Pest Officer

Department of Planning, Industry & Environment

The Slopes, NSW

Posted 4/8/2021

Do you have a passion for the protection of natural and cultural heritage of our National Parks and skills in contemporary pest and weed management?

  • Ongoing full time role
  • Located in Narrabri
  • Package includes starting salary $97,443, employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

About the role
This is a great opportunity to contribute to the development, coordination, implementation and review of strategies, plans and programs undertaken for the effective management of pest species. Each day you’ll help our operational staff and stakeholders to improve the way we manage pest species across our national parks and wider landscape. You’ll have opportunities to assist with planning and undertaking pest programs, undertake compliance activities around pesticides and record keeping, work with other government agencies and local communities to deliver key pest programs and assist with broad scale conservation programs across the north west and northern tablelands of NSW.

This opportunity is suited to an enthusiastic and committed team player with a high level of demonstrated experience in weed and pest animal management in natural landscapes. We’re keen to hear from you if you also have the ability to interpret and apply relevant pest management legislation including the Biosecurity Act and the practical application of pesticides.

Essential requirements:

  • Demonstrated high level experience in the application of contemporary pest species management and control practices, identification of weed species.
  • Tertiary qualification (Bachelor level or above) in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management or related disciplines or experience
  • Ability and willingness to participate in incident control operations, and willingness to fly in light aircraft.
  • A current Australian driver’s licence
  • Current NSW Firearms License or the ability to obtain one.

For more information about the role contact Piers Thomas, Senior Conservation Planning Officer, Northern Inland Branch on 0428 364 527 or email [email protected] or click here to view the Role Description.

How to Apply
Apply by answering all pre-screening questions, submitting a current resume and a one page cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Applications close: Thursday 22nd April 2021 at 11.59pm

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

Agency overview
At the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) we are focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales with thriving natural environments, strong primary industries and bustling urban centres. We are the stewards of our state’s physical and environmental assets - both natural and built - and we work hard every day to ensure New South Wales continues to flourish.

For further information about NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service view our website.

Our commitment to flexible working
The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. 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 are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working - including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.

Our commitment to Diversity
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disabilities.

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