Zoologist sample resume

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Andrew Davis

61 Shoehorn Drive
Southfield NSW 2037
M: 0400 000 000
E: [email protected]

Professional Profile

Experienced zoological consultant with broad field-based knowledge of Australian fauna, ecological assessment and management programs, and environmental legislation.

Key Skills and Attributes

Project management and evaluation skills
Ability to monitor and evaluate environmental protection programs with regards to organisational development and strategic and financial planning and management.

Communication skills
Communicate effectively to build relationships with team members, communities and regulatory bodies to put local knowledge to use and facilitate more efficient field work. Experienced in field operation logistics and reporting from remote locations.

Analytical research skills
Demonstrated analytical and research skills, including ecological assessment, technical report writing and preparation of presentations and proposals.


Bachelor of Zoology
University of New England
Graduated: 2009


Certificate III in Zoo Keeping
Southfield, NSW
Graduated: 2006

Employment History

September 2010 – Present
Zoological Consultant, Alpha Environments
Far North Queensland


  • Conduct pipeline preconstruction surveys as part of Alpha’s contract with ABC Fuels
  • Contribute to pipeline alignment routes, avoiding locations of biological sensitivity
  • Locate and map locations of biological and biophysical significance
  • Survey fauna species listed as threatened
  • Prepare detailed technical reports and presentations for the management team
  • Consult and engage with local community on species presence and pipeline routes
  • Adhere to ABC health, safety and security regulations


  • Informed, trained and collaborated with various government, NGO and private sector stakeholder communities in environmental impact and project logistics
July 2009 – September 2010
Zoologist, Wild Life Environmental
Sydney, NSW


  • Undertook extensive ecological surveys as part of the Environmental Impact Statement for several mining companies
  • Managed significant community consultation regarding surveys and impact studies
  • Assessed project management arrangements and accountability
  • Reviewed and reported on program monitoring and evaluation frameworks
January 2007 – July 2009
Zoo Keeper, Australian Native Zoo
Sydney, NSW


  • Maintained the zoo’s bat collection including threatened species
  • Produced marketing and educational materials
  • Developed training and research skills and a sound understanding of bat management

Training and Professional Development


  • Remote Area First Aid Course (St John NSW)
  • Working in Uncontrolled Environments (ABC)
  • Working at Heights Course (ABC)


  • Environmental Leadership Training
  • Introduction to Project Management (NSW Education)

Professional Memberships and Program Engagement

Member of:

  • Gecko Conservation Alliance
  • Worldwide Mammal Society
  • Australian Bat Alliance
  • Australian Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria

Participated in:

  • Bower Bird Conservation Workshop – World Wildlife Fund, Sydney (2011)
  • Bat Survey of the Daintree (2011)
  • Koala Recovery Program, NSW National Parks (2010)
  • Bat Banding Scheme, Royal Zoological Society of NSW (2009)


Available upon request.

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