Department of Regional NSW
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Team Leader - River Rehabilitation Project

Team Leader - River Rehabilitation Project

  • 500406
  • Community
  • Conservation
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Science
  • Estuary
  • Marine and Coastal Management
  • Planning
  • Projects
  • Location - North Coast, Hunter or Greater Sydney preferred
  • Applications from candidates in other locations also welcome
  • Full time fixed term contracts until 30 June 2023
  • Salary starting from $113,343 pa + super
  • Lead a team responsible for delivering rehabilitation and restoration activities in flood and fire impacted waterways and landscapes

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. 

Are you passionate about living and working in regional NSW to deliver outcomes for landscapes, communities, industries and the environment?  Do you want to work in a progressive, innovative, supportive organisation that values its employees, and where you can feel you are making a real difference?

Local Land Services (LLS) is delivering rehabilitation and restoration activities in flood and fire impacted waterways and landscapes. These activities will help landholders to recover and build the resilience of landscapes and natural resources to withstand impacts from future extreme weather events, enabling our industries and communities to thrive.

Local Land Services are currently looking for a Team Leader for their River Rehabilitation Project (North Coast, Hunter or Greater Sydney preferred location).

As a successful candidate you will ideally have:

  • A passion for and knowledge of Natural Resource Management and environmental rehabilitation and restoration
  • Strong experience negotiating, engaging and forming relationships with internal and external stakeholders with a view to delivering an outcome
  • Demonstrated experience balancing, prioritising and managing a range of competing and conflicting priorities in a fast paced and sensitive environment
  • Experience managing a team of high performing individuals to achieve on-ground, strategic, policy and regulatory outcomes
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A focus on creating and contributing to a supportive and engaged working environment

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

Applying is Easy! If this sounds like you, please apply via our online portal by submitting your resume (ideally four pages maximum) and a brief cover letter (ideally 1-2 page maximum) outlining how your skills and experience match what we are looking for. If you are applying for a specific region please detail this as part of your application.

We will then get back in touch after the closing date.

Closing Date: Tuesday 16th August 2022 at 11:59pm

For further information about this opportunity please contact Jenny Higgins, Project Manager River Rehabilitation Project on 0477 697 382 or via email You can also download the generic Role Description.

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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