Senior Conservation Officer



Specifically, you will be required to: - Conduct assessments of applications for authorities issued under the joint Commonwealth-State marine parks permit system, as managed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and/or activities on the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS)—managed estate. - Ensure organisational goals and policies associated with those authorities are supported and are reflected in work outcomes; support the development and review of policies, strategies and plans in relation to permitted uses of the marine parks and protected areas. - Prepare and follow clear plans and timeframes for the implementation of operational tasks; respond in a positive and flexible manner to change and uncertainty.

- Under the direction of a supervisor, negotiate with external stakeholders regarding the nature of and conditions associated with authorities. - Carry out operational tasks within the boundaries of organisational processes and legal and public policy constraints. The successful applicant must: - Have a degree in environmental science, marine biology/ecology, natural resource / protected area management or agreed equivalent as determined by the Director-General.

Seek advice from the nominated contact officer before applying if equivalency needs to be assessed. If your qualification is from an overseas institution, you will need to attach a certified copy of the official recognition to your application. For more information about obtaining official recognition of your overseas qualification, visit https://training.

- As the role will be working from within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) office in Townsville, the successful applicant must be able to obtain (within a 6 month period), and thereafter maintain, a BASELINE security clearance. - It is a mandatory requirement for the occupant of this position to hold a driver's licence. Within the context of the duties described above, the ideal applicant will be someone who has: • Demonstrated experience in marine science, and environmental management and/or environmental regulation in coastal and marine environments (preferred); • Strong communication skills, including written, oral and presentation; • The ability to apply research skills, identify gaps in information and develop solutions within existing legislative frameworks; • Experience in systems applications; and • Supports productive working relationships—builds and sustains positive relationships with team members, stakeholders and clients.

• Supports strategic direction—understands and supports the organisation's vision, mission and business objectives; communicates with and follows direction provided by supervisor. • Achieves results—takes responsibility for managing work projects to achieve results. • Communicates with influence—confidently presents messages in a clear, concise manner.

• Displays personal drive and integrity—demo.

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28 Nov 2018


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