Senior Conservation Planning Officer


Department of Planning, Industry & Environment


Albury or Wagga Wagga (or negotiable), NSW

Salary etc:

$108,841 - $121,247 p.a. + super. Fixed-term, Full-time.



  • Apply your ecological assessment skills to major infrastructure projects
  • Temporary full time role available (to 30 June 2023)
  • Located in Albury or Wagga Wagga or via negotiated flexible working arrangement
  • Salary range $108,841 - $121,247 + Super 

About the Role:

We are looking for an experienced ecologist to join our small but enthusiastic team. You will be involved in assessing the biodiversity impacts of proposals ranging from single lot development applications to high-profile, national infrastructure projects. You will use your communication skills to work with stakeholders to achieve strategic environmental outcomes. If you like the challenge of solving complex problems and delivering results, then this is the applied conservation job for you.

About you:

  • Knowledge of and experience in the interpretation of legislation, and experience in dealing with environmental planning and assessment issues
  • Experience in the assessment and analysis of strategic and complex conservation proposals
  • Current Drivers Licence (Essential)

To be successful in the role, ideally you will have:

  • Experience in working with a range of stakeholders including proponents, local government and state agencies to achieve optimal conservation outcomes
  • Experience in reviewing complex environmental reports against legislation, policies and guidelines
  • Experience in preparing briefing materials on strategic planning matters
  • Experience in applying data analysis tools such as geographic information systems to the management of biodiversity
  • A degree in natural resource management, planning or equivalent
  • Accreditation as an Assessor to apply the Biodiversity Assessment Method (BAM) under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016, or experience in using the BAM
  • Vegetation survey experience, with knowledge of the flora of south-west NSW

About Us

Our vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We focus on some of the biggest issues facing our state. We deliver sustainable water resource and environment management, secure our energy supply, oversee our planning system, maximise community benefit from government land and property, and create the conditions for a prosperous state. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies Daring - Collaboration - Creative - Kind - Inclusive

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