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Invasive Plants Officer


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Job Description

Full Time role based in Bellingen

Bellingen, Australia

Reference: 5464127

Bellingen Shire Council (BSC) has an enviable commitment to sustainability and the natural environment. Council's Community Strategic Plan 2027 identifies the ongoing restoration of the Shire's natural environment as a key objective and service delivery to the community.

This role is one of a team of two that forms a dynamic team and is an essential part of implementing Council's weeds (invasive plants) management program.

The broad focus areas of the role are:

Actively involving staff and the community in raising awareness and delivering specific invasive plants management programs.
Implement, administer and report on the delivery of the North Coast Weeds Action Program within the Bellingen Shire; and
Implement Councils responsibilities as the Local Control Authority under the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015

To be successful in this position you will need a minimum of:

  • Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management (Weed Management) and AQF Level 3 chemical application accreditation.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage projects and their related budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage grants, contracts and contractors and related budgets.
  • Ability to supervisor a small team
  • A minimum of 2-4 years' experience in work related to invasive plant management with proven experience in developing and implementing the Weeds Action Program, or similar invasive plants management program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of invasive plants management issues and the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015.
  • Communication skills - well developed written and verbal communication skills, including experience in report writing, community consultation and conducting education forums.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the Internet.
  • Ability to adapt to change including changes in legislation and community expectations.
  • NSW Driver's Licence or equivalent.

What we offer:

Full time Employment - 35 hours per week - 19 day month
Annual Salary $60,782 to $69,264 Depending on experience
Passionate, friendly committed team environment

To apply please attach a cover letter outlining how you meet the essential criteria as well an up-to-date resume.

Applications Close: Sunday 9 May 2021 4pm.

Job Closing Date 09 May, 2021