Project Officer - Arid Zone Monitoring

May 08, 2018
May 22, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Part Time

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is a vibrant, multidisciplinary School located on the St Lucia campus (Brisbane) with extensive teaching and research programs covering the fields of Geology, Geography, Environmental Management, Occupational Health and Safety Sciences and Planning. The School has a strong research profile and enjoys an excellent success rate in nationally competitive grants and has a strong record of high quality publications.

The National Environmental Program’s Threatened Species Recovery Hub is a consortium of Australian research institutions and land management agencies. The Hub carries out applied research that aims to support the effective conservation management of Australia’s threatened species and ecosystems. The Hub is hosted within UQ’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, which is a vibrant, multidisciplinary School. The Threatened Species Recovery Hub hosts dozens of research projects; one of these projects is the Arid Zone Monitoring project.


The role

The Arid Zone Monitoring project aims to develop a coordinated monitoring program for threatened vertebrates, their threats and the effectiveness of management across arid and semi-arid Australia. The project officer will play a key role in the delivery of this project, helping to foster relationships with project partners across Australia (Indigenous and non-Indigenous), facilitating the collation of existing data from these project partners, and contributing to developing a framework for a national database that will support future data depositions and reporting.


The person

Applicants should possess qualifications and/or experience in conservation or environmental management. They should have experience working with Indigenous groups, and working in remote areas. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential. Applicants must be proficient in the use of standard computer software, be able to work well in a team, and to meet deadlines.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a part-time position; flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement

This is an identified position and the occupant must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent under section 25 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.



This is a part-time, fixed term appointment at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,207 - $79,964 p.a (FTE)., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $86,822 - $95,579 p.a (FTE)).





To discuss this role please contact:

Sarah Legge on +61 0476 861 951 OR

Katherine Moseby 0407 617 679

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below.


Reference: 504383

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