Department of Regional NSW
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Senior Land Services Officer - Agronomy

Senior Land Services Officer - Agronomy

  • 500891
  • Agriculture
  • Community
  • Environmental
  • Field Officer
  • Projects
  • Ongoing full-time role – part time opportunities available
  • Located in the Northern Tablelands LLS region – office locations include Armidale, Inverell, Glen Innes & Tenterfield
  • Salary starting from $99,431 + super
  • Be part of a team that supports both the community and stakeholders to manage diverse landscapes in the Northern Tablelands LLS region

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.

Where will you work? This role is located in our Northern Tablelands Local Land Services region. The Northern Tablelands Local Land Services (LLS) region is bounded by Tenterfield in the north and Walcha in the south. The region extends between Warialda and Delungra in the west and reaches to the escarpment of the Great Dividing Range in the east.

The Northern Tablelands region is a distinctive highland area of New South Wales with undulating hills, valleys, plateaus and mountains straddling the top of the Great Dividing Range. With an average elevation exceeding 1000 metres above sea level, the Northern Tablelands has a temperate climate with mild summers and cold winters with frosty mornings and occasional snowfalls.

About the role;
As our Senior Land Services Officer Agronomy, you will be responsible for effectively engaging with customers and stakeholders to provide advice and guidance on agricultural production issues within the Northern Tablelands LLS region. This role assists in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of strategic and operational plans that relate to agricultural production and land management production.

Other key duties include:

  • Fostering relationships with regional customers, stakeholders and investors to inform agricultural production projects and support implementation of and compliance with relevant legislation.
  • Partnering with industry, producer groups and other organisations to provide access to information, and services, to address customer and stakeholder knowledge gaps.
  • Maintain a working understanding of the regulatory responsibilities of primary producers


What you need to do this role;

  • A degree in agricultural, environmental, natural resource management, biosecurity and emergency management and/or equivalent level of industry knowledge and experience
  • Current NSW Driver Licence and the ability and willingness to travel
  • Ability and willingness to undertake a police check and medical clearance


Our ideal candidate
will be driven to facilitate excellent stakeholder communication and engagement to achieve effective management of agricultural production and land management production in the region. You will be organised and possess a great eye for detail to assist in the regulatory responsibilities required for this role.

Ready to make the move, applying is easy!  Simply submit your resume and a cover letter online and tell us why working as Senior Land Services Officer - Agronomy is for you. We’ll get back to you after the closing date.

Have carers responsibilities? That’s okay, we support flexible working arrangements and we can work with you to help you undertake your full-time hours and meet your other responsibilities. We are one of the NSW Government’s first accredited Family Friendly Workplaces and we are committed to improving work life wellbeing, inclusion, and equity outcomes for families.

Want to know more? Just contact Annabel Sides on 0407 705 209 or via annabel.sides@lls.nsw.gov.au. You can also download the role description.

Closing Date: Sunday 16th October 2022
@ 11.55pm

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

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