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BCT Regional Conservation Officer x 2

Organisation / Entity: Environment and Heritage Group
Job category:
  • Environmental
Job location:
  • Regional NSW / Tamworth & North West NSW
Job reference number: 531015
Work type: Full-Time
Total remuneration package: Environment Officer Class 7
Closing date: 02/10/2023 - 11:55 PM


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  • Regional Conservation Officers
  • 2x Temporary full-time opportunity (2 years)
  • Various office locations (Gunnedah, Inverell, Armidale) within Northern Inland region or other locations within the region by negotiation and availability, with hybrid working options
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $101,850 to $112,530 + super


The Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) has an exciting opportunity for two Regional Conservation Officers to join our Northern Inland Regional Team.  The Regional Conservation Officer provides landholder support and delivery of the BCT's on-ground private land conservation programs.


About You

As a Regional Conservation Officer, you will:

  • engage with landholders that are seeking to enter, or have entered into, conservation agreements on private land
  • contribute to effective project planning and delivery
  • act as the contact for assigned landholders and provide effective landholder support, including site visits, technical advice, agreement monitoring and auditing, and facilitating access to funding
  • conduct ecological and desktop-based assessments of land; use spatial tools and software to enter spatial information and produce maps for inclusion in agreements; contribute technical and/or ecological knowledge to assist landholders develop and/or deliver management plans for conservation agreements
  • collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to deliver BCT programs, delivery mechanisms, projects and partnerships
  • support effective customer service, stakeholder engagement and communications

The role involves field work including conducting field-based ecological assessments and may include working in remote areas.


The BCT Northern Inland Region covers the Gunnedah, Liverpool Plains, Narrabri, Tamworth, Moree, Walgett, Armidale, Walcha, Gwydir, Uralla and Tenterfield LGAs. This area includes a range of ecosystems, land-uses and agreement types. Some BCT landholders have entered into Offset Conservation Agreements and Biodiversity Stewardship Agreements as part of Biodiversity offset requirements while others have entered into Private Land Conservation agreements under a BCT program, which mean landholders will have different needs for landholder support.


Knowledge and Experience

  • Ecological expertise will be highly regarded.


Essential Requirements

To be the right person for this role you will:

  • Have demonstrated ability to use Geographic Information Systems software to develop, manage, query and display spatial data relevant to property level management plans.
  • Have relevant tertiary qualification and/or experience in natural resource management or biodiversity conservation
  • Have a current Australian Class C driver’s licence and willingness to travel.


For more information read the full Role Description: Regional Conservation Officer


About Us

The Biodiversity Conservation Trust is a small, focussed agency with a clear statutory mission and functions. We manage over 2,000 existing long-term agreements with landholders by actively supporting them to protect biodiversity on their land, and we have funded strategies to grow private land conservation. We have an important statutory role as part of delivering conservation outcomes under the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme.

We are a group of motivated staff delivering high-integrity biodiversity outcomes in NSW, under the direction of a strong statutory Board. A majority of staff are regionally based and we value respectful, collaborative culture internally and with our stakeholders


Participation in the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme (BOS) and the BCT’s private land conservation (PLC) programs

All new employees with an existing defined interest in the BOS will be required to disclose their personal (or a close family member’s) participation to ensure potential conflicts are managed appropriately. In some circumstances this may require divestment of the interest.

The BCT also has restrictions on staff participation in its funded PLC programs. No additional funding, beyond that already agreed to by the BCT, may be sought or approved during time as a BCT employee or for a 12-month period following termination of employment.

The Department is committed to protecting the public interest and public trust in the exercise of its functions. These values, together with transparency and accountability, are integral to the administration of the BOS and PLC programs.

If you (or a close family member) participate in the BOS scheme or already hold a funded agreement with the BCT and require further information before submitting your application, please contact the hiring manager. The BOS protocol is available publicly here.


To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role.


Applications close 2 October 2023 at 11:55PM.


Should you require further information about the role please contact Frances Wright, Acting Regional Manager on 0408 413 979.

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.


Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • provide alternative formats to apply
  • make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks


We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on Diversity@DPIE.nsw.gov.au  (please include reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/about-us/careers/our-mob-on-country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.


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