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Environmental Coordinator

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Environmental Coordinator to join the Natural Area Services team. If you are passionate about having a meaningful impact on the environment, and have experience with ecological land restoration, we would love to hear from you. More information and application instructions online!
 
Purpose

The primary aim of this role is to oversee field operations within the Barung Landcare Natural Area Services unit, with a focus on ecological land restoration. You’ll be responsible for executing high-quality on-ground natural area services aimed at rejuvenating and preserving the natural environment. This involves integrating cutting-edge techniques and the latest scientific knowledge to fulfill our organisation’s vision of promoting sustainable Landcare practices. 

 Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and oversee the implementation of ecological land restoration projects, including rehabilitation, restoration, revegetation and species habitat management, to protect natural values and assets, ensuring programs are implemented in accordance with approved plans, specifications, relevant guidelines and administrative requirements, safely, on time and within budget.
  • Develop ecological land restoration projects, including project planning specifications, documentation, cost estimates, procurement and monitoring, and oversees the implementation of works programs including the allocation of resources to ensure works programs are completed effectively, within budget and to deadlines. 
  • Ensure organisational systems and procedures are used to manage and report on projects, field operations management, workplace health and safety, and incident response. 
  • Supervise a dispersed team by setting and maintaining performance standards, developing team and staff capability and providing effective feedback. 
  • Build and maintain a strong safety culture, and apply Barung Landcare Integrated Management System, safe work procedures and the requirements of the Work Health and Safety Act to ensure the safety of personnel and the public.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science or equivalent 
  • Minimum 5 years experience in ecological land restoration
  • Demonstrated well-developed supervisory and team leadership skills for the implementation of field and operational activities
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in cost estimation, budgeting and planning and programming.
  • Strong SEQ plant identification skills – native and exotic across a range of ecosystems.
  • Experience applying a range of different ecological restoration approaches and revegetation practices.
  • A high level of physical fitness.
  • A commitment to safe work practices and a willingness to promote a safety culture.
  • Clear communication and strong interpersonal skills and report writing.
  • Current, valid Commercial operator’s licence (ground application of herbicide) issued under the Agricultural and Chemical Distributions Control Act 1966
  • Construction Safety White Card
  • Current driver’s licence

Desirable Requirements

  • First Aid & CPR certificate
  • Chainsaw 1 & 2 certificate

VOLUNTEER Opportunities

Current Vacancies

Barung Landcare Management Committee

The Barung Landcare Management Committee is currently seeking new members to join the management committee. 

The Barung Landcare Management Committee sets the vision and the purpose for the organisation, and oversees, guides and supports the direction of the Barung Landcare team.

We are seeking people with the following qualities, skills and values (but not limited to):

  • Passion for the environment
  • Passion for working with community
  • Understanding of business operations
  • Understanding of environmental conservation / natural resource management
  • Understanding of fundraising
  • Previous experience on a committee or a board
  • Collaborative spirit
  • Open-minded

If you are interested in joining the Barung Landcare Management committee, please email doug@barunglandcare.org.au

General Volunteering

Volunteering is a wonderful way to give back to the environment and community, build social connections and improve your own physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Volunteering at Barung is an experience in both helping and learning. 

Barung Landcare operates with a small team of paid staff, and a large number of invaluable volunteers. 

By joining as a volunteer you can support Barung Landcare’s mission in helping the environment, learn about native Australian plants and ecosystems, gain valuable skills in raising native plants from seeds, and meet like-minded people with an interest in maintaining our environment. 

We welcome a range of skills, experience and interests to the team, so let us know a little about yourself and your interests by filling out the below Volunteer Registration Form. 

Barung Landcare offers a number of pathways for the community to participate in Landcare through our various volunteer programs. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Carrying out seed collections 
  • Volunteering at the native nursery 
  • Helping with tree planting and weed maintenance at our site at the  Maleny Community Precinct 
  • Helping to run community information stalls about Barung Landcare 
  • Fundraising activities 
  • The Maleny Wood Expo 

All activities undertaken through volunteering with Barung Landcare are covered by Public Liability Insurance. 

It is essential for Barung Landcare to be aware of volunteer personal details to ensure that you are able to effectively participate in the scheduled activities within the organisation without unnecessary risk to your own health or that of other staff and participants. New volunteers please complete the Barung Volunteer Form. 

For enquiries about volunteering for Barung activities, send an email to info@barunglandcare.org.au or phone 07 5494 3151.