Supervisor Natural Areas


City of Gold Coast


Gold Coast, Queensland

Salary etc:

$81,622.99 to $86,863.94



To our valued community; As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to impact our community and daily lives, we want to assure you that we are monitoring developments very closely and taking all appropriate action. Keeping this in mind, please be aware that our recruitment process, while going ahead, may take longer than average and we ask that you remain patient during these prolonged periods.

The Gold Coast is an outstanding global city proudly looking towards its future. We are inspired by lifestyle and driven by opportunity.

Here at City of Gold Coast, our commitment to a shared set of values shapes our decisions, actions and behaviours towards achieving the City Vision and our many city priorities.

  • We aim high – we are passionate about delivering the best for our city
  • We add value – we are innovative and make the most of every opportunity
  • We work as a team – our people are great individually, but unstoppable together
  • We take responsibility – we are committed to working safely, being trustworthy and owning our actions

About the Position

Located with the Parks and Recreational Services branch the Natural Areas Management Unit (NAMU) is responsible for the day to day management and conservation of a 13,000 hectare estate with significant and diverse biological values. The position will manage and provide input into a broad range of large scale ecological restoration projects and associated budgets within the City’s parks estate, utilising a wide range of planning tools, resources, service providers and approaches.

The position will supervise a team of bush regenerators and help to manage and provide input into the City’s nature based community programs including the 'NaturallyGC' and 'Beaches to Bushland' programs. The role will provide advice on best practice ecological restoration and management issues within the growing parks estate and will monitor and collate data in relation to assets contributed by the development industry.

Key deliverables of the position

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff to foster a positive team environment in accordance with CoGC workplace policies and practices, including employment equity, work health and safety and corporate values.
  • Expertise in best practice ecological restoration techniques and approaches, restoring a range of ecosystems experiencing a variety of degradation levels, with a strong emphasis on the control of introduced plants and revegetation in a natural area environment.
  • Experience in working and communicating with community groups and volunteers, as well as developing and delivering outstanding community programs.
  • Management of contracts and contractors to deliver high quality ecological restoration outcomes.
  • Management of budgets and monitoring of ecological restoration works.
  • The position is a key member of the City’s contributed assets and development assessment process to help ensure the dedication of high quality natural areas
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on consultation, negotiation and conflict management
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports and briefing notes

About You

You will be an experienced ecologist and/or conservation land manager with extensive experience and demonstrated ability to deliver large scale ecological restoration projects, broad-acre revegetation projects with associated budget allocation, GIS/mapping and monitoring skills. You will be focused on and committed to the safety of your team mates, stakeholders and park visitors. You will be adept in leading teams and staff with the ability to foster and grow a positive team culture. Ideal candidates will have experience in the dedication of contributed assets through development assessment to help ensure the sustainability of the City’s natural areas.

You may be required to work outside of core business hours to help in the delivery of community programs and events.

What can the City of Gold Coast offer you?

Working for the City of Gold Coast is both challenging and rewarding. You will enjoy:

  • working within a culture that promotes a healthy work life balance with 9 day fortnights and flexible working arrangements;
  • a friendly and supportive team where you will be recognised and rewarded;
  • opportunities for professional development training and study assistance to enhance your career progression;
  • a competitive remuneration plus up to 12% employer superannuation contribution and options to salary sacrifice; 

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