Principal Technical Services Officer


Biodiversity Conservation Trust


Sydney Region / Sydney City / regional location by negotiation, NSW

Salary etc:

Total Remuneration package includes salary ($120,188 - $132,457 p.a.) + super & leave loading (Environment Officer Class 11). Full-time, Ongoing.


Job Reference Number: 00006XKN

Agency overview

The New South Wales Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) is a not-for-profit statutory body, established under Part 10 of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and managed by a Board appointed by the Minister for the Environment.

The Trust’s roles are to support and encourage landholders to enter into agreements to conserve and protect biodiversity on private land, guided by the government’s Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy; secure biodiversity offsets when developers choose to pay into the Biodiversity Conservation Fund; and other activities that promote greater awareness of, appreciation and understanding of, biodiversity and the importance of conserving it.

About the Role

You will lead coordination of technical services and data management to support the design, delivery, monitoring and reporting of BCT’s programs and functions.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of conservation assessment methodologies, operational plans, processes and procedures for the creation of spatial data sets and associated guidance material, that support investment in private land conservation in target areas across NSW.
  • Work with Trust Business Branch to manage BCT data and information and ensure adherence to relevant government policies on data management and data quality.
  • Coordinating the identification, research and analysis of data and developing management strategies for diverse spatial data management issues.
  • Provide expert technical advice across organisation on Geographic Information Systems software to develop, manage, query and display spatial data.
  • Build the capacity of regional staff to implement conservation assessment methodologies in the undertaking of landscape assessments.
  • Prepare and review technical reports, and provide expert technical advice and recommendations to management in the identification of Priority Investment Areas that are in accordance with the requirements of the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy, and BCT and Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) mapping guidelines.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including BCT and OEH staff, government and non-government organisations to facilitate enhanced communication and information exchange opportunities.
  • Ensure all conservation assessment practices are successfully administered and are compliant with legislative and organisation policies, processes and procedures via appropriate governance.

Essential requirements

  • Relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Experience in the strategic and operational requirements for the successful implementation of biodiversity conservation programs and in undertaking conservation assessments.
  • Knowledge and experience in managing data in accordance with relevant government policies
  • Demonstrated experience using Geographic Information Systems software to develop, manage, query and display spatial data.

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility

At the Planning and Environment Cluster, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to the success of our business and are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the communities of NSW.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Good to know

A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from DPE and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period.

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