Trainee Environmental Officers


Dept of Regional NSW - Local Land Services


Greater Sydney region, NSW


Job reference number: 496446

  • Full time, 18-month traineeships available
  • Work across the Greater Sydney region, office based in Penrith
  • Traineeship wage dependent on age and level of education completed
  • Please note these positions are open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants only.

Greater Sydney Local Land Services (GS LLS) acknowledges we operate in and deliver services throughout Country of First Nations people in the Greater Sydney region. We recognise and respect Elders and cultural knowledge holders, past and present, and the unique, diverse and enduring cultures and histories of all First Nations people.

GS LLS is committed to engaging with Aboriginal Communities to enhance the values of managing Country by protecting the natural environment and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage.

Key to achieving this objective, is meaningful interactions, guided by local and state Aboriginal Strategic directions. GS LLS is committed to collaborating with and empowering First Nations communities in continuing to Care for Country, enriching culture and strengthening connections with current and future generations.

We are looking for a passionate First Nations person keen to kick start their career in Conservation and Ecological Management to join GS LLS and learn learning skills across all areas of the business.

The Basics:

  • The role will gain experience in environmental management, agriculture and pest animal management as well as Aboriginal community support
  • On the job training combined with a formal certificate in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (so you need to be prepared to study and learn)
  • A current driver’s licence preferred

So, if you’re keen to learn about the importance of Country, traditional and contemporary management skills in land and waterway sustainability, supported through both formal education and on the job training, we want to hear from you!

PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible for this position applicants must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and accepted in the community as such. Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14(d) of the Antidiscrimination Act 1997.

Who is the Department of Regional NSW? Why work for us?

Our Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

Local Land Services (LLS) is an Executive Agency related to the Department of Regional NSW. We embrace flexible work and are committed to our delivery of quality services to rural and regional landholders. Together we deliver the State Outcome ‘Productive and sustainable Landuse’ that includes Caring for Country through sustainable agriculture, plant and animal biosecurity, natural resource management, land management, emergency services, private native forestry and the Soil Conservation Service.


  • If successful you will be required to undertake a functional health assessment and a basic literacy and numeracy appraisal as part of your pre-employment conditions before an offer on employment can be made.
  • NSW Government expects all NSW government sector employees who can be safely vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine to do so.

Inclusion and Flexible Working:

We strive to reflect the community we serve and encourage our people to explore new ways of working across regional NSW. We are open to arrangements that help individuals balance their work and life commitments. We embrace difference and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

We understand that everyone is different, and you may require adjustments to apply. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss how we may be able to assist you.

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