Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitator (Senior Land Services Officer)


Local Land Services


Penrith, Sydney, NSW

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Salary range $94,782 -$104,918 p.a. + super & leave loading


Job Reference Number: 503077

Local Land Services is helping secure the future of agriculture and the environment for New South Wales communities.  Our programs and partnerships grow farm productivity and healthy environments and we play a vital role in helping to protect against pests, diseases and environmental threats. We connect our customers with the best services, advice and networks.

Our team is there when it matters, on the ground helping landholders with knowledge, networks and local experience.

About the role

This role is funded by the Australia Government’s National Landcare Program. The role will focus on supporting farmers, primary industry groups, community/landcare groups, and local/regional Indigenous communities to deliver outcomes for the region and the Australian Government that contribute to sustainable agriculture outcomes, especially the protection of soil, native vegetation and biodiversity, and adaptation to climate and market demands.

In the Greater Sydney region the role will specifically aim to:

  • Develop local and / or regional small farms networks;
  • Support farmer to farmer learning by facilitating farm visits and other relevant activities;
  • Develop appropriate communication tools for the local farming community;
  • Help farmers and farming groups access funding; and
  • Delivers services to farmers and the community to help them manage our landscapes to be healthy and productive.

You will have a strong understanding of community engagement and the ability to develop and select appropriate tools, mechanisms and social networks that are likely to increase sustainable agriculture practices and lead to enduring natural resource management outcomes.

You will have a passion for engaging the farming community and the ability to build, support and grow networks to this end. You will be able to identify opportunities for Local Land Services to value-add to existing programs and potential partnerships with key organisations to best deliver engagement programs and investment.

To be considered for this role it is essential that you hold a degree in agricultural, environmental, natural resource management, biosecurity and emergency management and/or have equivalent level of industry knowledge and experience. You will have an understanding of, and experience in, the use of GIS and field mapping, spreadsheets and databases. Current drivers licence and willingness to travel is also required.

As a requirement of the role, you may also be required to undergo a pre-employment medical and/or police checks with the Department of Industry. 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 twelve months.

Our commitment to flexible working

The NSW Department of Industry is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. 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 are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working - including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.

Our commitment to Diversity

We welcome and encourage applications from people across our diverse community, especially from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. We believe everyone has the right to feel safe, respected, valued and heard regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability.

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