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? Do you have firearms and hunting experience? 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 38,000 recreational shooters and hunters. The Association promotes responsible and safe firearms use and ethical hunting practices. It also operates a formalised pest 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 assistant manager to run the Association’s Conservation and Pest Management (CPM) Program. The successful applicant will be expected to manage all aspects of the program, including the training, mentoring and coordinating of volunteers and managing relationships with PV employees 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 a thorough understanding of OHS issues relating to firearms use and field work.
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 thorough understanding of pest animal management and ability to successfully coordinate volunteers is vital to the performance of this role.
Extensive firearms and hunting experience would be highly regarded. Practical shooting and outdoor skills will be required on some occasions when conducting field work. However, this is primarily an administrative role and the successful applicant will only be required to actively participate in shooting programs on rare occasions.
Travel throughout the state may be required to oversee the implementation or supervision of programs at various times..
For more information about SSAA Victoria go to www.ssaavic.com.au