Soils Project Officer


Little River Landcare


Yeoval, NSW

Salary etc:

$32-$45/hr depending on experience



Our Organisation

Little River Landcare Group is an award winning, highly successful Not-for-Profit organisation, with an innovative approach to sustainability in productive landscapes, environment and people. Our organisation has a successful track record securing and delivering projects valued at more than $9m since inception in 1988, with a significant number of large-scale projects centred around landscape restoration and rehabilitation.

As a Landcare organisation with more than 20 years delivering environmental projects, we recognise the importance of education in order bring about change in the way land is managed for future generations. We look to leverage peer to peer learning to deliver on our Mission “to engage, empower and support the Little River community manage and restore natural environments, and improve sustainability of agricultural activities within the catchment”.

We are committed to building strong relationships and collaboration with landholders, land managers, local businesses, community groups, school communities and town residents and providing support for the adoption of sustainable and regenerative grazing management practises that will enhance ecosystem services and improve financial stability for community members.

About the role

An exciting new position has become available for a practical and motivated Part-Time (2 days per week) Soils Project Officer who is passionate about agriculture, the environment and agro-ecology.

The Project Officer will support the delivery of our Soil PET (People, Education and Technology) Pilot Project. This encompasses working with Little River CEO to coordinate and oversee the delivery of on ground activities.

The successful candidate will liaise directly with local landholders, soil scientists from the NSW Soils Knowledge Network (SKN) and Government services such as the Soils Unit of NSW DPIE. Soil sampling, pit construction, workshop facilitation, satellite data interpretation, soils data upload as well as general logistics of project delivery will be major components of the position. Frequent travel to a variety of farms is an integral part of this role and as such a good working knowledge of the local area will be highly desirable.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting delivery of Soil PET Pilot Project through coordination of on ground activities
  • Stakeholder engagement - involves liaison between farmer, researchers, SKN members, Government agencies and Little River CEO
  • Organisation of soil sampling, testing and data upload (eDIRT) across the Little River Catchment, southern and northern Regional Landcare areas
  • Advising / supporting farmers in the collection of soil samples and establishment of soil pits
  • Facilitation and participation at “Farmers Teaching Farmers” events across the Central West and Central Tablelands Region

Desirable experience

  • Knowledge of environmental science/ mixed farming practices
  • Previous experience in soil sampling and soil data technological skills
  • Organization and planning skills
  • Ability to work autonomous as well as in a team
  • Excellent communication skills

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