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Environmental Assessment Officer

Shoalhaven City Council - Australia,

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


  • Salary: $86,084 - $97,760 (Pro-Rata) + 9.5% Superannuation
  • Fixed Term, Part Time (6 months)
  • Work with a team committed to Biodiversity Conservation

Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.

About the role

Council is offering two fixed term (6 months), part time positions (21 hours per week).

The advertised salary is based on the grade of the position, comprising of 4 steps within the range shown. The starting salary is at Step 1 within the grade. Progression through the salary steps shall be based upon the achievement of performance objectives relating to the position.


Reporting directly to the Team Leader – Environmental Planning & Assessment the focus of this position is to:

  • Ensure entities listed under the Biodiversity Conservation Act and Environment Protection & Biodiversity ConservationAct are given appropriate consideration in the assessment of development applications and that Council fulfils its statutory obligations with respect to threatened species and ecological communities.
  • Provide guidance and technical advice as required for other matters requiring environmental assessment and advice.

Skills & Experience

In order to be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

  • Degree in one of the natural sciences (or a related discipline) with demonstrated advanced knowledge of ecological processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess the impact to biodiversity of development applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret relevant environmental legislation.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of ecological processes.
  • Considerable experience in fauna and flora field inventory and survey.
  • Considerable experience in environmental impact assessment.
  • Demonstrated effective time management and prioritisation skills with the ability to balance competing workloads and deliver within deadlines
  • Class C Driver’s Licence


We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

How to Apply

You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you.

In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website.

  1. At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  2. What is your experience relating to development and environmental assessment and the relevant legislation
  3. Demonstrate your experience and understanding in working with threatened species and ecological communities

Contact: Ben CoddingtonTeam Leader Environmental Planning & Assessment (02) 4429 3514

Applications Close: Thursday, 10 June 2021 (at Midnight)

When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email

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