Project Officer

Healthy Land and Water

Full time
Posted 3 weeks ago

Project Officer for Healthy Land and Water
Natural Asset Management

A new opportunity has opened up for two energetic and passionate team members to help deliver projects in our Natural Asset Management and Protection portfolio. The positions are with Healthy Land and Water, a not-for-profit organisation working to protect and improve catchment and waterway health.

The purpose of the roles is to provide administrative and in field support for the Senior Scientists and Team Leader, specifically in the delivery of large projects. The span of works will include but is not limited to; contractor management; progress reporting; monitoring and evaluation of outcomes; ongoing project administration and landholder engagement. It is envisaged that the roles are developmental positions which, in time, will grow into a project management role. The incumbent will work closely across the Natural Asset Management and Protection team involving themselves in all project delivery levels. Our current projects focus on catchment scale weed management initiatives, gully and instream erosion control works and koala habitat improvement. The successful incumbent will have opportunities to work across all projects.

Experience in natural resource management or conservation roles would be preferred.

Key Responsibilities

  •  Project management in-line with contracted works and deliverables.
  •  Project management administration.
  •  Reporting against deliverables as required.
  •  Landholder engagement and negotiation of outcomes.
  •  Community engagement and representing Healthy Land and Water within the community.
  •  General project support to the Team Leader and other team members. (Assist with the production of professional documents including reports, presentations, proposals, tenders and case studies).

Selection Criteria

  •  Experience in Project Management- applying risk management.
  •  Experience on ground project delivery and with WHS.
  •  Microsoft Office software experience.
  •  Experience in formatting technical documents, proposals and spreadsheets.
  •  Good time management and prioritisation skills.
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  •  Working knowledge Natural Resource Management and Catchment Management

Does this sound like you? If so, we look forward to hearing from you!

This is a two-year contract with the possibility of an extension.


  •  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.
  •  Applications are due by midnight, Monday 8 March 2021.
  •  All applications must be submitted through Seek or NRM Jobs.

Shortlisting will occur within a week of the closing date. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all applicants for taking the time to submit an application for this exciting position.


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Job CategoryNatural Asset Management and Protection