Department of Environment and Energy
Parks Australia Division
Salary: $80,882 – $91,833 pa. (APS level 6) + super
Ongoing/Non-Ongoing positions

  • Work in Australia’s premiere National Park
  • Assist in managing the science and biodiversity programs across KNP
  • Work closely with Traditional Aboriginal Owners to effectively manage KNP

Kakadu is recruiting three pivotal positions to assist in running programs that manage threats, recover threatened species and manage data & GIS.

The Organisation and the Team

The Department of the Environment & Energy designs and implements Australian Government policy and programs to protect and conserve the environment, water and heritage, promote climate action, and provide adequate, reliable and affordable energy.

The Department’s Parks Australia Division jointly manages Kakadu National Park (KNP) with the Traditional Aboriginal Owners in accordance with the EPBC Act, the Kakadu lease agreement and other documents. The KNP Science and Strategy Team is responsible for the protection of KNP’s biodiversity by managing threats, including weeds, ferals and conducting a significant fire programme, and implement and assist threatened species recovery research and programmes.

The Role/Duties

Under limited supervision from the Manager: Science and Strategy, and in accordance with the Lease Agreement, the Kakadu National Park Management Plan 2016-2026, and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, provide leadership in:

  • best practice management of threats to the biodiversity and values of World Heritage and Ramsar listed Kakadu National Park (KNP),
  • the KNP threatened species recovery management programme, or
  • data and knowledge management and provide the Science and Strategy Section with high quality data and knowledge management, GIS and mapping, document preparation (grant submissions, reports, etc.), and research and monitoring analysis.

These roles need to do significant consultation and liaison with Traditional Aboriginal Owners, as well as scientists, contractors, and other internal and external stakeholders.

In addition, the Team Leader positions will need the ability to:

  • develop, implement, conduct, monitor and report on natural resources management programmes, and
  • to manage an operational unit including managing budgets, assets, workplace health and safety, rosters, and human resources.

The Opportunity

This is the chance to work in Kakadu National Park doing what you love, helping Australia’s natural environment.

The Ideal Candidate/Skills & Experience

  • University Degree in Natural Resource Management
    (or equivalent work experience),
  • On-ground experience in either threatened species management, threatening processes management, or GIS/data management, and
  • A strong cross cultural awareness and the ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people is essential.


  • To be eligible for any position in the Department you must be an Australian Citizen.
  • You must undergo and satisfy a National Police History Check
  • This position also involves working with Children and the successful applicant must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate Working with Children Check.
  • This position is an ‘Identified’ position which signifies that the role has a strong involvement in issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The successful applicant must have an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People.

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply. You do not need to be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to apply, all applications are welcome.

Also, the successful applicants will be required to:

  • Hold a current drivers licence and have completed, or are able to undertake, 4WD vehicle training,
  • Have a reasonable level of fitness,
  • Wear a uniform and relevant PPE,
  • Hold a current First Aid Certificate or have the ability to obtain this qualification,
  • Work to an agreed performance development plan and participate in training activities, and
  • Meet requirements and conditions of the current Enterprise Agreement and the APS Code of Conduct.


The Department offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position. For further details, refer to the Enterprise Agreement at http://www.environment.gov.au/about-us/employment/enterprise-agreement-2016-2019

How to apply:

You are required to complete applications through the Department’s online recruitment system accessed through: http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/about-us/employment.

Information for applicants with disabilities: www.environment.gov.au/about/jobs/applicants-with-disabilities.html

  • Applications should consist of a 1 page statement of claims, taking into consideration the duties and selection criteria to demonstrate your suitability for the role and should follow the STAR model: https://www.apsc.gov.au/3-applying-aps-job-cracking-codeIt is also expected to be written in plain English as indicative of the applicant’s ability to communicate with people from varying backgrounds.
  • A résumé of not more than 4 pages including the contact details of two referees.
  • Potential applicants must contact the person below to discuss the role before applying:

To obtain more information about the position please contact Feach Moyle on (08) 8938 1179 or 040 040 1918 or email: feach.moyle@environment.gov.au

Apply at http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/about-us/employment

Applications close: 11.30pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 17 July 2019.

The Department of Environment and Energy values social and cultural diversity and is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and the provision of a safe and healthy work environment.