with a range of ages, experience and backgrounds.
Key Selection Criteria
- A tertiary qualification in Botany or Ecology, preferably with post-graduate qualifications, or equivalent, relevant experience;
- At least 4 years relevant industry experience;
- Strong plant identification skills within Victoria. Particular expertise with threatened flora species or communities would be highly regarded;
- A sound and practical understanding of national, state and local government environmental legislation and policy. It is expected that the applicant has an understanding of Victorian state environmental legislation, however demonstrated of knowledge of other Australian state/territory jurisdictions, particularly from southern Australia, will be well regarded;
- Strong written and oral communication skills;
- A current Vegetation Quality Assessors’ Accreditation (or the ability to attain it);
- A high level of computer literacy, including extensive experience with the Microsoft Office suite of programs. Competency with ArcGIS would also be highly regarded; and,
- A current, manual driver’s licence.
How to apply:
A position description is available here.
- Applicants are invited to submit a concise letter that explains the reasons for your application, your suitability for the position and that addresses the key selection criteria. A résumé that details relevant experience to the position should also be submitted.
- Referees may be requested from short-listed applicants. All applications will be treated strictly in confidence.
For further information about the position, contact Stuart Cooney on 0419 894 948.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will close at 5pm on 14 April, 2018.