Reserves Officer

The Tasmanian Land Conservancy is seeking a Reserves Officer to join our small team of on-ground land management staff who support the organisation to achieve its vision for Tasmania to be a global leader in nature conservation.

We are looking for someone who is practical, outcome-focused and willing to work outdoors in a range of locations across Tasmania. This role requires work away from the office up to three nights per week. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation that offers a supportive and welcoming working environment and to contribute to nature conservation in Tasmania. 


The Tasmanian Land Conservancy (TLC) is a not-for-profit, non-government, registered environmental organisation. Since its inception in 2001, the organisation has grown to be one of the largest private land holders in Tasmania. It has an annual income of more than $2m from public fundraising campaigns, grants and conservation business opportunities and employs 22 staff across the organisation. At the TLC we pride ourselves on our collaborative, outcome-focused workplace, and we respect and acknowledge the diversity of people, culture and communities. The TLC seeks new ways to achieve conservation that values nature and the economic, cultural and social benefits it provides us all.

Position Responsibilities

  1. On-ground implementation of management plans:
    1. Field-based reserve management activities such as fire management, road maintenance, invasive species control, rural fencing and access control.
    2. Coordinating and, where necessary, leading volunteers and contractors in field-based reserve management activities.
    3. Assisting in the development of specific management strategies to guide the long-term management of conservation issues.
    4. Maintaining plant and equipment.
  2. Providing reports on reserve management activities.
  3. Contributing to the knowledge, policies, procedures and resources of the TLC.
  4. Undertaking appropriate actions associated with organisational activities as directed by the Operations Manager.
  5. Representing the TLC as a relevant and effective environmental organisation to industry, funding bodies, government, individuals and the community, including participation in community engagement events.
  6. Other duties as directed by the Operations Manager.


  1. Qualifications in natural resource management or equivalent and/or a trade relevant to the management of TLC properties (desirable).
  2. Qualifications or demonstrated experience in the use and maintenance of land management tools such as chainsaws, brush-cutters, pumps, chemical use (ACUP/Chemcert) and firefighting equipment (small engines) (desirable).
  3. Firefighting qualifications (fire weather evaluation, bushfire awareness and wildfire suppression or equivalent) (or the ability to obtain).
  4. Senior First Aid certificate (or the ability to obtain).
  5. Manual drivers license.

Skills and Competencies

  1. Relevant experience in practical conservation or natural resource management.
  2. An understanding of nature conservation principles and practices, particularly private land conservation in Tasmania; and the ability to source and explain information as it relates to TLCs reserve management needs.
  3. Well-developed interpersonal skills; with an ability to build and maintain appropriate and productive relationships with various stakeholders including farmers, scientists, volunteers, government agencies and community groups.
  4. The ability to prioritise, multi-task and meet deadlines.
  5. Demonstrated ability to undertake safe work practices in a range of environments.
  6. Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including long days and weekends where necessary to implement reserve management plans, including the capacity to work away from home in remote and isolated areas for up to three consecutive nights per week in a team or alone.
  7. Experience in coordinating and leading volunteers and contractors (desirable).
  8. Experience in driving 4WD vehicles in difficult terrain (desirable).

A remuneration package based on TLC Level 2 ($59,510 - $67,615 (pro rata)) and commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience (plus statutory superannuation), is being offered.

The position on offer is part time (80% FTE) and based in either Hobart or Launceston, Tasmania. The TLC provides a flexible work environment where a good work-life balance can be maintained.

An introductory cover letter

Your resume (including contact details of two referees)

A statement addressing the Skills and Competencies listed in the position description

Applications close 14 November 2019

04/11/2019 $0 Launceston & North East 1 Farming, Animals & Conservation
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