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Field Ecologist - Graduate

Tasmanian Land Conservancy

The Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC) is seeking a Field Ecologist (Graduate). This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to nature conservation in Tasmania and join an organisation that offers a supportive and welcoming working environment.


The TLC is a for-purpose (not-for-profit), apolitical, science and community-based organisation that protects nature on private land in Tasmania. Through science, community and enduring commitment, we inspire and empower people to conserve nature in Tasmania; we do this for the benefit of current and future human generations and for nature itself.

We conserve important habitats and ecosystems by raising funds to buy and manage private land and by working with landholders to protect nature on their land.

Tasmania has a wonderful natural heritage with over 50% of the state already protected by magnificent reserves. We are superbly placed to develop one of the world’s leading protected area systems – a reserve system that provides sufficient habitat for the long-term survival of our biodiversity.

The TLC strategy is to build a system of secure core areas managed for conservation. Our aim is to conserve and manage an additional 30,000 hectares of land for nature conservation by 2025 through reserves and through management for conservation.

Some land becomes TLC reserves, protected by conservation covenants. Other land goes into our ‘revolving fund’: it is permanently legally protected with a conservation covenant and resold to conservation-minded buyers. The TLC also works with landowners to protect the ecological values of their properties through conservation programs including the Midlands Conservation Fund, Land for Wildlife and WildTracker. In 21 years of operation, the organisation has protected more than 91,000 hectares through our activity


The Field Ecologist (Graduate) will work within the Conservation Planning and Science (CPS) team to support the delivery a range of conservation, ecological and research programs across its private reserves and other conservation landscapes, as guided by the Conservation Science and Planning Manager and Conservation Ecologists. This primarily field-based position includes supporting the CSP team to implement long-term ecological monitoring and surveys (flora, fauna and ecological communities); environmental assessment of current or new conservation areas; assisting with applied research projects often in collaboration with university, government, and non-government partners; data collection and collation; and maintenance of field equipment.

We are looking for a tertiary qualified candidate with experience in ecological field surveys and logistics. We want someone with flora and/or fauna identification skills and the ability to work independently, including the ability to problem-solve and complete tasks with minimal supervision in remote locations.

The position on offer is fixed term (2 years), part time (80% FTE = 60.8 hours / fortnight) and based in Hobart, Tasmania. The TLC provides a flexible work environment where a good work-life balance can be maintained.

A remuneration package is offered based on TLC Professional Level 2.1 - 2.3 ($67,000 - $76,000 p.a. pro rata) (plus statutory superannuation) commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience.

Please see the attached Position Description for more information.

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If you would like more information about this role please contact Dr Catherine Dickson, Conservation Science and Planning Manager: cdickson@tasland.org.au using the subject line: Field Ecologist - Graduate enquiry via Ethical Jobs.

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