Senior Technical Project Officer (Native Forests)


Job Title: Senior Technical Project Officer, Native Forests
Job Grade / Classification: Environment Officer Class 9
Employment Type: Ongoing, Full Time
Location: Choice of Sydney, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Queanbeyan, Port Macquarie

  • Ongoing full-time role available in Sydney or other NSW locations.
  • Contribute to the development of environmental programs led by the EPA and other NSW government agencies, including monitoring programs, research and regulatory programs.
  • Ability to work with both policy and operational staff in the delivery and design of environmental programs and regulations.
  • Work in both forest and office environments.

Agency overview

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the state‘s primary environmental regulator. We work to protect our community and the environment as a leader, partner and protector. Our vision is for New South Wales to have a healthy environment, healthy community and healthy business. We believe healthy ecosystems are the foundation for healthy communities, a healthy economy and for enhancing Iiveability.

We lead in protecting our air, waterways, land and the health of the community for the future. We work with communities, government and business to reduce our impact on the environment. We hold people and organisations to account through licensing, monitoring, regulation and enforcement.

The EPAs Forestry Branch is going through an exciting period of organisational and operational change. The role will be pivotal in the delivery of technical support to operational teams, the design and implementation of environmental monitoring, mapping and technology programs, and the expert support to changes to environmental regulations in NSW native forests. For more information go to

Primary purpose of the role

Utilise knowledge and expertise in forest ecology, botany or environmental management to support the regulation of native forestry activities on public and private land in NSW and delivery of ecologically sustainable forest management.

Essential requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas: threatened species conservation, biodiversity management, or soil and water conservation and management.
  • Experience in the preparation and review of policies and guidelines for threatened species conservation, biodiversity management, or soil and water conservation and management.
  • Experience in the use of geographic information systems and map development.

Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application:

Job Notes:

A Recruitment Pool may be established for future ongoing and temporary roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12 month period.

This role requires both office and field-based work and will require semi-regular travelling across NSW.

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility:

At the Planning and Environment Cluster, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to the success of our business and are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the communities of NSW.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

To Apply:

Complete all the questions in the online application.

Please provide a two page cover letter, using examples, explain how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)

Applications Close: Wednesday 19 December 2018 at 11.59pm.

Should you require further information about the role please contact; Jacquelyn Miles (02) 9995 6701. If you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process please contact Ashlee Chuter  (02) 9585 6105.

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