Australia nationals: Natural Resources Management Officer

Government of South Australia
Wudinna, SA, Australia
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The Department for Environment and Water (DEW) is committed to providing a highly supportive work environment that values the participation and contribution of every employee in shaping the future of the department.

DEW is a high performing organisation that encourages excellence, improvement and growth at both an organisational and individual level.

DEW has a flexible approach to doing business and is committed to ensuring our people have flexibility around the number of hours worked, scheduling of hours and location of work.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values and consequently we value and respect our people; we encourage active participation and leadership; we continuously seek to be better and we achieve results.

About the Role

The Natural Resources Management Officer forms part of a team that delivers on-ground works, projects, community engagement and education. The NRM Officer is an operational role and works with a range of land managers to manage natural resources through a whole of landscape approach by implementing the requirements of both the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 and the Eyre Peninsula NRM Plan. The role will increase community and landholder understanding, acceptance and adoption of Natural Resources Management across various land tenures as well as collect, record and interpret information where required.   The role assists in the planning, implementation and assessment of on-ground control programs and where necessary, exercises the powers as an Authorised Officer under the NRM Act and other relevant Acts as required.

Key Role Outcomes

  • Operations are delivered in line with the Eyre Peninsula Region’s NRM Plan, and the DEW Corporate Plan, with both being contributed to through the collection, interpretation, management and assessment of priority issues across public and private land tenures.
  • The regional district work plan is achieved across land tenure through sound operational support.
  • Effective working relationships and networks are established and maintained to plan and effectively deliver landscape scale management of natural resources, such as pest plant and animal control, water resources management, coast and marine management, biodiversity conservation, sustainable agriculture production, terrestrial and marine park operations.
  • Communities are effectively engaged, educated and influenced to participate in natural resource management programs.
  • Sound technical advice is provided to land managers and the community on the management of natural resources and the environment including weed control, revegetation and erosion.
  • Powers authorised under the NRM Act 2004 are exercised appropriately and in accordance with the Act.

Key Relationships

  • Line Manager.
  • NREP employees, particularly employees within the Parks and Sustainable Landscapes work group.
  • Landholders, Community Stakeholders, Volunteer Groups, Traditional Owners, and Industry.
  • Contractors, Local Government (Councils), Non-Government Organisations.
  • DEW employees
  • Commonwealth and State Government agencies. 

Special Conditions

  • Will be required to participate in fire management and associated duties.
  • Based at Wudinna / Minnipa
  • Current class “C” driver’s licence and willingness and ability to safely operate a 4wd is essential.
  • Demonstrates ability to work alone and be self-reliant.
  • Apply First Aid Certificate is desirable.
  • May require some intra/interstate travel involving overnight absences from home and attendance at public meetings out of normal office hours.
  • This role has been designated as a Position of Trust pursuant to the standards required in the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework. By applying for this role you consent to being screened under the process of obtaining a National Police Clearance (NPC), and to the Department requiring you to obtain a National Police Clearance (NPC)

Liz McTaggart
088626 1108 / 0437 297 992

Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online.

The applicant is required to submit a CV and letter of application (max 3 pages) addressing the  competency and elements oulined in the Role Description (refer to applicant guidelines).

The applicant guidelines refer to Department for Environment and Water 'values' which can be found on the Office for the Public Sector website

Applications close: 01/08/2019 5:00 PM

- Applicant Guidelines.pdf
- OPS3 NRM Officer RD .pdf
- Pre-Employment Declaration.pdf