Senior Forestry Officer


Local Land Services - Dept of Primary Industries & Regional Development


Negotiable State-wide, NSW

Salary etc:

Salary starting from $106,025pa + super



  • Temporary full-time position available until June 2027.
  • Location negotiable - State Wide.
  • Salary starting from $106,025pa + super.
  • Create impact in your industry, using your specialist skills and experience.

About the role

In this role you will use a broad range of technology systems to undertake monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement of programs and projects within the Farm Forestry team. The role also liaises with farmers and the community to help them manage our landscapes to be healthy and productive including the provision of forest health, management and productivity information, advice and extension services; supports forest health, management and productivity projects; aids the development of partnerships and collaboration.

Essential requirements

  • A degree in forest Science (forestry) and/or equivalent level of industry knowledge and experience.
  • Current NSW Class C Driver's License and willingness to travel.
  • Ability and willingness to undertake a police check and medical clearance.

Operational Focus Activities

  • Support forest management projects ensuring best-practice governance in line with LLS objectives and initiatives.
  • Lead project teams and facilitate implementation of part 5B of the Local Land Services Act 2013, Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 or other legislative responsibilities.
  • Undertake the monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement of programs and projects using various information technology platforms, programs and devices to analyse, interpret and apply data and spatial information.
  • Provide timely, effective and quality frontline advisory and extension services to rural landholders and stakeholders, partners and industry groups.
  • Facilitate the safe collation, storage and assessment of data providing high quality analysis and reports for use both internally while strictly applying correct security and privacy principals at all times.

We work hard every day to support and grow thriving communities across regional NSW that will have a positive impact on generations to come. Our goal is always to be a trusted local partner and problem-solver working deeply in the community. 

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. The Department of 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. .

If you require adjustments in completing your application, interviewing, completing any pre- employment testing, require information in an alternative format, or otherwise participating in the recruitment process, please let us know so we can assist. Send an email to capability.talent@regional.nsw.gov.au or contact the hiring manager listed below for a confidential discussion. .

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is the department dedicated to growing primary industries and supporting regional economic development to deliver long term benefits to the state. Our focus is to protect, support and develop our primary industries, mining sector, and regions.

The department brings together Agriculture & Biosecurity; Forestry & Fishing; Local Land Services; NSW Resources; Regional Development & Delivery; the Regional Growth NSW Development Corporation; NSW Public Works and Soil Conservation Service.

We have nearly 5,000 employees, with almost 80 per cent of us living and working in regional NSW.

Additional Information:

The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. .


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