Bushland Management Officer



Bushland Management Officer
Permanent, Full – Time Position, 70 hours per fortnight
Salary Range: $76,798 - $89.252 per annum + super (subject to skills and experience)

The Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Coordinator – Bushland Management, the role of the Bushland Management Officer is to provide a high-level technical support in managing bushland and biodiversity matters across the Northern Beaches Council LGA.

The position will undertake works/activities in strategic and operational bushland management. The role will also provide support to the Natural Environment and Climate Change Unit in actioning customer requests and assisting with other field work as required, including the supervision of contractors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategic and operational bushland management
  • Scoping and proposing projects
  • Writing and administering contracts
  • Managing budgets and bushland regeneration contracts
  • Overseeing works and liaising with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • The Bushland Management Officer will require demonstrated experience and an excellent understanding of bushland and biodiversity management, threatened species, pest species control, and associated processes e.g. Bushfire hazard
  • Proactive engagement with the community and meeting the requirements of Council’s Customer Experience Strategy

*** Whilst this position description covers the key areas of responsibilities, this list is not exhaustive. Day to day tasks and responsibilities may vary and be in addition to those listed above (reasonably and within the limits of individual skills, competence and training.

Selection Criteria

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or significant relevant experience in environmental management, biodiversity, ecology or a related field
  • Proven demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive issues and liaise effectively with internal and external customers and stakeholders, including members of the public and elected officials
  • Demonstrated experience as a self-starter, able to set priorities, prepares timetables, work schedules and maximise output whilst ensuring high quality outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in resolving issues through discussion and negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated contract and project management experience, including scoping, managing design development, determining project resources, budgeting processes, report writing, contract administration and project delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to assist with the development and implementation of business plans including budgeting, cost control, performance management and monitoring and reporting on service outcomes

Please refer to the Position Description for further information including a full list of Selection Criteria.

Please click here for the Position Description

How to apply

  • Apply online and upload the following information
    • A current Resume
    • A covering letter (maximum 2 page) outlining systematically, addressing the selection criteria listed within the position description.
  • For further information please contact Chris Kraus on 02 9970 1177 during business hours
  • Applications close Monday 26 November, 2018

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