Supervisor Natural Area Management


Mackay Regional Council


Mackay, Queensland

Salary etc:

$82,690 - $83,690 p.a. + allowances as applicable. Permanent.



Are you enthusiastic about protecting and improving natural and coastal ecosystems? Do you possess a sharp eye for detail and excel at leading and motivating a team? If so, we have an ideal opportunity for you! We are looking for a Supervisor of Natural Area Management in Mackay for a permanent, full-time position with a 9-day fortnight schedule.

About this opportunity:

As the Supervisor Natural Area Management, you will be at the forefront of enhancing sustainability and quality within natural and coastal ecosystems. You will lead a dedicated team, driving ecological restoration, weed control, and revegetation initiatives. Your expertise and guidance will be crucial in achieving the organisation's goals and maintaining a high standard of natural area management services.

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Qualification in Natural Resource Management (vegetation rehabilitation and coastal ecosystems) or Horticulture.
  • Degree (preferred); OR
  • Less formal qualifications.
  • QLD “C” Class Drivers Licence or interstate equivalent. Note: interstate licences must be transferred to QLD within three (3) months of commencement.
  • General Construction Induction Training.
  • First Aid Certificate or ability to obtain within three (3) months of commencement.
  • Chainsaw Level 2 Licence or ability to obtain within three (3) months of commencement.
  • ACDC Weed Spraying Licence.

Why work for Mackay Regional Council?

Mackay Regional Council offers a dynamic, progressive and financially sound local government, with responsibility for $3.5 billion worth of assets and employing almost 1,200 dedicated staff in a vibrant, rapidly growing region where sugar, mining, beef, tourism and retail drive the economy.

Mackay is located halfway between Brisbane and Cairns and is truly the heart of Queensland, covering 7,622 square kilometres of rainforest, Natural Parks, historic townships, miles of golden beaches and more than 70 tropical islands.

The Region boasts a vibrant economy offering an idyllic lifestyle on the Central Queensland coast, from picturesque beaches and nearby island resorts to beautiful rainforests. The Region has a great climate coupled with good quality education and health facilities. Discover more about the Mackay Region here.

In addition to the above, we also offer the following benefits:

  • Base annual salary of $82 690
  • Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply).
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading.
  • Flexible work arrangements with an RDO or 9 day fortnight roster.
  • May be eligible for salary sacrificing options.
  • Membership to lifestyle benefits program including corporate discounts.
  • Study and assistance programs for career development.
  • Learning and career development opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Active Social Clubs.

Special Requirements:

  • On-call roster.
  • Regular local travel.
  • Availability for emergency management response as needed.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, where all applicants are treated fairly and respectfully and have equal access to all available opportunities. At Mackay Regional Council, diversity is about creating a respectful and inclusive workplace that recognises our employees' unique contributions and perspectives, working together to deliver extraordinary results.

Want to know more about this role?

If you are enthusiastic about making a positive impact on our natural environment and have the experience and qualifications we're looking for, we'd love to hear from you!


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