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Biodiversity Project Officer

We are seeking a highly skilled, motivated practitioner who is passionate about supporting land managers and communities to implement sustainable practices, and participate in caring for the land. You will need to be a great communicator with a very broad and keen interest in primary production, conservation land management, biodiversity and working with the community. Ideally, you will want to live and work in beautiful Cooktown.

This position is responsible for increasing participation of Cape York people in projects focussed on biodiversity, ecosystem health and improved natural resource management. The biodiversity project officer will work across tenures and stakeholders to support land managers to improve land management for conservation and production outcomes.

Additional incentive benefits above the salary package are available for employees living and working in Cooktown. 

Applications close 9am Wednesday 9 June 2021.


Biodiversity Project Officer

Reports to

Biodiversity and Fire Program Manager

Works with

Biodiversity and Fire Team


Cooktown preferred Atherton by negotiation

Employment Terms

Fixed Term until 30 July 2023 (with possible extension)

Full time (75 hours per fortnight)


Level 3.1

Salary Package

The salary range from 1 July 2020 is $77,215 – $83,579 per annum full time (37.5 hours per week). Plus 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading, plus 9.5% super guarantee. 

Duties of role

To achieve the outcomes required by this role, you must be able to:

  • Work within allocated work/project budgets.
  • Complete required reporting, delivered on time and to a satisfactory standard.
  • Manage planning, delivery and reporting of biodiversity and natural resource management projects.
  • Work with the Communications Officer and Community Engagement Officer as necessary and appropriate.
  • Assist with the preparation of articles, Facebook posts and photos for communications products to update the community about Cape York NRM matters as they relate to your work program.
  • Provide regular reporting to the Biodiversity and Fire Program Manager on work completed and key activities underway.
  • Assist with the preparation of competitive grant funding or sponsorship applications. 
  • Manage data relating to fauna and flora records and undertake development and maintenance of survey databases.
  • Provide assistance to landholders and Indigenous Ranger groups in the implementation of performance monitoring of projects.
  • Comply with all Cape York NRM policies and procedures.
  • Attend Cape York meetings when requested, including presenting outcomes of the work program.


Online Application

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2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx.