Biosecurity Weeds Inspector (pt)


Hawkesbury River County Council



Salary etc:

$61,750 p.a. (pro rata) + super. Fixed-term, Part-time (9-month contract)

About the business

Hawkesbury River County Council is a local government organisation that covers one-third of the Greater Sydney area. Our roles are focused on the regulation of priority weeds under the Biosecurity Act 2015, landscape weed management, environmental education, and natural resource management. We have a culture that thrives on its positive contributions to the local community for the greater good.

About the role

Council has an opening for an energetic worker to undertake a role within our Biosecurity Inspector Team. The Biosecurity Weeds Inspector will perform weed inspections, surveillance, and the implementation of the Biosecurity Act 2015 for priority weeds. They will assist in the education of the community about weeds and guide landowners to achieve better land management outcomes. They will also utilise a GIS system to assist in recording information and data.

This is a part-time (3 days a week) 9-month contract, with a possible extension to a two-year full-time role.

If you have a passion for increasing the awareness of weeds and the environment in our region and empowering people to better understand weeds, their impact, and controlling them - then this is the role for you!

Benefits and Perks

The Biosecurity Weeds Inspector will get to work across an area that has a diversity of landscapes and ecosystems. From the Blue Mountains to the Nepean/ Hawkesbury Rivers, abundant wetlands, and prime agricultural land. You will be joining a passionate and results-driven team. You will be given training in the Biosecurity Act to work as an Authorised Officer if you do not already have this. You will be encouraged to attend conferences and take other opportunities to continually grow your skills.

Skills and experience

Your motivation and strong communication skills will set you apart from other applicants, as will your exceptional customer service skills. You will be highly organised and act at all times with integrity. You will have a demonstrated understanding of weed identification, control, and strategy.

You must read the Position Description (see below)

You MUST address the following "Essential Criteria" in the Cover Letter of your application:

  • Demonstrated current knowledge of the identification of weeds and integrated weed management techniques. 
  • Proven experience with a wide range of weed identification, control strategy, and techniques.
  • Hold Certificate llI – Conservation & Land Management and/or relevant industry experience or Tertiary qualifications in Environmental, Agricultural Science, Conservation and Land Management.
  • Proven ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Class C Drivers License. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Availability to work flexible working hours including weekends.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation/regulations.
  • Can effectively use mobile GIS mapping technology to record weeds, inspections, and control then generate reports as required.
  • Working knowledge of the requirements of the Council’s operational plans.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision.

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