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At Conservation Volunteers we believe that we should offer everyone an opportunity to be involved in managing and protecting a healthy and sustainable environment. If you share that vision and would like to make a critical contribution to seeing it achieved, then consider joining our team of passionate and enthusiatic staff.

As a team, we make it possible for thousands of volunteers, both local and international, to join us every year to help plant thousands of trees, clear hectares of weeds, improve river health, save endangered species and protect our cultural heritage.


As a not-for-profit organisation we make use of various options to make our package as attractive as possible, but we also acknowledge that the people who join us do it for more than the money - it is about using your particular qualifications and skills to make a real difference.

For more information on any of these vacancies, email employment@cva.org.au  


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Jono McPhail - Land Conservationist


Positions Vacant

Team Leader - Townsville QLD
Contract position 6 months Full Time

The team leader is responsible for the safety, welfare and supervision of volunteers doing practical conservation work, ensuring our volunteers enjoy a positive project experience whilst working within the boundaries of occupational health and safety requirements.

For success in this role you will need knowledge and experience in the application of Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures, sound knowledge of practical terrestrial conservation activities, excellent people management and training skills, good organizational skills and the ability to complete simple reports in a timely manner.


Applications consisting of cover letter, resume and response to the Key Selection Criteria (available in the Position Description) are to be received via the application form by Wednesday September 9, 2015.

Green Army Supervisor - Alice Springs NT
Contract position 6 months Full Time

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 Supervisor who will be responsible for the safety, welfare, training and supervision of Green Army participants aged 17 – 24, working on conservation projects.

The project: The Garden Bed Rejuvenation and Weed Control will conserve and protect the native flora and fauna of the Gardens by weeding Buffel grass, rejuvenating five garden beds, removal and replacement of irrigation, installation of rejuvenated garden beds, planting 100 new plants, erosion control, installing fencing for public access control and to prevent grazing in selected areas. The project will also offer an Indigenous mentor to assist participants and provide Indigenous cultural advice. 


Applications, addressing the Key Selection Criteria, available in the Position Description, and resume, are to be received via the application form by Wednesday September 9, 2015.


Green Army Supervisor - Roxby Downs SA
Contract position 6 months Full Time

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 Supervisor who will be responsible for the safety, welfare, training and supervision of Green Army participants aged 17 – 24, working on conservation projects.

Project details: The Arid Recovery Reserve is considered one of the most important areas for the nationally listed Plains Mouse, Burrowing Bettong, Greater Bilby and Western Barred Bandicoot. To date feral control undertaken inside the Arid Recovery Reserve has proved highly successful. Enhancement of habitat condition around the Reserve will create corridors and allow natural dispersal of native mammals and management of re-introduced species. This project will take proven methods of feral control and species conservation and build on prior and current research to ensure the highest chance of success for the dispersal of species and build capacity within the local community to continue complimentary NRM programs.

Applications, addressing the Key Selection Criteria, available in the Position Description, and resume, are to be received via the application form by Wednesday September 2, 2015.

Information Technology Support Officer - Ballarat VIC
Full time Contract position until June 2017

We are seeking an IT Support Officer to provide technical support, training materials and guidance to Conservation Volunteers employees for the successful use of IT and Communications systems.

The IT Support Officer is responsible for providing first and second level technical support for IT and Communications issues and requests, as well as coordinating second and third level application support issues with the IT Manager, Director Business Services and external providers. This position is based from Conservation Volunteers National Office in Technology Park, Mount Helen.

The full position description can be found here

If this seems to be the right opportunity for you and you have previously undertaken similar roles please complete the application form below, including resume and responses to Key Selection Criteria by Wednesday September 2, 2015.

Green Army Supervisor - Cooma NSW
Contract position 6 months Full Time

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 Supervisor who will be responsible for the safety, welfare, training and supervision of Green Army participants aged 17 – 24, working on conservation projects South East Weeds Action Program Protecting Priority Sites in the Monaro region NSW. 

This project will commence a management program to control weed infestations impacting sites with threatened species and ecological communities in the Monaro area to support the South East Weeds Action Program. Ten sites totalling more than 450 hectares have been initially identified and may be expanded if necessary. The sites are typically characterised by natural temperate grassland, box-gum woodland and/or endangered plants being invaded by a range of weed species including Serrated tussock and African lovegrass. The project objective is to protect threatened species and communities through targeted on-ground control supported by detailed mapping and monitoring.

Applications, addressing the Key Selection Criteria, available in the Position Description, and resume, are to be received via the application form by Sunday August 30, 2015.

Regional Manager - Northern NSW 
Contract Position 2 years Full time

We are currently seeking a Regional Manager to manage the overall delivery of our programs in the Northern NSW region, the position will be based in Newcastle.  

The Regional Manager will be responsible for developing strong business relationships and promoting our range of programs with partner organisations. Experience in project management, well developed communication skills and sound organisational skills are essential for success of this role. Networks and experience in the conservation industry, while not essential, would be advantageous.

Applications, addressing the Key Selection Criteria, available in the Position Description, and resume, are to be received via the application form as soon as possible.

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