Department of Regional NSW
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Environmental Officer

Environmental Officer

  • 501908
  • Conservation
  • Construction and Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Field Officer
  • Marine and Coastal Management
  • Projects
  • Ongoing full-time role based at Howlong, NSW  
  • Salary starting from $75,992 p.a. + super 

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, an Environmental 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. 

Come and work for the Soil Conversation Service – NSW’s most trusted environmental services and project management consultancy provider.  

Your responsibilities:  

  • Deliver and supervise the implementation of environmental and civil construction projects, predominantly on the Murray River. Key projects will include conservation earthworks, fencing, willow removal, weed control and revegetation 
  • Supervise and provide guidance for junior field staff and contractors 
  • Assist senior staff to investigate, develop and scope solutions for natural resource management issues 
  • Ensure project quality and safety, whilst also assisting to maintain budgets and project resources 
  • Professionally represent and promote the SCS to help develop effective partnerships with internal staff and contractors 
  • Work as a colleague with teams and areas to resource projects with a whole of area team approach 
Watch this video to see what a day in the life of a Soil Conservation Service Environmental Officer is like! 
What will you need to commence a career with us:  
  • Ability to successfully supervise and implement environmental and civil construction projects   
  • Experience in the natural resource management, civil construction, or agricultural industries 
  • Experience and/or knowledge in machinery operations 
  • Ability to supervise others and deliver projects on time, within scope and on budget 
  • A safety focus and be able to deliver high-quality projects, demonstrated experience in delivering efficiencies whilst maintaining standards will be highly regarded 
  • Great communication skills and an ability to use computers and other mobile devices 
  • A current driver licence combined with the willingness and ability to travel across NSW (including overnight stays) is also required. 
  • A current Construction Induction White Card or the willingness to obtain one 
  • A current marine (boat) licence or the willingness to obtain one 
What we offer: 
  • A role where you will be working with environmental experts to deliver environmental and civil construction projects 
  • Annual leave loading, flexible working conditions and other great benefits including a 35-hr working week 
  • Great professional development opportunities including access to training and qualifications relevant to the industry 
  • This process also offers the opportunity to be added to our Talent Pool for similar upcoming opportunities over the next 18-months that could be in other locations across regional NSW 
  • Watch this video to see what our staff say about working with us! 
The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required. 
For more information you can download the role description
How to Apply:  

A career with the Soil Conservation Service is waiting for you! 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.  

Applications close Sunday 27 November 2022 at 11:55pm  

To learn more about the role, please contact Ben Berry, Program Coordinator at or 0418 484 329 

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