Natural Areas Offsets Officer


City Of Gold Coast


Gold Coast

Salary etc:

$81,622 - $86,863 p.a. Fixed-term, Full-time.



The Gold Coast is an outstanding global city proudly looking towards its future. We are inspired by the lifestyle and driven by opportunity.

Here at the City of Gold Coast, our commitment to a shared set of values shapes our decisions, actions and behaviours towards achieving the City Vision and our many city priorities.

  • We aim high – we are passionate about delivering the best for our City
  • We add value – we are innovative and make the most of every opportunity
  • We work as a team – our people are great individually but unstoppable together
  • We take responsibility – we are committed to working safely, being trustworthy and owning our actions

About the Position

Located in the Lifestyle and Community Directorate, the Parks and Recreational Services Branch plans and manages a diverse network of high-quality parks, conservation areas, open spaces and recreational facilities; develops and implements programs for outdoor social and physical activities, protects and improves the City's biodiversity and contributes to city walkability, cooling and beautification through a comprehensive greening program.

Sitting within the Natural Areas Management Unit (NAMU), this position is responsible for delivering on-ground revegetation works (including assisted regeneration and other ecological restoration processes) in accordance with the City Plan Offset Policy and the Environmental Offset External Investment Governance Policy to ensure legislative requirements and the City's goals and objectives are met. This includes developing, implementing, and monitoring offset projects with funding provided by both internal and external clients.

About You

The ideal candidate will be a great team player with a demonstrated ability to deliver successful ecological restoration projects. You will possess high-level project management, planning, budget and financial reporting skills with the ability to provide advice on offset projects and policy. You will have strong problem-solving skills and interpersonal and communication skills.

Key deliverables of the position:

  • Manage multiple large-scale offset projects from inception to completion, including preparing quotes, managing budgets, ordering works, communicating effectively with all stakeholders, undertaking site inspections, and auditing project work.
  • Provide expert technical, ecological restoration advice to help ensure that the City's large-scale revegetation offset projects are successful.
  • Preparation of annual reports and monitoring requirements for offset partners in accordance with contract commitments
  • Responsible for ensuring that all external contractors and consultants comply with relevant WHS legislation and CoGC contract requirements.

Please provide a 1-2 page cover letter outlining how your skills and experiences align to the 'about you' and 'key deliverables of the position' section above. 

What can the City of Gold Coast offer you?

Working for the City of Gold Coast is both challenging and rewarding. You will enjoy:

  • Working within a culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance with nine-day fortnights and flexible working arrangements;
  • A friendly and supportive team where you will be recognised and rewarded;
  • Opportunities for professional development training and study assistance to enhance your career progression;
  • A competitive remuneration plus up to 12% employer superannuation contribution and options to salary sacrifice; 

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