• Fixed-term positions available at LLS locations within the Northern Tablelands and North West regions.
  • Salary starting from $99,431 + super
  • Join a team of professionals to deliver land management outcomes

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

The Northern Tablelands LLS region is bounded by Tenterfield in the north and Walcha in the south. The region extends between Warialda and Delungra in the west and reaches to the escarpment of the Great Dividing Range in the east. Our region lays claim to diverse geology, soils and variable terrain which support a broad range of vegetation communities as well as a mix of livestock grazing and cropping enterprises including cereals, legumes and oil seeds.

The North West LLS region is made up of the council areas of Gunnedah, Gwydir, Liverpool Plains, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Tamworth and Walgett. The region has an area of approximately 82,000 km2. It is home to around 113,000 people who live mainly along the rivers and their tributaries with major regional centres of Moree, Narrabri, Gunnedah and Tamworth. Around 7,500 people are employed directly in agricultural industries.

We’re looking for people to join our teams. We need highly motivated and experienced professionals who are passionate about rural land management and are keen to make a difference, working hand in hand with landowners to ensure that land management legislation is both understood and followed. We provide advice regarding the Land Management Code and conduct fieldwork as part of the assessment process for developing certificates under the Code. Check out some of our latest case studies to see how we work.

What you need to do this role;

  • Previous experience and/or qualifications in Land Management and/or Natural Resource Management
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, accurately interpret legislation and provide timely advice
  • Demonstrated ability to follow processes
  • Demonstrated experience in using Client Relationship databases and ArcGIS or equivalent platform
  • Demonstrated interest/curiosity in native vegetation and desirable that you are familiar with the use of botanical keys
  • Previous experience engaging and forming strong relationships with landholders
  • Proven experience in leading and taking charge of projects, with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience supervising team members and providing support where needed

These senior roles work with landholders
in the implementation of land management legislation and assessment of related applications.

Our ideal candidates will have a positive and solution focused attitude, you’ll be able to think creatively and solve complex problems for both yourself and others as they arise. You’ll also be able to work within and lead small project teams and operate autonomously with limited supervision and simply get things done.

Applying is easy!  Simply submit your resume and a cover letter that tells us why working as a Senior Land Services Officer is for you, and we’ll get back to you after the closing date.

Want to know more? Just contact Andrew Davidson, Team Leader Land Management Northern Tablelands on 0427 673 212 or via andrew.davidson@lls.nsw.gov.au. Alternatively, you can contact Dennis Boschma, Team Leader Land Management North West on 0429 159 290 or via dennis.boschma@lls.nsw.gov.au. You can also download the role description

Closing Date: Wednesday 1 December 2021 @ 11:55pm

Please note that the successful applicant will be required to undertake a functional health assessment as part of their pre-employment conditions before an offer on employment can be made.

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.

Additional Information:
A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

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