Natural Resource Management Officer


Darebin City Council


Preston, Melbourne

Salary etc:

$74,824 p.a. + super.



Be part of an experienced, passionate and dedicated Natural Resource Management Team that helps to deliver on Darebin Council’s commitment to the protection and enhancement of biodiversity values and natural assets across the municipality.

  • Permanent, full time (fortnightly RDO)
  • Salary - $74,900 plus super ($41.1 p/h; 35-hour week)
  • Flexible working arrangements (Consideration given to job sharing, flexible hours, part work from home, accommodation of family commitments, school hours etc).

At Darebin, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of how we work. Our commitment to these values is unwavering, they are central to our mission, to our impact and to help us better serve our community. We know that having varied perspectives and lived experiences helps generate better ideas to enable a diverse, inclusive and connected community.

Darebin encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of colour. We value people of all abilities and diversity of culture, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome unique contributions and perspectives of all people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we work with and live in.

About Darebin City Council

Located in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, Darebin City Council is home to one of the largest, most diverse communities in terms of culture, language, religion, socio-economic background, occupation, and housing needs. The city has one of the largest populations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents in metropolitan Melbourne. Our Vision is for a community that works together to advance community life.

About the Role

  • Contribute to the protection, maintenance, monitoring and enhancement of Darebin's creek corridors and conservation reserves.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of operational works planning.
  • Undertake chemical, mechanical and manual weed control activities.
  • Implement various works pertaining to ecological restoration
  • Assist in daily works preparation including suitable equipment, PPE and planning.
  • Participate in community engagement and consultation.

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in natural resource management (or related discipline) and relevant industry experience.
  • Understanding of indigenous flora, fauna and weed species relevant to Darebin and ecological management processes.
  • Experience in the use of machinery, tools and equipment applicable to Natural Resource Management.
  • Chemical Users Certificate and ACUP.


As a progressive leader in Local Government, Darebin City Council is passionate about social inclusion, sustainability, engagement and service excellence. We are proud of the diversity of our workforce and recognise the strength this provides in meeting the needs of the community we serve. We are committed to upholding a positive and supportive work environment that values the contribution of all employees and treats all employees with dignity and respect.  


We offer a range of benefits to our employees including opportunities for personal and professional development, flexible work practices, Employee Assistance Program, recognition and reward program - Appreciate Great and a variety of generous paid and unpaid leave options.


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