Land Management Officer


Fitzroy Basin Association Inc.


Rockhampton, Queensland

Salary etc:

Salary: $62,412 - $75,705 p.a. (T3-T4); Full-time (72 hours)

About FBA

Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) is Central Queensland’s leading Natural Resource Management group. FBA strives to protect the region’s ecosystems, wetlands, plants and animals; improve land condition and management practices; and ensure healthy waterways flowing to the reef.

FBA works across an area more than 156,000 km2 in size extending from Nebo in the north to Injune in the south, and west to the Drummond Range. As well as the catchments of the Fitzroy River, we cover adjacent coastal waterways and the Boyne and Calliope Rivers.

FBA coordinates work to achieve natural resource management targets set out in the regional plan, developed in consultation with the wider community. FBA is an equal opportunity employer.

Purpose of the Position

The purpose of the position is to provide technical and extension support to projects being managed within the Water and Agriculture Program.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Land Management Officer will be accountable for:

  • Support and provide extension to landholders and field staff to improve management and practices related to sustainable agriculture;
  • Undertaking work in a manner that complies with FBA policies, procedures and values;
  • Deliver of training programs, including the Grazing BMP self-assessment program;
  • Contribute to development of programs and projects within the Agriculture stream;
  • Assisting in the transfer of knowledge and skills throughout the organisation, particularly within the Water and Agriculture Team;
  • Supporting and developing an organisation-wide collaborative approach to the development and delivery of programs and projects; and
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with external delivery partners and organisations.

Key Performance Areas

  • Planning, management, delivery and reporting of programs and projects, including the achievement of program deliverables.
  • Positive contribution to organisational culture.
  • Effective provision of high quality training and extension to landholders and field staff involved in the Water and Agriculture Program.
  • Consideration of aquatic, biodiversity and agricultural outcomes in the planning, development and delivery of programs and projects.
  • Landholders supported to implement best practice strategies.
  • Maintaining and building external relationships with delivery partners and stakeholders.

Qualifications and Experience

Tertiary qualification in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Management, Agriculture or related discipline is required. Experience in community based natural resource management, particularly involving catchment or property management planning would be highly regarded.

Other Requirements

  • The Land Management Officer will maintain their technical knowledge and skills through ongoing professional development.
  • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office software.
  • Possession of a current Australian Drivers Licence.
  • Available to travel and spend nights away from the home base to attend meetings, conferences and training.
  • Certificate IV in training and assessment or willingness to complete.

Reporting and Supervision

This position reports to the Acting Senior Land Management Officer and has no supervisory responsibilities.

Salary, Superannuation, and other benefits

The successful applicant will be offered a Contract of Employment consistent with the FBA Policies and Procedures and FBA salary framework. In addition to superannuation guarantee payments, FBA offers to match voluntary superannuation contributions by employees up to an additional 3% of salary.

FBA is keen to work with arrangements that suit the right person/people for the job, and to that end, are willing to negotiate part-time arrangements, including job sharing. Daily hours of work are flexible, reflecting the need for the successful applicant to work hours that suit clients.

For more information or to apply, click ‘How to apply’ below.

How to apply:

View details

Date published:


Closing date: