First listed on: 29 October 2019

Project Officer: Threatened Species -  Kakadu National Park

The Organisation and the Team

The Department of Environment & Energy designs and implements Australian Government policy and programs to protect and conserve the environment, water and heritage, promote climate action, and provide adequate, reliable and affordable energy.

The Department’s Parks Australia Division jointly manages Kakadu National Park (KNP) with the Traditional Aboriginal Owners in accordance with the EPBC Act, the Kakadu lease agreement and other documents. The KNP Science and Biodiversity Team is responsible for the protection of KNP’s biodiversity by managing threats, including weeds, ferals and conducting a significant fire programme, and implement and assist threatened species recovery research and programmes.

The Role & Duties

As part of the Country and Culture Team of Kakadu National Park, and in accordance with the Lease Agreement, the Kakadu National Park Management Plan 2016-2026, and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, provide support to achieve best practice management of threats to the biodiversity and values of World Heritage and Ramsar listed Kakadu National Park (KNP) by:

  • Working with Traditional Owners to determine projects designed to achieve healthy Country
  • Organising and participating in biodiversity survey field trips, often in remote areas (must be willing to fly in a helicopter, travel by boat). These will include vertebrate, invertebrate and vegetation surveys, feral animal management, weed management and cultural heritage maintenance.
  • Keeping equipment inventories and maintenance schedules
  • Engaging with stakeholders, including researchers, KNP staff, traditional owners etc.
  • collecting data, researching, and writing documents in clear plain English

The Opportunity

This is the chance to work in Kakadu National Park doing what you love, helping Australia’s natural environment.

The Ideal Candidates Skills & Experience

  • Experience in Natural Resource Management with on-ground experience in either threatened species management, threatening processes management, and
  • A strong cross cultural awareness and the ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people is essential.


Kakadu National Park (Jabiru)


  • To be eligible for any position in the Department you must be an Australian Citizen.
  • You must undergo and satisfy a National Police History Check
  • This position also involves working with Children and the successful applicant must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate Working with Children Check.
  • This position is an ‘Identified’ position which signifies that the role has a strong involvement in issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The successful applicant must have an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People. People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Also, the successful applicants will be required to:

  • Hold a current drivers licence and have completed, or are able to undertake, 4WD vehicle training,
  • Have a reasonable level of fitness,
  • Wear a uniform and relevant Personal Protective Equipment (PPE),
  • Hold a current First Aid Certificate or have the ability to obtain this qualification,
  • Work to an agreed performance development plan and participate in training activities, and
  • Meet requirements and conditions of the current Enterprise Agreement and the APS Code of Conduct.


The Department offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position. For further details, refer to the Enterprise Agreement at

How to apply

To obtain more information about the position please contact Feach Moyle on 08 89381179 or 040 040 1918 or

Applications close:  11.30pm (AEDST) on Sunday, 17 November 2019.

The Department of Environment and Energy values social and cultural diversity and is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and the provision of a safe and healthy work environment.

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