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Senior Land Services Officer - Regional Pest Management

Senior Land Services Officer - Regional Pest Management

  • 500423
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental
  • Field Officer
  • Pest and Weed Control
  • Projects
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • 2 Senior Land Services Officer - Pest roles to be recruited
  • Fixed-term positions available up to 30 June 2024 at North Coast LLS
  • Salary starting from $99,431 + super
  • Flexible Working Arrangements offered
  • Location negotiable across Kempsey, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Casino or Wollongbar LLS offices.

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.

The North Coast LLS region is a  NSW is a diverse natural landscape with a mix of temperate and subtropical climates providing nationally recognised biodiversity and wilderness and wetland areas, and complex and diverse soil systems. The region encompasses Ballina, Bellingen, Byron, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Kyogle, Lismore, Nambucca, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Richmond Valley or Tweed local government areas.

We are looking for two pest animal experts to join our North Coast team. Both of these roles will work with a skilled and dedicated team to deliver Invasive Pest control services and projects across the North Coast region.

  • The Pest Coordinator role will work closely with the Invasive Pests Team Leader and Biosecurity staff to coordinate community engagement in pest animal control projects. The role will support the regional Pest Animal Advisory Committee and assist the team to bring stakeholders together at more local scales where key pest animal control projects are required. The Coordinator will have a key role in supporting the development of local and regional pest animal plans which promote cross tenure, landscape scale pest management projects.
  • The Pest Project Officer role is funded by the Early Needs Recovery Program, which is part of the $150 Million Primary Industries Support Package. This role will deliver Flood Recovery Pest Control projects, working closely with the Invasive Pest on-ground team. Focused on supporting landholders impacted by flood, this role will provide support across the North Coast region.

What you need to undertake these roles:

  • A degree in agricultural, environmental, natural resource management, and/or equivalent knowledge and experience in pest animal management
  • Strong project management skills and knowledge on incentive project delivery
  • Excellent communication skills to engage and collaborate with key stakeholders and build partnerships
  • Planning skills to support the development of regional and local pest plans
  • A passion to develop and implement innovative solutions to complex natural resource management issues
  • A working knowledge of the legislative and policy framework underpinning Biosecurity in NSW.
  • Understand the needs and issues facing landholders and stakeholders in the North Coast region.
  • Have a Current NSW Class C Driver and be willing to undertake regular travel within the North Coast LLS regions including overnight trips.


About you

Our ideal candidate
will have a positive and solution-focused attitude and will enjoy getting things done. You will have experience in the delivery of invasive pest animal services and projects. You should be comfortable with both working independently and leading a small team, with a focus on collaborating effectively and providing inputs to strategy and planning processes.

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

Want to know more? Just contact Dean Chamberlain on 0427 458 590 or via dean.chamberlain@lls.nsw.gov.au. You can also download the role description.

Closing Date: Monday 22nd August 2022
@ 11.55pm

The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

Additional Information:
A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

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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