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The Living Murray - Field Ecologist

Deniliquin NSW 2710, Australia Req #55
Thursday, 30 November 2023
Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial plantation and native forests in NSW. We manage more than two million hectares of forests for the environmental, economic, and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are focused on empowering our people to use their creativity, authenticity and innovative thinking to be the champions of change now and into the future. That is why no matter who you are, we encourage you to apply for the job that’s right for you. We aim to have a workforce that reflects the diverse communities in which we work and so we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Are you looking for a tree / river change and love the outdoors? 


We currently have an opportunity for a Field Ecologist for The Living Murray to join the team in Deniliquin NSW.


This is a great opportunity for a lifestyle change with the Murrumbidgee, Lachlan, Wakool, Edward and Murray rivers at your doorstep offering plenty of activities such as boating, kayaking, fishing, cycling, golf, bushwalking and much more.



Why grow your career with Forestry Corporation of NSW:

At Forestry Corporation of NSW, our values are at the heart of everything that we do. We hope you share our values of:


  1. Wellbeing: Everyone home, injury free, everyday
  2. Respect: We care for country, community, and ourselves
  3. Integrity: We are honest and accountable
  4. Innovation: We challenge ourselves to think differently, be bold and continuously improve


What we can offer you:

  • Full time, permanent opportunity for a Field Ecologist looking to work in environmental water delivery to a floodplain forest ecosystem, based in Deniliquin
  • Relocation assistance considered
  • A rare, exciting opportunity working towards the rehabilitation of an Icon Site of the Murray region
  • Competitive salary package with the opportunity to work with and learn from passionate and skilled professionals in the industry
  • Involvement from start to finish within the project – be part of the journey delivering great outcomes
  • Work-life balance through flexible working arrangements
  • Company benefits including one additional day of leave each financial year, etc

What you will be doing:

  • Be responsible for the timely, accurate and efficient design, planning and execution of ecological monitoring and research programs
  • Be consistent with established quality standards, ensure compliance with external requirements and support environmental water planning, delivery and other operations.
  • Delivering the monitoring program funded by the Living Murray program
  • collect, manage, analyse and interpret survey data, and produce scientific reports that inform decision-making for watering and operational planning at a range of levels.
  • Working with contractors and community organisations to deliver the monitoring program
  • Communication with stakeholders such as contractors and members of the community

We would love you to have:


  • The ability to self-manage to achieve goals and keep to deadlines
  • Great communicator – both written and verbal, with the ability to articulate, in plain English, details of the project such as plans and actions.
  • Knowledge and understanding of field ecology
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in flora and fauna monitoring techniques and habitat assessments, and use/maintenance of a variety of survey and related equipment.
  • Knowledge of environmental watering in floodplain ecosystems.
  • Proven organisational skills - ability to plan and prioritise work, meet standards and deadlines.
  • Experienced in working safely in a high-risk environment.
  • Capacity and willingness to undertake fire and fuel management duties when required



For more information on the role such as specific role details, please contact Vincent KellyThe Living Murray Program Manager via (m) 0458890524.


Please click here for a copy of the Position Description for this role.



Applications close:  17 DECEMBER 2023 @ 11:59PM AEDST



Depending on the role the preferred candidate will be required to satisfactorily complete a Drug and Alcohol screening, and/or Medical Assessment and/or a Fire Task Based Assessment (TBA).

For roles requiring, the successful candidate(s) must be fit to perform firefighting activities, which may include working in smoky conditions and the ability to be physically active in uneven or steep terrain. Offers of employment for these roles are subject to the results of the pre-employment Medical Assessment which may preclude candidates high risk conditions from being able to meet the inherent requirements of the role.

Other details

  • Pay type Salary
  • Employment indicator Office Based
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  • Deniliquin NSW 2710, Australia