Environmental Officer (x2)


Soil Conversation Service


Sydney & Central West, NSW

Salary etc:

$79,032 p.a. + super & leave entitlements (Departmental Officer Grade 3/4). Temporary, full-time (up to 3 years).



Assist in the delivery of bushfire mitigation and natural area management programs including project support and supervision of junior field staff

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes differences in culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and disability status or other attributes. The Department Primary Industries and Regional Development is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.

Working in a competitive commercial environment, the role of Environmental Officer with the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) is responsible for the on-site delivery of bushfire mitigation and natural area management programs for clients.

  • 2 x temporary full-time positions (up to 3 years) based in Sydney and Central West NSW
  • Salary starting from $79,032 p.a. + super and leave entitlements

To do this you will:

  • Oversee the daily on-site running of bushfire mitigation and natural area management programs, including the on-site supervision of junior field staff and contractors.
  • Assist senior staff to investigate, develop and scope solutions for natural resource management issues.
  • Ensure project quality and safety, whilst also assisting to maintain budgets and project resources.
  • Complete project tracking spreadsheets, maintain records and the sites project management documentation.
  • Assist with the preparation of procurement documentation to arrange materials and contractors.
  • Professionally represent and promote the SCS to help develop effective partnerships with internal staff and contractors.
  • Work as a colleague with teams and areas to resource projects with a whole of area team approach.

Some of the locations we have work available include:

  • Sydney - Hornsby, Parramatta, Windsor & Cronulla
  • Central West NSW - Orange, Bathurst, Mudgee/Lithgow

*Other areas nearby these locations will be considered.

About You:

To be successful you’ll need to be someone who can successfully supervise and deliver natural area management and bushfire mitigation programs. You’ll also need to have strong computer literacy and great communication skills.

Experience and/or knowledge in bush fire mitigation, natural area management and project administration is also desirable – but what’s more important is your ability to supervise others and deliver projects on time, within scope and on budget.

While safety needs to remain your number one priority, our focus is high-quality project delivery, and demonstrated experience in delivering efficiencies whilst maintaining standards will be highly regarded.

A current NSW driver licence combined with the willingness and ability to travel across NSW (including overnight stays) is also required.

Soil Conservation Service runs a wide variety of environmental projects and programs throughout the state, the opportunity to work with other teams and on different projects will be available along with further training as required.

Additional Information:

A talent pool will be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicants in these roles may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.


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