Department of Regional NSW
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NRM Project Officer (LSO) (Aboriginal Identified Position)

NRM Project Officer (LSO) (Aboriginal Identified Position)

  • 495975
  • Conservation
  • Environmental Science
  • Field Officer
  • Identified Positions
  • Projects
  • Temporary full-time position until 30 June 2023.
  • Located in Griffith
  • Salary from $87,493 pa + super
  • Please note this position is open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants only.

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.

Riverina Local Land Services (LLS) have an amazing opportunity for you to be part of a team helping to revive the Riverina’s Malleefowl.

The Riverina was once home to the largest known Malleefowl population in NSW. Riverina LLS is working with local landholders and managers to help protect/restore Malleefowl habitat and investigating ways to increase Malleefowl numbers.

As the ‘Reviving the Riverina’s Malleefowl’ Project Officer you’ll be responsible for:

  • Working with landholders to deliver habitat management incentives
  • Managing the monitoring camera network (remote areas)
  • Coordinating on-farm pest control programs
  • Assisting with the captive breeding program and monitoring Malleefowl chicks (remote areas)
  • Project promotion and awareness-raising events

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Ideally, you’ll have an agricultural science or environmental management background, however, what’s more important is your passion for natural resource management, ability to work closely with landowners and community groups, and proven community engagement and project delivery skills.

You’ll be self-motivated, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, have experience in working alone and often in remote areas, and be able to build and maintain trust with the varied people you’ll be working with to deliver on-ground programs and projects.

As an essential requirement of the role, you’ll also need to have a current NSW Driver Licence, and the capacity and willingness to travel throughout the region as required.

Applying is Easy!  Play your part and be part of something greater! 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:  Monday 4th October 2021 @ 11.55pm

For any questions about the role, please contact Mark Leary, Team Leader NRM (Riverina LLS) via or 0427 043 311. You can also download the Role Description.

PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible for this position 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 Antidiscrimination Act 1997 

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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