The Environmental Offsets team are looking for a committed and suitably experienced Field Ecologist with knowledge of threatened species monitoring in Natural Temperate Grassland and Box Gum Woodland ecosystems in the ACT region. Under the supervision of the Monitoring Ecologist, the Field Ecologist will undertake ecological monitoring to support adaptive management of grasslands and woodlands as per requirements for Matters of National Environmental Significance within Environmental Offset Reserves.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:


  • A current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to – Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration (act.gov.au) A current manual driver’s licence.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a field of environmental management or biological science, preferably including studies in Botany, Zoology or Ecology.
  • Willingness to work in remote locations, out of hours, and in adverse weather conditions.


  • A current First Aid Certificate.

Note: There are several permanent positions avaliable. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply: Please submit a written application addressing the selection criteria limiting responses to 350 word per criteria, along with your current Curriculum Vitae, listing two referees and their contact details.