First listed on: 19 October 2018

Manager, Science Policy and Coordination



EL 1 (Identified)
Parks Australia

Parks Australia is looking for a Manager for the Science Policy and Coordination Section. As a member of the management team you will:

  • Lead and manage a small high-performing team of experienced specialist staff responsible for research, monitoring and data/knowledge management across Parks Australia to build skills, capacity and capability and work as an effective member in a management team; and lead change in the workplace.
  • Coordinate the development of policies and guidelines to set the overall direction of scientific work across Parks Australia Division, including to align and coordinate approaches between marine and terrestrial reserves. Work effectively with other science teams in Parks Australia.
  • Lead the team to support and contribute to scientific work in the six terrestrial national parks managed by the Director of National Parks (Pulu Keeling, Christmas Island, Kakadu, Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Booderee, Norfolk Island), the  Australian National Botanic Gardens and Australia’s Marine Parks,  through providing advice and assistance to park-based colleagues, including:
    • project design and data analysis
    • facilitating partnerships with external researchers,
    • helping to identify resourcing options,
    • ensuring relevant research results are collated and translated into management recommendations;
    • facilitating discussions and sharing of information among staff with a science-related role across the Division.
  • Proactively engage with the research community and other external stakeholders to communicate Parks Australia’s research and monitoring priorities, and build and maintain productive partnerships that will benefit Parks Australia’s conservation work.
  • Provide scientific advice to the Parks Australia Executive and coordinate responses to requests for briefing, senate questions on notice and other reports on science matters as required.

Our ideal candidate has a strong background in Leadership in a culturally diverse environment and demonstrated expertise and sound judgement in the provision of scientific advice.

How to apply

For information about the positions please contact:

Sebastian Lang on Phone: 02 6250 9455; or


Applications close: 4 November 2018 at 11.30pm (AEDST)

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