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Senior Land Services Officer Regional Weeds Coordinator

Senior Land Services Officer Regional Weeds Coordinator

  • 501968
  • Agriculture
  • Conservation
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Field Officer
  • Land Administration
  • Pest and Weed Control
  • Projects
  • Full time three (3) year contract available up to 30 May 2025
  • Position based in the Murray LLS region (location negotiable)
  • Salary starting from $101,947.00 pa + super

Are you looking for a role which combines your practical invasive species (Priority invasive weeds) management knowledge and experience, project planning and coordination skills and your ability to network and engage with internal and external stakeholders?

In this position you’ll be responsible for;

  • Coordinating the implementation of the Murray Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan
  • Administering regional programs in partnership with Local Control Authorities and Weed Biosecurity Officers, aligning with strategic management plans at a local, state and national level
  • Building partnerships and supporting collaboration to address priority invasive weed management issues
  • Collaborating with the Invasive Species team and stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes for the environment and industry
  • Function as the Executive Officer for the Murray Regional Weed Committee
  • Coordinate implementation of Murray Weeds Action regional sub-program
  • Administer the program budgets and processes
  • Report to the Murray Regional Weed Committee on weed matters within the region
  • Report to the Murray Regional Weed Committee and the Department for the purposes of the program
  • Liaise with participants and stakeholders to promote effective cross jurisdictional arrangements
  • Facilitate the development of management plans for regional priority weeds
  • Implement Monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement (MERI) framework for Murray Regional Strategic Weed Management Plan

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

About Us:

Local Land Services (LLS) is an Executive Agency related to the cluster. It provides quality, customer-focused services to landholders and the community across New South Wales. This regionally based organisation brings together a wide range of service and advisory functions including agriculture, biosecurity, natural resource management, land management, biodiversity, emergency services and private native forestry. 

About You:

To be successful in this role you’ll need practical invasive species (priority invasive weeds) management knowledge and experience, combined with proven project planning and strategy development experience.

This is a busy role so you’ll need the ability to manage your time, handle a high workload & demonstrate accountability. You’ll need a high attention to detail with excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to engage and network with internal and external stakeholders.

Having a positive and solution focused attitude, you’ll be able to think creatively and be able to solve problems for both yourself and others as they arise. You’ll also be able to work autonomously with limited supervision, as well as within a geographically dispersed team and be someone who simply get things done.

The ability to use a range of technology and software is required and previous knowledge using field data collection devices and GIS equipment would be ideal.

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

Essential Requirements:

  • 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

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

Closing Date: Sunday 11 December 2022 @ 11:55pm

For further information about this opportunity please contact Garry Armstrong, Team Leader Land Services on 0473 809 662 or via garry.armstrong@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.

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