Department of Regional NSW
Animal, Wallaby, Kangaroo, Mammal, Wildlife, Antelope

Land Services Officer

Land Services Officer

  • 493880
  • Animal Care
  • Environmental
  • Land Administration
  • Talent Pool recruitment opportunity, for up to 18 months
  • Location – Variable (Upper Hunter, Lower Hunter and Mid Coast)
  • Salary range $85,488.00 + super and leave loading

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.

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.


What we are looking for:

Highly motivated and experienced professionals to join Hunter Local Land Services(LLS) as a Land Services Officer, to deliver and support natural resource management outcomes across the Hunter.

This mid-level role delivers extension and advisory services to farmers, landholders and community within Hunter Local Land Services. Opportunities through this Talent Pool for successful candidates will be to develop and implement key natural resource, riverine and/or catchment management projects and related initiatives, and provide advice and services to resolve natural resource, riverine or catchment management and related soil, land and agricultural issues.

A range of skills, experience and relevant capabilities are sought across the Hunter LLS region, given the broad range of future opportunities. Some of these include;

  • Riparian and estuarine rehabilitation, streambank erosion protection and catchment improvement works in the Mid Coast region
  • Post bushfire threatened species recovery and vegetation management in the Mid Coast region and southern Hunter Valley
  • Riverine and riparian management in the Upper and Lower Hunter Valley
  • NRM and Catchment Health Improvement on-ground programs and extension services for landholders
  • Other opportunities based on individual skills and alignment to future program needs

Working as a Land Services Officer you will work with senior staff and teams to:

  • Provide technical and advisory services to landholders and community groups, and support land management, rehabilitation and restoration activities, which may include some or all of the following:
        • River and estuary revegetation and rehabilitation works
        • Soil and catchment management works and practices
        • Native vegetation and threatened species management, restoration and recovery
        • Natural resource management, rehabilitation and restoration practices
        • Community engagement and capacity building services
  • Deliver investor based projects, including stakeholder and investor liaison, project management, budget management, planning and reporting
  • Develop and facilitate relevant partnerships and initiatives, and work collaboratively with agency, landholders, community groups and other partners

What you need to be successful in this role:

  • Relevant knowledge and understanding of natural resource/environmental/catchment/land management/rehabilitation/restoration practices
  • High level interpersonal skills relevant to communication, coordination and negotiation
  • Skills relevant to liaising with external stakeholders
  • High level of customer service relevant to in working with landholders

Ability to deliver results

  • Ability to work cooperatively within a team, but also independently
  • Good project management skills, including reporting, budgeting, planning and monitoring
  • Ability to use computer-based programs (including ArcGIS or similar mapping based programs and project management systems) 
  • Native vegetation or river geomorphology identification  desirable but not mandatory.

Please click here to view the generic role description and if you want to learn more about the role, please contact Lyndel Wilson, Team Leader NRM at or 0429 613 095 OR Glenn Lyons, Team Leader, Hunter Catchments at or 0428 684 924 for more information about the Talent Pool opportunities and process.

Applying for the Role:

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, please apply by submitting a current resume (maximum 5 pages) and brief cover letter (maximum 2 pages) which outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role. Applications must be lodged electronically via our Recruitment portal.

A talent pool will be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.


More about Talent Pools here:

Applications closing on Sunday 25th April 2021 at 11.55pm AEST


Closing date: Apr 25, 2021

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