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

Regional Pest Animal Coordinator (SLSO)

Regional Pest Animal Coordinator (SLSO)

  • 494255
  • Environmental
  • Projects
  • Full time three (3) year contract available
  • Position based in the North West LLS region (location negotiable)
  • Salary starting from $97,152 pa + super


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.

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.

Are you looking for a role that combines your practical invasive species (vertebrate pest animal) management knowledge and experience, project planning and coordination skills, and your ability to network and engage with internal and external stakeholders?

In this newly created position with North West Local Land Services, you’ll be responsible for,

  • Coordinating the implementation of the North West Regional Strategic Pest Animal Management Plan
  • Administering regional programs in partnership with Invasive Species Biosecurity Officers, aligning with strategic management plans at a local, state, and national level
  • Building partnerships and supporting collaboration to address invasive species management issues
  • Collaborating with the Invasive Species team and stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes for the environment and industry
  • Undertaking compliance duties under the Biosecurity Act 2015


For more information on the role, you can download the role description.

About You:

To be successful in this role you’ll need practical invasive species (vertebrate pest animal) management knowledge and experience, combined with proven project planning and strategy development experience.

This is a busy role so you’ll need the ability to manage your time, handle a high workload & demonstrate accountability. You’ll need high attention to detail with excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to engage and network with internal and external stakeholders.

Having a positive and solution-focused attitude, you’ll be able to think creatively and be able to solve problems for both yourself and others as they arise. You’ll also be able to work autonomously with limited supervision, as well as within a geographically dispersed team, and be someone who simply gets things done.

The ability to use a range of technology and software is required and previous knowledge using field data collection devices and GIS equipment would be ideal.

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 State as required.

Please note that the successful applicant will be required to undertake functional health assessment as part of their pre-employment conditions before an offer on employment can be made.

How to apply:
If this role sounds ideal to you, please apply via our online portal by submitting 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.

Applications through email will not be accepted.

Closing Date:  Sunday 23rd May 2021 @ 11:55pm

For further information about this opportunity please contact Bec Gray, Team Leader (Invasive Species & Plant Health) on 0402 073 463 or via bec.gray@lls.nsw.gov.au.

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.

Closing date: May 23, 2021

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