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Inviato da Bryan Grieg Fry on Gennaio 15, 2000 at 14:52:08:

POSITION DESCRIPTION
THREATENED REPTILES OF THE BRIGALOW BIOREGION
Recovery Officer

__________________________________________________________________________________________
Reports to: WWF Queensland Program Manager
Starting date: ASAP
Position: 8 month contract (additional dependent on funding)
Hours: fulltime
Salary: $36,000 per annum (plus superannuation and annual leave loading)
Location: Brisbane or within brigalow region as negotiated

Background
Since European settlement each stage of intensification of land use in Queensland’s Brigalow Belt has exacted its toll on the region’s biodiversity. Endemic species or those whose distributions centred on the brigalow region have not fared well. The decline of the suite of reptiles endemic to the Brigalow Bioregion is widely acknowledged, with up to 20 species of reptile are currently at risk and of conservation concern being endangered, vulnerable or rare

The WWF Brigalow Reptile Conservation Project will provide the forum and framework to enable different interests to work together on this common problem. The project will initiate and develop an urgently needed recovery process aimed at the conservation of this suite of species on a bioregional level The project officer will identify, develop and coordinate the implementation of essential and planned conservation actions involving a range of stakeholders who can undertake, support or contribute to specific research, education, community involvement, planning and on-ground management actions.

Duties and responsibilities
 Establish a multi–discplinary recovery team responsible for managing and coordinating
the conservation of these species and their ecosystems.

 Coordinate the development 5 year recovery plan specifying essential actions to
ameliorate threats and protect habitats critical to species survival.

 Consult with Government, scientists, land holders and the public and coordinate and
initiate priority recovery actions and form working groups.

 Contribute to the development of funding proposals to implement conservation actions.

 Prepare and distribute information materials

 Ensure broad stakeholder and community involvement and ownership of recovery plan
and processes for implementation.
 The Project Officer will:
- Work to agreed procedures, including the professional standards and practices outlined in
the WWF Staff Handbook and 'Advocacy with Excellence.
- Draft a work plan for approval in consultation with the Queensland Program Manager.
- Implement the project efficiently and effectively
- Participate in an annual staff appraisal
- Work within the agreed budget and report at the agreed times.


Selection Criteria

 Demonstrated knowledge of herpetafauna, their habitats, threats and conservation management needs.

 Conservation planning experience with a thorough understanding of ecological processes, landscape and species conservation, habitat and threat management. Familiarity with the brigalow habitats and ecosystems would is an advantage.

 A sound knowledge of recovery frameworks and processes with demonstrated on-ground conservation and /or recovery implementation experience.

 Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated abilty to communicate effectively with people of varied backgrounds and who has worked well with rural communities, government agency staff and scientific interests

 Practical experience in community particpatory and multi-disciplinary approaches to conservation practice.

Additional requirements
 Flexibility, some out of hours work may be required
 Willingness to travel to regional centres

Applications

 Applicants must address each of the selection criteria and include 3 referees.
 Applications close 5.00 pm 31st January 2000
 Direct further inquiries to: Maria VanderGragt, Ph 07 32293194
 Mark applications “Confidential Outback Wetlands” and forward to:
Maria VanderGragt
Program Manager Qld
World Wide Fund for Nature
PO Box 12046 Elizabeth St
Brisbane, 4002

Or deliver to 166 Ann St, Brisbane.





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