Environment Officer – Bushfire Management (Wollongong)



  • Looking for an opportunity to work with our local community
  • Permanent position offering a 19 day 4 week cycle
  • Work together with our team to create tomorrow’s Local Government

If you are an energetic and engaging person who enjoys working with the community and our local environment, then look no further. We have a unique opportunity to work in a regional Council in the spectacular NSW Southern Highlands offering a fantastic lifestyle and all just 1.5 hours from Sydney CBD and Canberra.

Wingecarribee Shire Council is a progressive local government organisation offering a dynamic and fulfilling work environment, with an emphasis on innovation and team work. Wingecarribee Shire Council is committed to best practice, ongoing staff development and customer service.

About the role

The Environment Officer – Bushfire Management plans and delivers bushfire management on over 3000 hectares of Council bushland reserves and is a key position within the Environment and Sustainability branch. As the successful candidate you will have demonstrated experience in developing plans, schedules and the implementation of bushfire hazard reduction, bushfire asset management and associated community education programs.

Salary for this position is based on skills, experience and qualifications and will range from $67,642pa to $78,465pa + super.

Before applying for this position intending applicants should read the Position Description specifically where the Selection Criteria provides both the Essential and Desirable criterion which needs to be addressed as part of your application.

About You

We’re looking for an experienced Environment Officer, specialising in Bushfire Management, to join our team so if you thrive in a workplace that values innovation and variety don’t miss this opportunity. In addition to holding the relevant tertiary qualifications and being a team player, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in creating and maintain strong working relationships with the community and other agencies responsible for bushfire management.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing grant applications and completing all the necessary reporting documentation.
  • Demonstrated experience in contract and project management, including procurement.
  • Well-developed computer skills including demonstrated experience in word processing, Microsoft Office suite and related Council business software packages, as well as interagency bushfire related databases / tools (eg. BRIMS)
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in the practical application of GIS software (ArcGIS preferred)

About us

Located in the Southern Highlands, Wingecarribee Shire Council is within comfortable travelling distance of Sydney, Canberra, the South Coast and the Illawarra. With four distinct and stunning seasons combined with glorious countryside rich in diversity and appeal, it’s an enviable lifestyle location. https://www.southern-highlands.com.au/ The area is a biodiversity hotspot with the largest koala population in southern NSW and has an environmental program supported by an active and involved community base.

To Apply

To apply for this position please visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au (Careers @ Council) to view the position description. Please complete the online application process by submitting your Resume and addressing the selection criteria as part of the on-line application. Applications not addressing the Essential and Desirable Selection Criteria may not be considered.

Intending applicants are advised to read Council’s Recruitment Information Package which can be found at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au (Careers @ Council), before submitting their on-line application.

Please note:

The online process allows for three items to be uploaded i.e. Resume, Covering Letter and your statement addressing the Selection Criteria.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Council’s Coordinator Natural Resource Projects, Mr Ian Perkins on 4868 0750.

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia will be considered for the position.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 28 April 2019

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