Wildlife Control Biologist
Avisure is a consultancy that has supported the aviation industry with specialist wildlife and operations expertise for over 25 years. We are regarded as the industry leaders in the field of wildlife strike mitigation, having completed projects for air operators, regulators, and airports. We have worked at more than 70 national, international and military airports since 1996. Our consulting services help our clients to reduce wildlife hazards with comprehensive risk management strategies, staff training and ongoing management programs. Avisure aims to provide the aviation industry with the world’s best products, processes, research, and expert advice to ultimately reduce the occurrence of wildlife strike and establish a benchmark in the industry that encourages a global proactive approach to wildlife strike management. Making a difference drives our enthusiasm to deliver quality in everything we do. Our focus is growing long-term relationships with our clients by ensuring quality delivery.
About the role
We are looking for an enthusiastic Wildlife Control Biologist to join our team and report directly to the Regional Manager. The role is based north of Perth which requires operating daily at an aerodrome in Bullsbrook and/or Gingin with support of another team member.
This role will suit a hard-working and resourceful self-starter who enjoys working as part of a diverse team but has the capability to comfortably work alone. You will undertake active management of wildlife, monitor wildlife populations, assess wildlife strike risk, and liaise with and develop reports for clients.
To be successful in this role you must:
- Have a tertiary degree in biology, ecology, environmental management/wildlife or similar
- Minimum of three years’ work experience in biology, ecology, environmental management/wildlife or similar
- Be keen to work in aviation environs
- Have demonstrated wildlife (mainly bird) identification skills and experience in conducting field surveys
- Be familiar with regulatory requirements for wildlife management
- Be willing to control and disperse wildlife under sound ecological principles and humane practices for wildlife strike risk mitigation
- Be willing to use firearms for the above purpose
- Be able apply landscape management principles to deter hazardous wildlife from aviation environs
- Be able to demonstrate the ability to maintain situational awareness in relation to identifying safety considerations involving aircraft movement, wildlife presence, and the activity of other vehicles, equipment and people utilising the aerodrome
- Demonstrate the ability to use problem solving techniques to resolve project related issues
- Have demonstrated project delivery and the capacity to manage projects within scheduled timeframes, budgets and health, safety and quality requirements
- Have demonstrated high level report writing skills
- Have intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office (especially Excel) skills including the ability to manipulate data in complex spreadsheets
- Be a professional communicator who is reliable, self-driven and able to prioritise workload
- Have demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills and the ability to supervise a small team
- Be willing to travel to assist in interstate projects when required
- Be willing to operate after-hours for wildlife surveys and management as required
- Be an Australian Citizen
- Be able to obtain national security clearance through Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA)
Overall, the following skills and attributes would be highly regarded:
- Demonstrated bird identification skills with experience in wildlife surveys
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in wildlife management and/or vertebrate pest control
- Experience working in an aviation environment
- Aerodrome Reporting Officer Certificate
- Aeronautical Radio Operator Certificate (AROC)
- Airport Security Identification Card (ASIC) – requires criminal history check
- Firearms license – Categories A and/or B and/or C
- First Aid and CPR certificate
We value our team and have developed an Employee Benefits Program to support, empower and reward our people.
Here are some benefits we offer:
- Flexible work arrangements
- Celebrating birthdays in style with a paid day off
- $200 towards health and wellbeing
- Participate in community service with paid leave
- New parents receive 4 weeks paid parental leave (on top of the government benefits).
Avisure encourages and values diversity and inclusion in the workplace as we are an Equal Employment Opportunities employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
How to apply
If you are a passionate Wildlife Biologist with a ‘can-do’ attitude who is looking for a supportive and optimistic team, we want to hear from you!
Remuneration will be discussed in person during our recruitment process.
Please email email@example.com with your resume and a brief cover letter addressing how your experience aligns with our opportunity by 30th November 2022.
Please note that due to our high volume of responses, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Thank you in advance for your interest in this opportunity with Avisure.