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Travelling Stock Reserves Ranger (LSO)

Travelling Stock Reserves Ranger (LSO)

  • 496595
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Science
  • Field Officer
  • Natural and Physical Science
  • Pest and Weed Control
  • Projects
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Full time ongoing role - located in Nyngan or Condobolin NSW
  • Full time role to 30 June 2023 - any Northern Tablelands LLS region office considered.
  • Salary starting from $87,493 pa + super

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.

When grazing or moving stock around the state, the grazing industry uses a network of parcels of Crown land called travelling stock reserves (TSR). TSR’s include stock routes, which are corridors (ranging from 60 metres to almost two kilometres wide) that connect smaller watering and camping reserves, generally spaced 10 to 20 kilometres apart (based on a day’s walk for cattle or sheep).

The total TSR network in NSW covers almost two million hectares, and Local Land Services is responsible for the care, control and management of about 30% of TSRs in NSW, covering about 530,000 hectares.

About the role:
As a Travelling Stock Reserves Ranger (LSO) you’ll be responsible for delivering front line field services, projects and activities for the management, care and maintenance of travelling stock reserves in the Central West and Northern Tablelands regions. These could include upgrading and maintaining infrastructure such as fencing and water points, weed and pest management, monitoring and compliance.

The role also contributes to the delivery of the NSW Government’s biosecurity, emergency management and natural resource objectives and activities at a regional and local level.

We are looking for a person with a passion for land management, someone who can plan and implement on ground projects including managing contractors and Senior Field Officers. The successful candidate will have strong communication skills and be able to negotiate with diverse TSR stakeholders. Strong computer skills are necessary to fulfil reporting requirements.

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

About You:
To be successful in this role you must have strong communication and negotiation skills, proven leadership skills and demonstrated project management skills to implement on ground projects.

You’ll be comfortable speaking with landholders, clients and stakeholders and have the ability to undertake regulatory duties.

A genuine passion and understanding of rural issues, livestock and plant health including current approaches to the management of travelling stock reserves is also a must. 

You will need to be self-motivated and be able to work independently as well as being a supportive and active team member in contributing to decision making and planning.

To be successful you’ll need to have:

  • A current NSW Driver Licence, and the capacity and willingness to undertake 4WD training course
  • A broad understanding of rural issues, livestock and plant health including current approaches to the active management of travelling stock reserves

You’ll also need to have appropriate qualifications and knowledge relevant to pesticide application.

How to apply:
If this role sounds ideal to you, please apply via our online portal by submitting your resume and a brief cover letter outlining how your skills and experience match what we are looking for. We will then get back in touch after the closing date.

Closing Date:  Sunday 12th December 2021 @ 11:55pm

For further information about this opportunity please contact:

  • Peta Holcombe - Team Leader, Travelling Stock Reserves (Central West Local Land Services) on 0400 349 181 or via peta.holcombe@lls.nsw.gov.au.
  • Ross Fuller - Team Leader, Travelling Stock Reserves (Northern Tablelands Local Land Services) on 0429 909 827 or via ross.fuller@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.

About Local Land Services:
Local Land Services (LLS) delivers quality, customer-focused services to landholders and communities across New South Wales. The organisation brings together agricultural advice, biosecurity, natural resource management, emergency services and Soil Conservation Service functions. LLS have around 950 staff across NSW with a budget of approximately $225 million.

All Department of Regional NSW employees are required:

  • To be fully vaccinated of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine by 30 January 2022 and; or
  • an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing a role.

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