Local recruitment: Project Officer (Waterways)

Reef Catchments

Mackay QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Proserpine QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Position Vacant

Title: Project Officer – Waterways
Tenure: Full-time
Base Salary: $55,000 to $85,000
Location: Mackay or Proserpine
Reports to: Coordinator – Waterways

Who we are

Reef Catchments is the Natural Resource Management (NRM) group for the Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac region with offices situated in Mackay and Proserpine. We facilitate change and work for long-term solutions to sustain, protect, and improve our region’s natural resources and environment, both now and into the future.

Our values

Reef Catchments believes a positive work culture matters and we have created a harmonious workplace culture by putting into practice our core Organisational values daily.

Our 5 core values are:
• Purposeful
• Connected
• Respect
• Evolve
• Accountable

More information about Reef Catchments and its activities is available here.

The role

Join a dynamic and versatile team to lead the design, development and implementation Water and Quality Improvement initiatives within the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac region. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with partners and stakeholders in developing, coordinating, and reporting on waterways management issues across the region.

This is a highly varied and fast-paced role, requiring an energetic multi-tasker with the ability to coordinate activities and outcomes across Water & Quality Improvement project areas simultaneously. Prior experience in an NRM; streambank remediation works; scientific or government-based role will be highly regarded. We are looking for a team player with a positive and engaging personality.

In return, we offer a flexible and positive work environment, with excellent conditions, and an opportunity to enhance and build your skills in multiple areas.

Selection criteria

Essential Requirements
1. Tertiary qualification in a relevant field such as Natural Resource Management, Applied Science, Environmental Science or Environmental Management
2. Demonstrated knowledge in Natural Resource Management or Environmental Science with a focus on water quality improvement including the ability to develop and deliver projects with multiple project partners and stakeholders
3. Demonstrated project management skills in relation to on-ground riverine restoration or similar projects, including the ability to coordinate multiple projects, budgets and oversee contractors
4. Skills in working with landholders and managers to effect behaviour change in relation to improved ecosystems and land management practices
5. Good written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate with influence to a diverse client base including landholders, industry groups, government and contractors
6. Driver’s Licence

How to apply

Please submit your completed application via the Seek link: Click here to apply online or email to hr@reefcatchments.com by COB 13th January 2023. Please provide the following:

1. Cover letter or response outlining your suitability for the position based on the selection criteria. Your response should be no more than 2 pages;
2. Current resume (of no more than 4 pages).

Further information can be obtained by contacting:
Human Resources Phone: (07) 4968 4200 or email: hr@reefcatchments.com





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development