Department of Regional NSW
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Regional Weed Coordinator

Regional Weed Coordinator

  • 495902
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Pest and Weed Control
  • Projects
  • Temporary full-time position until 30 June 2025.
  • Flexible location - any Riverina LLS office location will be considered.
  • Salary from $87,493 pa + super
  • Be responsible for coordinating and facilitating multiple weed biosecurity projects and their funding across the Riverina LLS region

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 a fantastic opportunity for a Regional Weed Coordinator to join the team and engage with 14 Local Government Areas (LGAs) across the Riverina - coordinating the delivery of weed management outcomes as outlined in the NSW Weeds Action Program (WAP) and Riverina Strategic Weed Management Plan.

The Project Officer’s role is to coordinate and facilitate the Riverina Regional Weeds Committee, allocate and coordinate the Weeds Action Plan (WAP) funding and outcomes across 14 Local Government Areas (LGAs), and be the link between LLS and the funding body (NSW DPI).

You’ll also provide products and services that promote best practice pest plant control methods, as well as partner with public and private land managers to deliver educational and awareness-raising programs in collaboration with LGAs and Riverina Regional Weeds Committee.

For an outline of the main responsibilities for this role just click here.

We are looking for a person who is self-motivated, enthusiastic, a good communicator who ideally has a keen interest in plant invasive species management. Proven project coordination/management experience and the ability to work closely with multiple stakeholders. A current Drivers Licence and the ability and willingness to travel throughout the Riverina LLS region is also a requirement of this role.

Applying is Easy! If this role sounds ideal to you, 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:  Tuesday 19th October 2021 @ 9:00 am

To learn more about the role, please contact Michael Leane - Manager Biosecurity & Emergency Services, via or 0427 002 922. You can also download the Role Description.

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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