Green Army Supervisors – Heidelberg/Belgrave, Melbourne, VIC

2 x Full Time 5 month contracts

The Green Army is an Australian Government initiative that supports local environment and heritage conservation projects across Australia. Conservation Volunteers is proud to be a provider for this program.

We are seeking to employ a Green Army Supervisor who will be responsible for the safety, welfare, training and supervision of Green Army participants aged 17 – 24, working on conservation projects throughout Australia.

For success as a Green Army Supervisor, you will need:

  • knowledge and experience in the application of Workplace Health & Safety policies and procedures
  • sound knowledge of bush regeneration practices and conservation activities
  • excellent people management and training skills
  • good organisational skills and the ability to complete simple reports in a timely manner

Essential Qualifications & Attributes:

  • Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for this job
  • A current full Australian Drivers licence
  • Defensive driving certificate
  • Level 3 Work Health and Safety certificate
  • The Working with Children Check VIC
  • Clearance by Criminal Records Check
  • For further details about the position read the Green Army Supervisor position description

The Projects

HEIDELBERG – The Green Army – Jagajaga – Greening North East Melbourne Project 2 will contribute to the conservation and protection of EPBC listed threated species by enhancing their habitat and through the removal of Weeds of National Significance. The project will increase the biodiversity and habitat values along the Yarra River corridor within the municipality of Banyule and enhance connections with surrounding areas and improve water quality by controlling invasive species and planting preferred indigenous habitat species for local fauna. The Green Army participants will conduct wildlife surveys to identify areas of good habitat, populations of significant flora and fauna species and those habitats in need of improvement.

BELGRAVE – Participants will partner with rangers and community groups throughout national parks and reserves in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Ranges. Parks in this area support a number of EPBC species including the Leadbeater’s Possum and Helmeted Honeyeater. This project will focus on linking participants with existing programs conducted by Parks Victoria, community groups and industry partners like Zoos Victoria. Participants will conduct important activities including revegetation, track construction, bird surveys, native seed collection, erosion management and signage. It will see participants connecting with people and nature, developing lifelong skills and experiences and forming an appreciation of the significance of these species.

Applications Close Date: Wednesday 6 December 2017

Applications for this job addressing the Key Selection Criteria (in the Green Army Supervisor position description) and Resume to be submitted via the application form below.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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