Field Botanist (Level 1), Newcastle, Sydney or Wollongong – 12 month contract position.

Biosis are looking to appoint a Field Botanist in one of our Newcastle, Sydney or Wollongong offices.  Working closely with a multi-disciplined team of professionals, you will be expected to become an integral member and be a key contributor to various existing and future ecology projects across NSW.

Biosis has undertaken many ecological and cultural heritage projects throughout south-eastern Australia and employs a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team that includes Aquatic Ecologists, Archaeologists, Botanists, Environmental Planners, GIS Operators and Zoologists.  We have offices in Albury, Ballarat, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Wangaratta and Wollongong.

Field Botanist, NSW Ecology Team

Biosis is seeking a Field Botanist with experience in field botany, capable of providing environmental advice and guidance to our clients.  Your responsibilities will include participating in, conducting and managing projects, and the production of technical reports.  Additional duties will include; survey design and implementation, proposal writing, sales and establishing a profile in the professional community as a Field Botanist.

To be considered for this role, you will meet the following selection criteria:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in ecology and/or botany.
  • A minimum of one year of botanical experience, preferably in consultancy or the public sector.
  • Broad plant identification skills, preferably with experience in NSW.
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth and State legislation with regard to ecology.
  • Experience with field survey design and implementation.
  • Basic experience in sales, client relationship management and business development including proposal preparation and client liaison.
  • Competency with computer programs and software such as MS word, excel , outlook, and/or similar software packages
  • A current manual driver’s license is a must along with a keen desire to be part of a team of specialist consultants.
  • Experience with project management, including budgets.
  • Interpersonal and relationship building skills.

Biosis offers the security of an established firm with support services in WHS, HR and accounts, an experienced team in flora and fauna assessment and a supportive work culture.  We will provide you with a competitive salary package consisting of base plus super, professional membership and conference allowance, plus a wide range of employment benefits. As a Biosis employee, you will also be rewarded with many of our added employee benefits.  Some of these benefits include:

  • Employee Reward and Recognition Program.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Mentoring and Training Program.
  • Study Assistance.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Social Activities.
  • Internal Job Opportunities throughout Australia.

This is a 12 month contract position with the potential to become permanent. This opportunity is best suited to individuals with a passion for ecology that are looking to become part of an enthusiastic and vibrant team.

For more information, contact Amy Byrne on 0438 191 025.  To apply, forward a copy of your CV and a covering letter addressing the selection criteria, to:  Amy Byrne, Administrative Assistant abyrne@biosis.com.au

Position Description

Applications will close at 5pm on Wednesday 13 December 2017

Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.