Field Officer

Available Position

Position:            Field Officer (multiple positions available) 

Location:           Western Sydney, NSW

Reporting to:     Operations Lead 

Status:             Casual (minimum 3 day/ week availability)

About Us

Greening Australia is a national, action orientated, environmental enterprise with a mission to conserve and restore landscapes at scale through collaborative, science-based and innovative conservation programs.  We work collaboratively with a broad range of significant partners to plan, develop, and deliver scalable solutions for the biggest environmental challenges facing Australia.

We believe that people thrive when nature thrives, and we work to translate the theory of shared value into practice integrating society, environment and financial benefits into core business designing and delivering on ground win / win solutions.  We pride ourselves on finding creative ways to generate lasting positive impacts across the country.

About the role

This role will support our local Operations in Western Sydney.  Our depot is located in St Marys and our project sites span the Greater Western Sydney area. For the right candidate/s - there are opportunities to either move across projects in restoration and community engagement or focus in areas of capability/ interest. 

The position will support the achievements of GA through completing responsibilities of: 

  • on-ground vegetation management services aimed at conserving and restoring the natural environment. 
  • community events delivery (e.g. tree planting days) including assisting in the engagement of school aged children, community members and corporate days. 

The employee will work directly alongside senior staff members to gain field-based skills & support delivery of in-field operations in an efficient, practical, and safe manner. 
The position enables the successful applicant to work on country and apply practical land management skills. 
This is primarily an outdoors position which involves physical activities and the operation of equipment in a range of outdoor locations in a variety of weather conditions. 
We require successful candidates to have a valid drivers license and own transport to facilitate onsite starts across Greater Western Sydney. 

Essential Criteria 

  • A current NSW driver's licence with own transport 
  • Minimum 6 months demonstrated field experience in bushland management (conservation maintenance, bush regeneration / revegetation) in either a paid or voluntary capacity. Exception can be made for Certificate II/ III Conservation and Land management students/ graduates. 
  • Physical ability to carry out on-ground restoration work including but not limited to, weed control, planting, habitat rehabilitation, fencing, installation of jute matting, collection of plant material, watering and fertilising, cutting and swabbing and light construction.
  • Physical fitness, a solid work ethic, self-motivation, and ability to function in a team environment.
  • ChemCert qualifications.
  • A valid WWC or ability to obtain this.
  • Willingness and ability to interact with the broader community in a respectful and engaging manner. 

Desirable Criteria 

  • Manual driving ability.
  • Competency with towing single and dual axel trailers.
  • White Card.
  • A strong knowledge of local vegetation communities and local native plant and weed species.
  • Data input & Mapping skills.

20/04/2021 $0 Parramatta & Western Suburbs 1 Trades & Services
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