Department of Regional NSW
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River Health Project Officer (LSO)

River Health Project Officer (LSO)

  • 494066
  • Environmental
  • Projects
  • Part-time position (up to 22.8 hrs/week)
  • Four (4) year contract
  • Location negotiable within the Local Land Services Murray Region
  • Salary starting from $85,488 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.

Murray Local Land Services are seeking an enthusiastic high-achiever to be our River Health Project Officer, supporting a Project Manager to implement our flagship river health project across the Murray and Riverina Regions.

About the Role:
The “Refreshing River Management” project is an exciting 10-year initiative funded by the NSW Environmental Trust.  The project concept has been developed by a consortium of 15 partner organisations to demonstrate a new model for driving improvement in river health outcomes.  

The successful candidate will work under direction from the Project Manager and in collaboration with project staff based in partner organisations and across different LLS offices. This will be a busy role that will see you engaging closely with a range of industry, community, Aboriginal, research, and grower groups. Having a focus on project implementation and contract management, you will be undertaking a variety of responsibilities including:

  • Coordinating the project steering committee
  • Managing the consortium collaboration portal
  • Ensuring regular communication with and support to community group-based project officers
  • Coordinating project monitoring and reporting
  • Documenting project delivery frameworks, processes, and tools
  • Assisting consortium partners with activities such as social marketing, river management plan development, and eco-certification frameworks
  • Developing social media, media releases, and other promotional material


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

About You:
To be successful in this role you’ll need to have proven experience in natural resource management, project implementation, and contract management. You’ll have fantastic organisational skills and the ability to professionally communicate and engage with a large range of stakeholders.  You’ll need to work well under supervision and as part of a team, getting things done while being mindful of accountability and quality standards.

Someone who can self-reflect, take constructive criticism and learn from your mistakes, you’ll also have a positive, solution-focused attitude and be able to work under pressure, prioritising tasks when your workload is high. You’ll be a stickler for details but know when going down the rabbit hole isn’t required.

As an essential requirement of the role, you’ll need to have a current Drivers Licence, and the capacity and willingness to travel throughout the Murray and Riverina regions as required.

Please note that the successful applicant will be required to undertake a 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:  Monday 18th May 2021
@ 5:00pm

For further information about this opportunity please contact Leigh Blackmore, Team Leader Strategic Land Services on 0439 707 345 or via leigh.blackmore@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 18, 2021

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