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Biodiversity Officer

Salary: Negotiable Location: New South Wales - Sydney Ref: OM/0664
Description: Osborne Richardson are famous for being the pioneers in Local Government recruitment in the Environmental fields and, we've had a call from one of our favourite clients, in Western Sydney.

We have been asked to assist this large Council with a gun Biodiversity Officer, who will join the team immediately on an initial contract until mid-January 2022. A cracking contract in the current climate!!

In this great role, you will take the lead on providing specialist advice on ecological matters, to inform development assessment, and strategic biodiversity conservation programs within the Council area. In this role, your main duties will see you:

• Act as Council’s principal ecological officer including representing Council in legal proceedings where required
• Undertake ecological assessments of nominated sites to inform development assessment processes
• Act as Council’s principal ecological officer including representing Council in legal proceedings where required
• Undertake ecological assessments of nominated sites to inform development assessment processes
• Recommend and implement enhancements to Council policies with regard to ecology and biodiversity conservation

We are proud to seek out and successfully fill roles with everyone, across in the Environmental field however, this role is aimed at a more senior officer, so please review the following key skills and experience:

Essential
1. Tertiary qualifications in Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Planning, Environmental Science or equivalent
2. Accreditation as a Biodiversity Assessment Method Assessor – BAM Assessor
3. Practical experience and detailed knowledge in ecology, wildlife management, botany and other relevant fields
4. Demonstrated experience in the assessment and review of ecological matters, in the context of development applications and environmental planning proposals
5. Demonstrated experience in the provision of strategic advice on biodiversity conservation matters, including review and preparation of REFs, SEPPs, LEPs, DCPs and other relevant planning policies
6. Experience managing projects and consultants.

Desirable
1. Experience working in local government
2. Qualifications or experience in Natural Area Restoration (Bush Regeneration)
3. Detailed understanding of relevant legislative and regulatory requirements including those provided under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016, Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and NSW Biodiversity Offset Scheme.
4. Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations, write correspondence, complex reports and applications.

Always happy to openly chat over these roles with anyone, so please feel free to contact Owen Millar on 0414 706 605 or at Owen@oraus.com.au.

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