- Weekly Ordinary Hours: 26-38 hours per week
- Reports to: Environment Conservation Supervisor
- Pay Level: Level 2 (weekend work may be required) plus any entitlements as defined in the award related to your role).
- Award: Gardening & Landscaping Award 2020
- Contract Type: Casual
- Salary Payment Frequency: Fortnightly
Gympie and District Landcare Group (GDLG) is a community-based organisation that has been active for 30 years serving the local landowners. The Group is an incorporated association and a registered charity. Each year members elect an Executive (Management Committee) that sets strategic direction, manages organisation risks, fine-tunes policies and ensures that the organisation is operating effectively whilst staying true to its vision and purpose.
Members and volunteers are integrally involved in the group’s activities: operating a local native plant nursery; providing biological services raising insects for invasive plant species control and other purposes; providing land care services, fostering local land caring activities; and community education.
Purpose of Position
The purpose of this role is to take direction from the Environmental Conservation Project Supervisor in relation to project outcomes and carry out project works, including bushland regeneration, riparian restoration, invasive species control, and revegetation.
This person will be able to implement project objectives as directed. Work well with others in a team environment, have a passion for land caring activities as it pertains to revegetation, and caring for the environment. This person will have initiative, be passionate about environmental conservation, and show ambition in everything they do to achieve the best possible results for our clients.
Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Bushland and farm regeneration, watering, and maintenance.
- Riparian restoration, revegetation, regeneration, and vegetation maintenance.
- Weed maintenance includes herbicide use.
- Adhere to organisation WHS practices.
- Complete required project documentation on a daily basis.
- Willingly participate in ongoing training and coaching sessions.
- Equipment operation and maintenance.
- Continue to develop a working knowledge of native plants and their suitability.
- Stay abreast of all new and best practices in the field of land management and regeneration as it pertains to projects.
- Ensure vehicles are fully equipped for each project on a daily basis.
- Carry out proper end of day procedures as directed by the Supervisor.
- Meet project deadlines as directed by the Supervisor.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Minimum Certificate II in Conservation & Land Management (we strongly encourage applicants to apply with other relevant qualifications and/or similar field experience willing to upskill in their own time)
- Chainsaw ticket or extensive experience handling chainsaws (or applicants with experience willing to acquire accreditation)
- Construction White Card.
- ACDC Licence (or applicants with experience willing to acquire accreditation)
- First Aid Licence (current).
- Excellent teamwork skills.
- Working knowledge of regenerative land care practices.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Ability to take initiative in routine tasks.
- Have a passion for environmental conservation.
- Learning capability.
- Manual Drivers License
- Experience in working in community-based organisations.
This position is a fieldwork position. At times, it may be physically demanding and requires a person who is fit, energetic, and flexible.
Inspire environmental regeneration through community engagement.
To have an abundant, healthy, and self-sustaining biosphere.
For more information or to apply, please submit your CV and a short cover letter to [email protected].