Department of Regional NSW
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Senior Land Services Officer - Biodiversity and Waterways

Senior Land Services Officer - Biodiversity and Waterways

  • 499834
  • Community
  • Conservation
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Science
  • Estuary
  • Field Officer
  • Marine and Coastal Management
  • Natural and Physical Science
  • Projects
  • Temporary full-time role up to 30 June 2023
  • Location: Penrith or Gosford, NSW as part of the Greater Sydney LLS
  • Salary starting from $99,431 + super
  • Be part of a team that supports both the community and stakeholders to manage diverse landscapes in the Greater Sydney 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 Greater Sydney Local Land Services region. Greater Sydney LLS is a high performing, dynamic and supportive organisation that prides themselves on its positive workplace culture. This region is extremely diverse and comprises some of the most highly populated localities in NSW, but also includes a huge variety of natural areas including mountains, waterways, estuaries and coastlines. It is home to the renowned Blue Mountains and some of the state’s most iconic natural and human landscapes including the Hawkesbury River, Sydney Harbour and Botany Bay. The region boasts hundreds of flora and fauna species – so implement your specialist knowledge and make a difference in the region!

About the role;
As our Senior Land Services Officer (Biodiversity and Waterways), you will be responsible for delivering services and advice to the community to assist in the management of landscapes and natural resources, particularly biodiversity and waterways across Greater Sydney. You will be working in a collaborative team of expert science practitioners and community engagement specialists to make a real difference on the ground and in influencing land manager practice change.

Key duties will include:

  • Working with landholders, agencies, and non-government organisations to develop projects and programs to enhance environmental assets and outcomes through on-ground activity and community engagement
  • Project managing grant funded projects as well as collecting and collating data on project outcomes for reporting purposes
  • Identifying strategic opportunities for Greater Sydney LLS to invest in or to value-add to existing programs to maximise environmental outcomes
  • Assisting in the delivery of emergency planning and response

What you need to do this role;

  • A degree in environmental, natural resource management, agricultural, biosecurity and emergency management and/or equivalent level of industry knowledge and experience
  • An understanding of, and experience in, environmental management in the Greater Sydney region
  • An understanding of, and experience in, the use of Geographic Information Systems and field mapping, spreadsheets and databases
  • Current NSW Driver Licence and the ability and willingness to travel


Our ideal candidate
will be driven to facilitate excellent stakeholder communication and engagement to achieve effective management of landscapes and natural resources in the region. You will be organised and possess a great eye for detail to assist in the reporting and application tasks required for this role. Having knowledge or experience in bush regeneration or environmental restoration will allow you to thrive in 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 (Biodiversity and Waterways) 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 Karen Kennedy on 0437 229 209 or via karen.kennedy@lls.nsw.gov.au. You can also download the role description.

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

Closing Date: Sunday 10th July 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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