Natural Areas Activation Officer


City of Gold Coast


Merrimac, Gold Coast, Queensland

Salary etc:

$89,047 - $94,765 p.a.



About the team

As part of the Environment and Heritage Branch, the Natural Areas Conservation (NAC) business unit oversees the daily management and showcasing of a 13,000-hectare estate containing significant and diverse biological values. Our team is dedicated to protecting and enhancing conservation reserves spanning from the McPherson Range to Southern Moreton Bay. 

About your new role

Joining our team as the next Natural Areas Activation Officer, you will deliver and maintain high quality and sustainable built assets that showcase and preserve the City’s natural areas. The assets you build and maintain will support the conservation of the City’s green assets to help enhance our Gold Coast way of life. 

Applying a collaborative approach, this position will help activate and manage the City’s conservation estate and will play a major role in supporting the success of high-profile projects for Natural Areas Conservation (NAC). 

For more information, view the position brief below.

We're looking for people who have:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with a range of internal and external project stakeholders 
  • Experience in managing projects and programs related to nature conservation initiatives 
  • Excellent report writing skills and experience in preparing correspondence and documentation 
  • Bachelor of Science/ Environmental Science or equivalent experience in natural area conservation and management 
  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management or equivalent knowledge (not mandatory but highly desirable) 

Be part of shaping the Gold Coast's future

The Gold Coast is inspired by lifestyle and driven by opportunity. We are the second largest Council in Australia.

As a 5-star employer of choice, we care about being the most flexible government organisation in Australia. We have a range of benefits to help you create the right balance:

  • 9-day fortnight
  • Flexible work arrangements to suit your lifestyle, including hybrid/work from home options, flexible working hours and locations
  • Personal and professional development courses
  • Hybrid office / work from home options
  • Access to 350+ fitness facilities through Fitness Passport / Low cost on-site gym membership
  • 4 free confidential counselling sessions a year for you or an immediate family member
  • 1 free nutritionist and financial advice session per year

We pride ourselves on our shared mission of being a high-performing, customer-focused organisation which delivers value-for-money services to the community. We're committed to creating a diverse workplace and inclusive culture.


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