Grazing Team Leader x 2


NQ Dry Tropics


Townsville & Bowen, Queensland

Salary etc:

$86,551 - $101,235 p.a. + super.

Do you have a passion for working in the beef industry and helping graziers improve their profitability, productivity and natural resources? 

Do you have practical extension experience working with graziers to adopt new practices and monitor change? 

Can you lead a dynamic team of enthusiastic and practically-minded grazing field officers to improve the management of natural resources? 

NQ Dry Tropics are searching for two motivated Grazing Team Leaders to manage the implementation of grazing-based water quality improvement projects based in the Bowen-Broken-Bogie (BBB) and Upper and East Burdekin sub-basins. The positions are based in Bowen (BBB Grazing Team Leader) and Townsville (Upper & East Grazing Team Leader), with current projects operating until late 2023. 

These roles will oversee highly experienced, practically minded teams of grazing field officers, and work alongside GIS and technical specialists to implement on-ground projects that accelerate the adoption of grazing management practices that build A and B condition landscapes. It will oversee the coordination and delivery of professional development (training & workshops) opportunities that build the capacity of graziers to implement improved land, herd and business management systems. It will ensure that consistent and collaborative processes are followed by all grazing staff within NQ Dry Tropics. 

The positions are responsible for operational planning and project management, including monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the progress of key project deliverables timely and to budget. 

What you need to have: 

  • An enthusiastic attitude with an eye for process and detail; 
  • Strong communication and engagement skills that can motivate and lead team members and participating graziers; 
  • A passion for natural resource management and the grazing industry, with experience or technical skills that support adoption of sustainable grazing and land management practices; 
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills, with a high level of attention to detail;
  • Experience managing staff and team

In return: 

NQ Dry Tropics will provide an attractive salary in the range of $86,551 - $101,253 per annum (plus allowances), based on proven experience. You will be supported to build advanced knowledge and skills, and provided with career development opportunities through an attractive Professional Development program (reflective of 5% of your base wage). A C-class drivers licence is essential. 

Working for NQ Dry Tropics: 

We are an independent not-for-profit company that supports industries and communities in the Burdekin Dry Tropics of North Queensland to sustainably manage land, water, plants and animals. We are a trusted and respected leader in natural resource management, with strong relationships with community, corporate and government partners. 

We offer above-industry superannuation, flexible working arrangements, five weeks annual leave (with leave loading) and a dedicated Professional Development program. 

Our Sustainable Agriculture program supports cane farmers and graziers to adopt management practices that improve the triple bottom line of their businesses, while enhancing the quality of water discharged to the Great Barrier Reef. These activities are supported by in-house expertise in biodiversity, wetland management, waterway protection, weed and pest management and Indigenous engagement. 

Members of our Grazing Teams have the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the region, working closely with graziers to adopt fit-for-purpose practices that build profitable, resilient and flexible businesses and landscapes. We encourage collaboration with other regional beef extension agencies and programs, and tailor education and training programs to service the needs identified by our local industry.

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