Help deliver a new and exciting project to protect one of Australia’s iconic species. Work on country and engage with regional Aboriginal communities to build relationships and share knowledge. Newly created role within North West Local Land Services. Two days per week until 30 June 2023. Located in Gunnedah. Please note this is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identified position.
North West Local Land Services are looking for an Aboriginal Community Support Officer (Koala Habitat) to join the project team responsible for delivering a new and exciting project aimed at protecting one of the country’s most iconic species. In this role you will be working closely with Aboriginal people, communities and organisations to: • Actively increase awareness, access and community engagement for the projects • Increase and enhance opportunities for Aboriginal procurement • Undertake field work (such as inspections and assessments) in all conditions and terrains • Assist in conservation and land management. • Maintain accurate data and records
To be successful you’ll need to have; • A passion for working with community and for conservation and land management, combined with proven relevant experience • Existing knowledge of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, including artefact and site identification (although this is not essential to be successful in this job) • A current NSW Driver Licence and the ability and willingness to travel throughout the region as required You will be energetic, enthusiastic, positive, a great team player and absolutely passionate about protecting native wildlife.
• One day per week until 30 June 2023 • Located in Gunnedah • Salary starting from $87,493 pa + super (pro-rata) • Please note this is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identified position
Who is the Department of Regional NSW? Why work for us? Our Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses. Local Land Services (LLS) is an Executive Agency related to the Department of Regional NSW. We embrace flexible work and are committed to our delivery of quality services to rural and regional landholders. Together we deliver the State Outcome ‘Productive and sustainable Landuse’ that includes Caring for Country through sustainable agriculture, plant and animal biosecurity, natural resource management, land management, emergency services, private native forestry and the Soil Conservation Service. Please also note that NSW Government expects all NSW government sector employees who can be safely vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine to do so.