NRM Field Officer


Port Macquarie-Hastings Council


Port Macquarie, NSW

Salary etc:

Starting salary of $1,062.50 per week



About the Opportunity

At PMHC every employee plays a part in ensuring we work together to achieve positive outcomes for our Community. Our Community and visitors value the unique natural environment of our coastline and hinterland, and have a strong desire to see this maintained and enhanced.

To help us achieve this we require Natural Resource Field Officers that have experience or a willingness to learn about biosecurity weed control, ecological restoration, and asset management. The person is a team player, a strong communicator, community minded and an achiever. PMHC is a values driven organization and we are looking for a candidate that exemplifies these values.

On a typical day our NRM Field Officer will:

  • Provide field notes from inspections of contracted works.
  • Provide field notes from inspections of APZ and SFAZ sites.
  • Assist with monitoring activities for threatened fauna species.
  • Assist environmental volunteer groups with on ground works.
  • Undertake weed control on Council owned or managed lands.
  • Digitally collect and map weed infestations to help guide our biosecurity program.

To find out more about this role and what skills, qualifications and experience you will require to succeed, please refer to the Position Description and Selection Criteria below.

Within this role you will have access to:

  • Nine-day fortnight;
  • Discounted gym membership;
  • Training and development, including secondment opportunities and education assistance for studies related to your role 


This is a full time, permanent role, with a starting salary of $1,062.50 per week, plus adverse working conditions allowance and 9.5% superannuation; the role works 38 hour a week. 

About Councils Natural Resources Team

The Natural Resources Team provides technical services to the community in regards to management of the natural environment extending from hinterland to the coastline in the Port Macquarie Hastings Local Government Area. We do so through the provision of invasive weed management, ecological restoration, bushfire risk mitigation and hazard management works, ecological advice on internal and external development applications and coast, estuary and flood management. Works include on-ground improvements and also policy and planning projects. The team works with both internal and external stakeholders to achieve the goals as set by the community.

About The Port Macquarie Hastings Region

Upon commencement you shall call ‘home’ one of the East Coasts most enviable locations.  With access to stunning hinterland, miles of pristine beaches, national parks, playgrounds sporting facilities, restaurants, galleries, theatres and a genuine community feel, the mid-north coast is the perfect location if you enjoy hiking, surfing, camping, fishing, off road exploration, Saturday sports, arts, theatre, food and wine.

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