Department of Regional NSW
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Land Services Officer

Land Services Officer

  • 500166
  • Agriculture
  • Conservation
  • Environmental
  • Field Officer
  • Land Administration
  • Projects
  • Ongoing position available in the North West region - Walgett, Moree or Tamworth Offices. Other NWLLS locations with the region may be considered.
  • Salary starting from $87,493 + super
  • Work as part of a larger team to liaise with and influence landholders on best practice Land Management.

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.

If you require reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please notify the contact for this role.

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 North West LLS region is made up of the council areas of Gunnedah, Gwydir, Liverpool Plains, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Tamworth and Walgett. The region has an area of approximately 82,000 km2. It is home to around 113,000 people who live mainly along the rivers and their tributaries with major regional centres of Moree, Narrabri, Gunnedah and Tamworth. Around 7,500 people are employed directly in agricultural industries.

We’re looking for people to join our teams. We need highly motivated and experienced professionals who want to work as part of a larger project team and liaise and influence landholders on best practice and their responsibilities under the Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code 2018. Check out some of our latest or case studies to see how we work.

What you need to do this role;

  • Previous experience and/or qualifications in Land Management and/or Natural Resource Management
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and accurately interpret legislation
  • Demonstrated ability to follow processes
  • Demonstrated experience in using Client Relationship databases and ArcGIS or equivalent platform
  • Demonstrated interest/curiosity in native vegetation and desirable that you are familiar with the use of botanical keys
  • Previous experience engaging and forming strong relationships with landholders
  • Project management skills including reporting, planning and monitoring
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

These mid-level roles work with landholders in the implementation of land management legislation and assessment of related applications.

Our ideal candidates will have a positive and solution focused attitude, you’ll be able to think creatively and solve complex problems for both yourself and others as they arise. You’ll also be able to work within a team and autonomously with limited supervision and simply get things done.

Don't have all the skills and experience needed to apply but you are passionate, motivated, keen to learn, and have recently graduated? Then we'd like to hear from you too.

Applying is easy!  Simply submit your resume and a cover letter that tells us why working as a Land Services Officer is for you, and we’ll get back to you after the closing date. Or are you looking for an opportunity to utilise your management and leadership skills? The North West and Northern Tablelands LLS Teams are also looking for experienced Senior Land Services Officers to join their Land Management Teams. Interested? Take a look here.

Want to know more? Just contact Dennis Boschma, Team Leader Land Management on 0429 159 290 or via You can also download the role description

Closing Date: Monday 15th August 2022 @ 11.55pm

The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

Additional Information:
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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