Senior Natural Resource Management Officer


Darebin City Council


Reservoir, Melbourne

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Salary circa $74k p.a. + super



About Darebin City Council

Located in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, Darebin City Council is home to one of the largest, most diverse communities in terms of culture, language, religion, socio-economic background, occupation, and housing needs. The city has one of the largest populations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents in metropolitan Melbourne. Our Vision is for a community that works together to advance community life.

About the Role

The Senior Natural Resource Management Officer  provides leadership and support to deliver on Darebin Councils commitment to the protection and enhancement of biodiversity values and natural assets across the municipality. This position will be a key conduit between the Council Plan and operational delivery of bushland services by providing fast and effective responses to customer requests.

  • Contribute to the protection, maintenance, monitoring and enhancement of Darebin's creek corridors and conservation reserves
  • Provide leadership and supervision to a diverse team whilst helping to foster a safe workplace culture
  • Assist in the delivery of key conservation projects
  • Contribute to improving processes and education relating to conservation within Darebin

Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in natural resource management (or related discipline) and relevant industry experience
  • Chemical Users Certificate and Chainsaw level 1: Operate and Maintain
  • Understanding of indigenous flora, fauna and weed species relevant to Darebin and ecological management processes
  • Experience in the use of machinery, tools and equipment applicable to Natural Resource Management

Experience leading diverse teams and supervising staff is desirable but not essential.


As a progressive leader in Local Government, Darebin City Council is passionate about social inclusion, sustainability, engagement and service excellence. We are proud of the diversity of our workforce and recognise the strength this provides in meeting the needs of the community we serve. We are committed to upholding a positive and supportive work environment that values the contribution of all employees and treats all employees with dignity and respect.


We offer a range of benefits to our employees including opportunities for personal and professional development, flexible work practices including working from home options, Employee Assistance Program, recognition and reward program - Appreciate Great and a variety of generous paid and unpaid leave options.

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