Biodiversity Planning & Assessment Officer


Hornsby Shire Council


Sydney, NSW

Salary etc:

$87,559 - $97,986 p.a. Permanent, Full-time.



Salary: $87,559 - $97,986 per annum (based on 70 hours per fortnight) plus superannuation and a nine day fortnight.

Appointed salary in this range will be based on skills, qualifications, and experience.

About Us

Hornsby Shire is located on Sydney's upper north shore, approximately 25 kilometres north of the CBD. Known as the 'Bushland Shire', our local government area is characterised by bushland comprising national park, major waterways, natural reserves and rural landscape. The rest of the Shire combines urban, rural and open spaces.

About the role

As a valued member of the team, your duties will provide expertise in biodiversity conservation, planning, environmental assessment and environmental management.

The role actively contributes to the development and implementation of natural resource management strategies, plans, grants, programs and projects to conserve biodiversity within the Hornsby Shire.

About you

We are seeking a person with a high level of knowledge in the areas of environmental assessment and biodiversity planning. The ability to work unsupervised with very good time management and organisational skills are essential.

This position requires problem solving and decision making within the context of understanding complex environmental issues. It requires a person with knowledge and experience in applying relevant state and federal legislation/policy in local biodiversity planning and assessment. The person is expected to have excellent computer and technical skills particularly in flora and fauna identification and management as well as an ability to work in the bushland field environment.

Benefits of working with us

We pride ourselves on having a fantastic culture with a genuine appreciation for work-life balance. Visit hornsby.nsw.gov.au/careers and click on "what we offer" to learn about the wonderful benefits available at Hornsby Council.

Please note you must be double vaccinated to work in this position and to attend an interview


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