Department of Regional NSW
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Environment Officer (Aboriginal Targeted Position)

Environment Officer (Aboriginal Targeted Position)

  • 499441
  • Conservation
  • Field Officer
  • Ongoing full-time identified position available – Located in Tumut or Howlong
  • Salary ranging from $74,117 to $81,158pa + Super, Leave Loading, Flex Leave and a standard 35-hour working week
  • Deliver environmental and earthworks projects

Please note: This is an Aboriginal targeted position. As such preference will be given to candidates who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. In the event that no suitable candidate is found, other applications may also be considered.


Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes differences in culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and disability status or other attributes. The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.


Working in a competitive commercial environment, the role of Environment Officer with the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) is responsible for the on-site delivery of environmental and earthworks projects for clients, with a focus on erosion control, soil and water management, site remediation and/or trail/track construction.


About the role

On any day, you will: 

  • Assist Senior Management with the on-site running of environmental construction projects and programs, determining contract specifications, advising on during and post construction activities as well as advising on maintenance requirements post completion
  • Primary projects surround River Rehabilitation works in this region, though you will work across a range of projects and programs within your career with SCS
  • Investigate, develop and scope solutions for natural resource management issues
  • Work closely with external stakeholders and clients to ensure the delivery of SCS projects, ensuring project quality and safety
  • Professionally represent and promote the SCS to help develop effective partnerships with internal staff and contractors
  • Participate in technical training and staff development activities
  • Work as a colleague with teams and areas to resource projects with a whole of area team approach.


About You:

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong working knowledge of the design and implementation of soil and water conservation projects, ideally you will also have proven experience working in a similar role or environment
  • Strong computer literacy and great communications skills
  • While safety needs to remain your number one priority, our focus is high-quality project delivery, and demonstrated experience in delivering efficiencies whilst maintaining standards will be highly regarded
  • A current NSW driver licence combined with the willingness and ability to travel across NSW (including overnight stays) is also required


How to Apply: 

A career with the Soil Conservation Service is waiting for you - – NSW’s most trusted environmental services and project management consultancy provider! Simply submit your resume and a brief cover letter outlining how your skills and experience match what we are looking for. We will then get back in touch after the closing date. 

For more information you can download the role description.

To learn more about the role, please contact Kurt Laboyrie, Area Manager | Southern Area on 0439 620 372.

Closing Date:  Tuesday 6 December 2022 at 11:55pm

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicants in these roles may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

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