Catchment Officer - Ecosystem Management


MidCoast Council


Taree, NSW

Salary etc:

$81,000 p.a. + super.

Our organisation

MidCoast Council is a workplace designed for outcomes-focused employees. We value, support and develop those who are committed to delivering positive results for our community and who bring a “can-do” attitude to their work. We empower our people to make decisions, to grow and to learn. Our community is our customer and is at the centre of everything we do. We strive for continuous improvement.

Right now we are investing heavily in our organisation, and our staff. In early 2021 we moved our administration staff into a brand new office in Taree South. We are implementing a single integrated enterprise resource planning solution to enable us to realise efficiencies for our staff and community.

The Role and You

We are looking for an experienced Environmental professional with passion for estuaries and water quality to join our team and contribute to the needs of the community.

This exciting position sits within the Liveable Communities division and Natural Systems department of MidCoast Council, and is predominately responsible for catchment planning, assessment and project implementation with an ecological focus, environmental program implementation, community education and landholder engagement. In addition to this you will:

  • Assist in the management of projects that implement the Great Lakes Water Quality Improvement Plan (WQIP), MidCoast Council Biodiversity Framework, catchment management and coastal zone/estuary management plans.
  • Deliver capacity building and communication programs to stakeholders on wetland management, nutrient and groundcover management, riparian management, revegetation and biodiversity conservation projects.
  • Comprehensively manage grant and project funding, including project planning, engaging stakeholders and consultants, monitoring, reporting and acquittal.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships and form active partnerships with key government, industry and community stakeholders that go beyond a networking function to contribute to the implementation of relevant strategies and plans.
  • Provide specialist advice on matters relating to natural systems including catchment and river management and biodiversity conservation
  • Assist with biodiversity planning including GIS

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree level qualifications in Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Ecology or equivalent field.
  • Demonstrated experience in catchment planning and management, urban and rural water quality management, and biodiversity conservation.
  • Working knowledge of local catchment, estuary management, WSUD and NRM issues.
  • A proven capacity for quality customer service through development and implementation of stakeholder engagement strategies and processes.
  • Proven experience in partnership development and maintenance.
  • Proven project management and time management skills.
  • Proven written and verbal communication, problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

Package: Commencing salary circa $81,000.00 + superannuation

Location: This position will be based at our Administration Centre in Yalawanyi Ganya at 2 Biripi Way, Taree. You may also be required to be based from other Council sites across the MidCoast Council region

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