Senior Planning Officer


Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority


Cairns or Townsville, Queensland

Salary etc:

$81,441 - $92,663 p.a. (APS6) Full-time.



We are seeking a natural resource management or government policy professional to join our small team.

  • When you choose to work for us, you not only join a team of passionate people, but you make a commitment to ensure that all the Reef’s ecological, social and economic value is available for generations to come.
  • You will have access to 26 days annual leave, and excellent professional development opportunities.
  • There is a Healthy lifestyle Allowance for employees

The Position

We are seeking a natural resource management or government policy professional to join our small team. 

As part of the planning team you will provide high level support and technical advice on Marine Park planning matters and assist with the development of management plans and strategies for the management of the Marine Park. 

You will be a team player, working closely and collaboratively with other areas of the Authority, the Australian and Queensland governments’ Reef Joint Field Management Program and a diverse network of stakeholders and Traditional Owners.

The Person

The suitable candidate will be agile and adaptive in the way they work, open to change and willing to explore innovative ways of working. When you work for us, you understand that leadership exists at all levels and you display this at all times. You work collaboratively to deliver results and display the personal drive and integrity expected of an Australian Public Service (APS) employee.

  • You are a natural problem solver, a doer and are known for seeing things through
  • You will have experience in policy/legislation development or spatial planning, ideally in the marine environment
  • You will be experienced in relationship and stakeholder management and enjoy being part of a cohesive team
  • You thrive under pressure, have an eye for detail and don’t get flustered when faced with competing priorities
  • You can prioritise and align operational activities to organisational objectives

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