Department of Regional NSW
Picture of a golden sunlit landscape in Queanbeyan area. Gumtrees in foreground, blue sky and river in background.

Land Services Officer

Land Services Officer

  • 496345
  • Agriculture
  • Conservation
  • Planning
  • Projects
  • Talent Pool process to fill potential ongoing or temporary positions which may become available over the next 18 months
  • Possible locations include Bourke, Cobar, and Hillston
  • Salary starting from $85,744 pa + super
  • Join a team of professionals delivering best practice native vegetation  land management outcomes across the Western Local Land Services region


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.

The Western Local Land Service region is the largest in NSW, covering 314,500 km² or 40 percent of the state.  It is larger than Victoria and Tasmania combined.  Despite its size, it is the least densely populated region, with a population of approximately 42,873 people (18,500 of whom live in the city of Broken Hill).

In NSW there is a range of land management activities landholders can do as part of the Land Management and Biodiversity Framework. As a Land Services Officer, you’ll be on the ground, working hand in hand with landowners so that land management is both understood and followed.

We’re looking for people to join the team - people who are passionate about rural land management and biodiversity conservation and are keen to develop their career in a role that is all about making a difference.

Check out this case study to see this work in action!

Why are these jobs for you?

  • You’ll get practical, on the ground experience putting your passion for rural land management and biodiversity conservation into practice
  • You get to develop your land management skills in a genuinely supportive environment
  • You’ll be offered internal support, with opportunities for collaboration and cooperation across the region encouraged
  • You’ll become a part of a friendly rural community, as well as part of an amazing, experienced, professional & friendly team
  • We offer great working conditions (including flexible work practices)

These are roles where you can make a real difference. Imagine the possibilities living and working in the Far West can offer you - abundant natural attractions, warm hospitality, affordable housing, and quality services and amenities. These truly are great places to live, explore and work.

What you need:
Ideally you’ll have previous experience and/or qualifications in Land Management, as well as previous experience engaging and forming strong relationships with landholders. You’ll also need to have strong written and verbal communication skills. Project management skills, including reporting, budgeting, planning, and monitoring would also be an advantage.

Applying is easy!  Simply submit your resume and a cover letter that tells us why you want to be a Land Services Officer with Western Local Land Services is for you, and we’ll get back to you after the closing date.

Want to know more? Just contact Tanya Cooper, Team Leader Land Management on 0428 442 053 or via tanya.cooper@lls.nsw.gov.au, or Erlina Compton, General Manager Western LLS on 0458 944 614 or via erlina.compton@lls.nsw.gov.au. You can also download the role description.

Closing Date:  Sunday 7th November 2021 @ 11:55pm

Additional Information:
The talent pool created from this recruitment action is 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

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