Department of Regional NSW
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Land Services Support Officer - Aboriginal Projects

Land Services Support Officer - Aboriginal Projects

  • 500176
  • Agriculture
  • Community
  • Conservation
  • Environmental
  • Field Officer
  • Identified Positions
  • Projects
  • Fixed Term Full Time position up to 30 June 2023
  • Location – Bourke NSW (Other locations within Western Region Local Land Services may be considered)
  • Salary starting from $66,298 + super
  • Please note this position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only.

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.

The Western LLS region is the largest in NSW, covering approximately 314,500km2 or 40 per cent of the state. It is larger than Victoria and Tasmania combined with rainfall in the region being low and drought being a major part of the climatic cycle. The main land uses within the Western region are grazing, dryland agriculture, irrigated agriculture, mining, tourism and nature conservation.

Why Choose Us? You will have the opportunity to live and work in a community that values and cares for each other. Nothing can compare to the brilliant night skies, iconic landscapes and national parks and rich history.

We also offer:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Incremental salary progression for the right candidate
  • Practical on the ground training and experience
  • A genuine supportive environment
  • Opportunities to work on exciting projects and programs

You will have the chance to provide project support for the implementation of effective targeted Aboriginal Cultural Heritage projects as well as collaborating with LLS colleagues, Aboriginal partners and land managers to address natural resource management, biosecurity and agricultural productivity issues.

What you need to do this role:

  • Applicants must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and accepted in the community as such. Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997.
  • Experience in engaging with Aboriginal communities.
  • Ability to undertake training and obtain certifications for the application of chemicals in the course of pest management activities.
  • Current Class C Drivers Licence.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.

Our ideal candidate will be passionate about the community and taking part in meaningful project work. You will be keen to develop your career in a role that is all about making a difference. You will be an excellent communicator and thrive in a collaborative and diverse working environment.

Applying is easy!  Simply submit your resume and a cover letter that tells us why working as a Land Services Support Officer – Aboriginal Projects is for you.

Want to know more? Just contact David Kellett, via 0456 757 438 You can also download the role description

This is an Identified Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Position. Applicants for this position must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identify as being Aboriginal and be accepted in the community as such.  Aboriginality/Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under section 14(d) of the Anti Discrimination Act 1977.

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:
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.

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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