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Project Weeds Officer – Temporary PN 5388

Job No: KSC93
Location: Kempsey

Objective of the Department

To meet the Community Vision of – We live in a community that provides opportunity for all, to prosper in an environment that supports well-being, connectedness and access to resources the community wants and needs; and the community values of being healthy, being wealthy, being safe and being sociable.

Operations - Sustainable Environment deals with issues relating to economic sustainability, environmental rehabilitation, strategic planning, development assessment, environmental health and regulatory compliance. This includes development assessment, regulatory compliance, economic development, tourism, environmental compliance, estuary and coastal management, noxious weeds management, onsite sewerage management systems inspections, public health matters, food premises inspections, companion animals and ranger services.

Objective of the Position    

Reporting to the Manager Regulatory Compliance, the position involves the management of and undertaking the requirements of the Funding Deed "TSA – Landowner Engagement Program – Towards Eradication 2017-18" from the Department of Primary Industries and other grants in the control of Tropical Soda Apple (TSA).  The position is grant funded until 30 June 2018, with a possible extension up to 2 years subject to State Government funding.

We are seeking a  suitably qualified and motivated person  who has proven ability in consulting and working with community groups and government agencies.    The successful applicant should have tertiary qualifications in Environmental Science or similar discipline relevant to the field of the position.   You should have a sound knowledge of the Biosecurity Act 2015 and experience in plant or weed identification.  You will also require highly developed communication and interpersonal skills including problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution. You should have developed computer skills in the use of Geographic Information Systems and Microsoft office applications.   The role involves work to be carried out alone and at times in remote locations.


  • Position number: 5388    
  • Department/Unit: Operations - Sustainable Environment / Regulatory Compliance
  • Part Time up to 28 hours per week. 
  • Salary Range: pro rata  $1059.08 to $1342.92 per week (plus superannuation)


 For more information regarding this role please contact Ken Ward on 02656633200


Application Closing Date: 4.30pm Wednesday 14 February 2018


How To Apply


For further information please contact Human Resources on  02 6566 3200  or by emailing



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