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Natural Areas Offset Officer

Category:  Environmental Operations
Work Type:  Permanent Part-time

$79K - $82K pa gross (plus benefits) [pro-rata]

Location: Caloundra

Vacancy No: 946

Permanent Part-time (2 days per week – job share arrangement)

Applications close: Sunday 7 March, 11:59pm



Why work with us?

There is no better place to live and work than on the Sunshine Coast, especially with an outstanding organisation like Sunshine Coast Council.


With the vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region - Healthy, Smart, and Creative, council is at the forefront of delivering a number of region-shaping projects that will see the region become a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity, along with opportunities and a lifestyle for all to enjoy.


About the Role

On the Sunshine Coast we are fortunate to enjoy many of nature’s diverse landscapes. Our Council is not only committed to maintaining and enhancing these natural assets, but liveability within the region. This is a pivotal position in helping us achieve just that; securing a sustainable future for our environment and community.


In this position you will:

  • Combine your experience, knowledge and passion for the environment to plan, prepare and deliver environmental offset programs
  • Confidently manage contracts, budgets and technical documents for procurement and delivery of environmental offset programs, and importantly;
  • Ensure environmental offset projects comply with relevant legislation and policy.


About you

Confident in your experience within natural resource management, you will be able to hit the ground running within the Natural Areas Management team. Your exposure to the field has equipped you with innovative approaches that you can professionally implement to deliver environmental offset projects that are practical, economical and sustainable.


 As a requirement of this role, you’ll have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in either Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Conservation Land Management or equivalent
  • Knowledge and experience with legislative and reporting requirements related to environmental offsets and management, and;
  • General Safety Induction (Construction Industry) card.



Our Culture & Employee Benefits

Council is committed to creating an inclusive, culturally diverse, healthy, skilled and dedicated workplace culture. As an employee you will enjoy a range of benefits which include but are not limited to:

  • Development opportunities through corporate learning and development programs
  • Generous Superannuation benefits - council will also contribute 12% Superannuation in addition to your 6% superannuation contribution
  • Discounted health related memberships and other wellbeing initiatives


How to apply

Your written application should include:

  • A 2-3 page covering letter demonstrating your ability to fulfil the Mandatory and Desirable Requirements on the Position Profile. Keep the Key Responsibilities in mind when addressing this criteria.
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.


Once you have these two documents ready, click ‘Apply for this job’ and follow the prompts to complete your application.


Further Information

Helpful information to assist you in completing your application is available on the Sunshine Coast Council website.


To learn more about Council’s vision and projects, you can view the Corporate Plan 2020-2024.


For specific enquiries contact Adam Connell during business hours on 0409 754 202.


Through its Reconciliation Action Plan, Sunshine Coast Council supports social and economic opportunities for Traditional Owners, the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara people and the broader First Nations community and as such strongly encourages local, First Nations people to apply.