Pastoral Officer


Primary Industries and Regions


Adelaide, SA

Salary etc:

$64,519 - $78,761 p.a. (PO1)



The Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Pastoral Officer to be part of our Rural Solutions SA Division within The Department of Primary Industries and Regions.

The Pastoral Officer, Pastoral Unit, is part of the Major Programs Group within Rural Solutions SA. The Pastoral Officer is responsible for supporting the administration of the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989 (the PLMC Act) to ensure pastoral lands are managed for long-term ecological sustainability to maximise the economic and social benefits to the wider community and the pastoral industry. The role undertakes land condition assessments across South Australia’s pastoral lands, compliance activities under the PLMC Act, facilitation of proposals and projects and delivering project-based work, and providing input to policy development. Effectiveness in this role requires on ground field experience, a sound knowledge of rangeland ecology, the pastoral industry and industry development, project management, and awareness of the PLMC Act, other relevant legislation.

The role contributes to delivering the agency’s priorities including the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources, increasing productivity of our primary industries, building partnerships and policy leadership.

The role supports PIRSA’s purpose, the objectives of Rural Solutions SA through support to PIRSA, the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development and the Pastoral Board of South Australia to administer the PLMC Act and the delivery of a wide range of other sustainable agriculture projects across the state delivered by Rural Solutions SA.

About Us

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions, as a key economic development agency of the South Australian Government, works across a diverse range of industry sectors including agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing and aquaculture and regional development. We involve and engage with others to ensure we make good decisions, have clear policies, plan and implement effective programs, drive relevant projects, promote efficient resource use and broker shared responsibility. In this way we enable the State’s primary industry sectors and regions to remain competitive, productive and sustainable.


At the Department of Primary Industries and Regions, we offer our employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning and development and flexibility.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions is committed to building a flexible, diverse and inclusive culture, planning for and promoting diversity. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse community groups and ages including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ, people with disabilities, women and other diversity groups. The Department of Primary Industries and Regions recognises the benefits that such an approach brings for our staff and customers in delivering the future of SA.

Special Conditions

  • Successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a National Police Check (NPC) prior to being made an offer of employment


  • The position is based at PIRSA’s Adelaide Office.
  • Full time contract until 31 January 2022.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work as part of a team, and under broad direction.
  • The incumbent will be gazetted as an Authorised Officer under the PLMC Act.
  • Possession of a current class “C” driver’s licence and willingness to drive and ability to safely operate a 4WD is essential.
  • Some out of hours work is required, necessitating occasional overnight stays.
  • Remote area travel for extended periods of time is a requirement.
  • You acknowledge your work, health and safety obligations and our expectations.


PO1 $64,519 to $78,761 per annum

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