Department of Regional NSW
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Environmental Officer

Environmental Officer

  • 496009
  • Agriculture
  • Conservation
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Science
  • Projects
  • Full-time ongoing position available
  • Position based at Inverell, NSW, servicing the larger Gwydir area
  • Salary starting from $ 87,493 pa + super


We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

Working in a commercially focused business, the position of Environmental Works Supervisor with the Soil Conservation Service manages the delivery of earthworks projects across the natural resource, agricultural, and civil construction sectors.  Project delivery is full circle from initial inspection, through to remediation recommendation, design, costing, and ultimately on ground implementation. 

The position requires coordination and management of multiple plant operators and accompanying SCS bulldozers. Plant operations predominantly involve conservation earthworks for rural landholders throughout the North-Western and Gwydir areas of NSW, however, the diversity and scale of projects may require additional plant and subcontractors.


The role is supported by a Senior Environmental Officer, also based in Inverell.

About You:
You’ll need to be someone with demonstrated experience leading project teams, as well as a background in the operation of earthmoving equipment, in particular bulldozers & excavators.

Experience and/or knowledge in the survey and layout of conservation earthworks, scoping, and costing projects is also required as is strong computer literacy and great communication skills, and the ability to comfortably engage internally within your team and externally with your clients.

Our focus is high-quality project delivery and to be successful this needs to be your focus too. Being in a commercial environment, you’ll need to understand your clients’ needs as well as the constraints of a project – and be able to walk the line in between to successfully deliver outcomes suitable for all.

A current NSW driver licence combined with the willingness and ability to travel away from your district and work in other areas (including overnight stays) is also required.

For more information on the role, you can download the role description.

Applying is Easy! If this type of role sounds ideal to 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.

Closing Date:  Tuesday 26th October 2021 @ 11:55pm

To learn more about the role, please contact Peter Menzies via or 0437 317 633.

Additional Information:
A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

Who is the Department of Regional NSW? Why work for us?
Our Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses. 


Please note that NSW Government expects all NSW government sector employees who can be safely vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine to do so.

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