Senior Officer (Botanical)

Job Description: 

Summary:        Plan, coordinate and undertake ecological field work in remote locations, including leading a team of up to 5 people.

  • Full time, fixed term role until December 2020
  • Position will be based at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $76,199 - $82,355 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation


About the role

The Senior Officer will be part of a team undertaking the Ecosystem Resilience project, which is collecting ecosystem resilience data (habitat structure, floristics and avian data) across a chrono-sequence of fire age classes in two vegetation communities (Lowan Mallee and Heathland Sands – Desert) in the Victorian Mallee (predominantly Big Desert and Little Desert National Parks). They will be responsible for coordination of field work, field safety, data storage and curation, and leading the collection of habitat structure and floristics data in accordance with established protocols and methods.

Skills & Experience

In order to be successful in securing this position, the ideal candidate will have:


  • Bachelor Degree in Science with specialist skills in botany;
  • Proven organisational and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven knowledge of field safety requirements and processes, and experience working in remote environments;
  • Full drivers licence, experience with 4WD driving



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How to Apply

Closing date:  11pm Tuesday 18 th June 2019


Position Enquiries: Prof Mike Clarke, TEL: 9479 2244 Email:

Position Description below:


This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Senior Recruitment Business Partner Justin Bolton on +61 (03) 9479 1073

To apply and to view position description please visit and search for job number 558384 under current vacancies.

Job Location: 
La Trobe University, Bundoora
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019