Department of Regional NSW
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Senior Land Services Officer

Senior Land Services Officer

  • 496346
  • Agriculture
  • Natural and Physical Science
  • Planning
  • Projects
  • Specialist Manager
  • Fixed-term positions available in Bourke, Cobar, and Hillston. Other Western LLS locations may also be available.
  • Salary starting from $97,443 pa + super
  • Join a team of professionals to deliver best practice native vegetation land management outcomes across the Western Local Land Services 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.

The Western Local Land Service region is the largest in NSW, covering 314,500 km² or 40 percent of the state.  It is larger than Victoria and Tasmania combined.  Despite its size, it is the least densely populated region, with a population of approximately 42,873 people (18,500 of whom live in the city of Broken Hill).

In NSW there is a range of land management activities you can do as part of the Land Management and Biodiversity Framework and this is where the role of Senior Land Services Officer comes in.

We’re looking for people to join the team - people who are passionate about rural land management and biodiversity conservation and are keen to make a difference, working hand in hand with landowners to ensure that land management is both understood and followed. Check out this case study to see this work in action!

Why are these jobs for you?

  • They’re great positions for those with a passion for rural land management and biodiversity conservation to truly get their hands dirty
  • You get to become a land management expert in a genuinely supportive environment
  • Internal support and mentoring is on tap, with collaboration and cooperation across the region encouraged
  • You’ll become a part of a friendly rural community, as well as part of an amazing, experienced, professional & friendly team
  • We offer great working conditions (including flexible work practices)

These are roles where your input will be truly appreciated and you can make a real difference. Imagine the possibilities living and working in the Far West can offer you - abundant natural attractions, warm hospitality, affordable housing, and quality services and amenities. These truly are great places to live, explore and work.

What you need:
Ideally, you’ll have previous experience and/or qualifications in Land Management, as well as previous experience engaging and forming strong relationships with landholders. Experience in leading and taking charge of projects, with strong written and verbal communication skills and experience supervising team members and providing support where needed is also required.

Applying is easy!
  Simply submit your resume and a cover letter that tells us why working as a Senior Land Services Officer for Western Local Land Services is for you, and we’ll get back to you after the closing date.

Want to know more? Just contact Tanya Cooper, Team Leader Land Management on 0428 442 053 or via, or Erlina Compton, General Manager Western LLS on 0458 944 614 or via You can also download the role description

Closing Date: Sunday 7th November 2021 @ 11:55pm

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.

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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