Job: NParks is recruiting a Senior Biodiversity Officer

Judging from the last 2 posts, ’tis the season to be hiring!

NParks is recruiting a senior biodiversity officer.

Job scope

The Coastal and Marine Environment (CME) Section aims to provide Singapore with a strong basis to adopt a proactive, balanced and forward-planning approach to CME-related policy, management, and research-direction issues, consistent with its long-term economic and sustainable development goals. This is part of the National Parks Board’s (NParks) commitment to an inter-agency initiative to strengthen Singapore’s capacity in areas related to the coastal and marine environment and to the conservation of Singapore’s marine biodiversity.

Our interdisciplinary team undertakes a broad range of technical projects, including ecology & the environment, coastal dynamics, legislation & regulations, and other technical areas of coastal and marine environment concern. An external committee of domain experts provides advice on these projects. Publication of results and policy recommendations for the management of the coastal and marine environment are key deliverables of the team. Team members are expected to work collaboratively with each other, and with counterparts working in related areas within NParks and other agencies.

Key roles:

  • Primarily responsible for the conservation of coastal and marine biodiversity with a strong focus on the conservation of mangrove habitats.
  • Other responsibilities will be to provide inputs to development projects, be involved in field surveys, monitor other coastal and marine habitats and manage related scientific projects.

The Senior Biodiversity Officer will join a team of officers who manage technical projects, monitor key issues, and support the day-to-day operations related to the goals of the CME Section. Preparation of reports and formulation of coastal and marine conservation policy will be key deliverables; supporting the team in the organization of technical meetings and conferences is also part of the scope of this position.


  • Degree from a recognized university and at least 3 years of work experience.
  • Successful applicants will have at minimum a first degree in a relevant discipline.
  • At least one year work experience in ecology, environmental management, and nature conservation will be a strong advantage.
  • Field experience in mangroves coupled with a working knowledge of conservation and management issues of mangrove habitats will be a strong advantage.
  • More experienced and qualified applicants may be considered for, and given more management-level responsibilities.
  • Applicants must have an excellent command of spoken and written English and be able to analyse issues from a broad-based strategic perspective.
  • Possession of a Class 3 license and diving certification is preferred.
  • Demonstrated keen interest and passion in environmental conservation.
Application ends Wednesday, 7 September 2011.
Apply here.

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