Living Murray - Project Officer


Forestry Corporation of NSW


Deniliquin, NSW

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  • Contribute to the recovery of our iconic Red River Gum Forest 
  • Rewarding opportunity in the growing environmental water sector

About Us 

Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in NSW. We manage more than two million hectares of forests for the economic, environmental and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia.  FCNSW adheres to the values of respect, innovation, integrity and wellbeing. 

The Living Murray Program 

The Living Murray is a joint initiative of the Australian Government and the governments of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. It was initiated in response to compelling evidence of a long-term serious decline in the health of the Murray River system. Its primary goal is to achieve a healthy, working river for the benefit of all Australians. To this end, it focuses on improving the health of six important ‘icon sites’ along the river by increasing the flow of environmental water to benefit the plants, animals and communities that the river supports.

About the Role

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Project Officer to support the great initiatives currently taking place.  The role will assist the TLM Program Manager to implement The Living Murray (TLM) program in the Koondrook and Perricoota State Forests by taking responsibility for the administration of external funding agreements and delivery of annual water projects. The position is part of the Red Gum district of Western Region (Hardwoods) and reports to the TLM Program Manager.

About You 

The ideal candidate for this role is strategic and collaborative and with a passion for Natural Resource Management.  You can communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and you will demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and experience: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in natural resource management, preferably ecology, forestry, agriculture or water;
  • Demonstrated experience in the science, government or consulting sectors or equivalent;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to develop productive relationships with stakeholders;
  • Sound computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, GIS or other mapping program;
  • Experience delivering short term or annual projects, including procurement and management of service providers;
  • Experience working with rural communities regarding natural resource management is ideal;
  • Experience in Aboriginal/Traditional owner engagement is ideal.

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