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Environmental Monitoring Officer

Full-time, hybrid location. Earliest available start.


  • Office (Kyneton)/Working from Home
  • Field work to be undertaken across Victoria, requiring potential overnight stays
  • Field work will be a major component (1-2 days a fortnight with increase in survey periods)

reports to: Data and Innovation Manager

Cassinia Environmental is open to applications for the role of Environmental Monitoring Officer. This role will play an important role in the assessment of properties managed by Cassinia Environmental. The applicant will play a key role in the monitoring, management of data and reporting on properties managed by Cassinia. The applicant will assist with field assessment work and manage the scheduling of site monitoring requirements.

For further questions, and to submit your application please email Applications for the position should include a cover letter and a CV.

Applications will close, Monday 4th September, 2023.

Position Information

Qualifications and experience:

  • A Degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, statistical analysis or related field is desirable but not required.
  • Three or more years of experience in field work involving ecological data analysis, management and reporting is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in management of complex datasets.
  • A basic understanding of conservation, ecological, and restoration principles including native vegetation communities, natural regeneration processes and revegetation techniques.
  • Experience in managing multiple tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Experience in writing ecological reports.
  • Experience with statistical analysis of ecological data is beneficial.

Objectives of role:

  • BushBank
    • Manage the schedule of monitoring requirements for the BushBank program, especially in relation to revegetation survival rates and restoration standards.
    • Undertake project monitoring, manage large datasets, and write monitoring reports for Cassinia Environmental’s BushBank program.
    • Provide assistance to the BushBank program on areas of ecological monitoring including in the development of improvement of monitoring protocols, systems and processes.
    • Liaise closely with partner organisations to satisfy their monitoring requirements.
  • Offsets
    • Manage the scheduling of site monitoring requirements relating to vegetation and species-specific offsets, receive and process data, and write monitoring reports that contribute to delivering offset agreements and associated works plans.
    • Assist with field assessment work.
  • Ecological projects
    • Manage the scheduling of site monitoring requirements and write monitoring reports to assist with the delivery of specific ecological projects. Assist with field assessment work.
  • General
    • Collect ecological field data and manage this data within Cassinia Environmental’s database systems.


  • Coordinate and undertake site visits with landowners and external partners, especially in relation to project monitoring requirements.
  • Monitor project sites against sets of ecologically based targets.
  • Record and manage field data within online systems.
  • Produce monitoring reports in line with specific project requirements.
  • Assist with resolving issues within individual projects that are failing to meet required targets in conjunction with the relevant project managers.
  • Provide landowners and external partners with ecological expertise. 
  • Communicate regularly and provide updates and reports to the relevant project managers within Cassinia Environmental.

Skills, knowledge and competencies:

  • Capacity to learn monitoring techniques used within the forestry and ecological restoration sectors.
  • Ability to identify the species of larger lifeforms of an ecological community, including Eucalyptus and Acacia species.
  • Problem solving & analytical skills; effectively identify, review and act to make appropriate decisions to solve project related issues as they arise.
  • Proficient with computer design software; including simple mapping tools, excel, powerpoint and word.
  • Teamwork; have a desire to support others as required, work within a team and to connect and nurture people and the environment.
  • Time management/organisational skills; accomplish tasks effectively within a given time frame. 
  • Communication and interpersonal skills; have strong written & verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to undertake work in isolated and remote areas;  as required, use of emergency devices, location apps, map reading and radio communication skills.
  • Licences; hold a current Victorian drivers’ licence (manual licence preference) and have access to a vehicle.

Personal Attributes:

  • Interest in conservation and the natural environment
  • A good level of fitness
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Positive approach to change
  • Reliability, Flexibility, Humility
  • Service and Gratitude

Our priority is to recruit within Australia, due to availability of local skilled workers. We encourage applications from individuals who already have the legal right to work in Australia. Please be advised that only candidates who meet these requirements will be considered for the position.