Conservation and Pest Management (CPM) Volunteer Coordinator

Contribute to positive environmental outcomes, Supportive small team environment, Attractive salary and working conditions.

Do you want to actively contribute to positive environmental outcomes Do you have strong administrative and inter-personal skills Do you have a passion for training, mentoring and motivating volunteers  If so, this might be the ideal job for you.

The Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (Victoria) (SSAA Victoria) is a not-for-profit sporting organisation representing 40,000 recreational shooters and hunters. The Association promotes responsible and safe firearms use and ethical hunting practices. It also operates a formalised pest and problem animal control program using volunteer hunters on Parks Victoria (PV) managed land throughout Victoria.

The Conservation and Pest Management (CPM) program provides positive environmental outcomes by reducing pest and problem animal impacts on sensitive environmental areas. The program operates under a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Funding Agreement with PV.

SSAA Victoria is looking for a suitably qualified and self-motivated coordinator to run the program. The successful applicant will be expected to manage all aspects of the program and will have the opportunity to make the role their own. Responsibilities include ensuring scheduled control activities are delivered by allocating suitable volunteer resources, maintaining volunteer records, ensuring volunteers hold and maintain appropriate accreditations as well as mentoring and training volunteers. An important function is managing relationships with the PV staff involved in the program. 

The safety of volunteers, PV staff, contractors and the public is of paramount importance in all operations.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work in a positive, small-team environment and report to a supportive manager. The office is located at Box Hill. You will find this is a challenging and diverse role that will make good use of your strong administrative talents and interpersonal skills. The successful applicant's ability to coordinate and motivate volunteers is vital to the performance of this role.

Firearms and hunting experience would be of benefit but are not essential to the role. The successful applicant will be required to issue firearms to volunteers. They will be required to obtain and maintain a category A and B firearms licence. Full training and assistance in obtaining a licence will be provided if necessary.

Travel throughout the state may be required to oversee volunteers or to deliver training but will not be a regular requirement. A vehicle is available for work-related activities.  

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants who do not obtain a position description and address the key selection criteria therein will not be considered.

To apply: submit your CV and covering letter, addressing the key selection criteria, by COB Monday December 9, 2019.


19/11/2019 $0 Eastern Suburbs 1 Administration & Office Support
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