Australia nationals: Senior Natural Resource Management Officer

Government of New South Wales

Grafton, NSW, AU

Opportunity to be part of the team who manage and sustain some of the most iconic and diverse public land through the Crown reserve system.

  • Ongoing full-time opportunity
  • Position based in Grafton NSW
  • $85,488 – $94,327 plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

As the Senior Natural Resource Management Officer, you will undertake environmental, planning, natural resource and land management activities to achieve government priorities in the management of Crown land. You will require well developed written and verbal communication skills. Some key elements of your role will be to:

  • Provide appropriately balanced and timely advice, recommendations and briefings on environmental, planning, hazard and land management issues
  • Interpret and apply a broad range of environmental and planning legislation, policies and procedures
  • Organise hazard reduction activities to mitigate the public liability risk
  • Undertake land administration functions relating to Crown tenures, roads and reserves, incorporating environmental assessment and review of proposals
  • Assist in maintaining the integrity of land information data
  • Work as part of a collaborative team to meet the agencies business requirements and grow your exposure to diverse issues and challenges across the North Coast. No two days will be the same!

Find out more about this opportunity through viewing the role description here.

What you’ll bring to the role?
You’ll share in our vision for Crown land to support resilient, sustainable and prosperous communities across NSW.
Tertiary qualifications in natural resources, planning, environmental science, land management or other relevant field and/or equivalent level of knowledge and experience in the industry is essential. Given the diverse nature of this position and the regional objectives travel will be required for you to build relationships and consult with the Taree and Grafton Offices.
Working in a team environment you will have a high level of commitment to customer service to your internal team and stakeholders and to the wider community. An ability to plan, prioritise and deliver your work will be necessary for you to achieve our wider objectives in this role.

Applying for the Role

Apply by submitting a cover letter and current resume which outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role. Applications submitted directly to the hiring manager will be re-directed to the appropriate application portal.
Applications Close: 11:55pm Sunday 2 May 2021
For general enquires about the role, please contact Derek Van Leest, Group Leader Property Management, via 02 6642 9236

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

About Us

Crown Lands is responsible for managing NSW’s Crown land on behalf of the people of NSW. Crown land covers around 42% of NSW and includes parks, reserves, roads and cemeteries with a value at over $6.1 billion. Crown land is used and enjoyed for recreation, businesses, tourism and has significant importance to the Aboriginal people of NSW. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.
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Our commitment to flexible working
The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working – including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.

Our commitment to Diversity
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.





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