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Senior Land Services Officer Aboriginal Communities

•Aboriginal identified role
•Advisory & Technical (A&T) Grade 6 $105,125 Package includes salary ($85,868 - $95,050), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
•Ongoing full-time role located in Tamworth

This is a great opportunity to join an organisation delivering services in agricultural advice, natural resource management, biosecurity and emergency management. Local Land Services (LLS) works closely with farmers, land managers and communities to deliver services relevant to their local needs.

What we offer you
•A generous salary
•38 hour working week with very minimal after hours
•Very interesting and varied role
•Access to a support network of like-minded professionals
•Ongoing career development and training opportunities
About the Organisation
Local Land Services (LLS) was established in January 2014 to provide quality, customer-focussed services to landholders and the community across New South Wales. The organisation brings together the agricultural advice, biosecurity, natural resource management and emergency management functions previously provided by 27 organisations into a single organisation comprising around 850 staff with a budget of approximately $175 million.

LLS provides products and services that are strongly focussed on meeting local customer needs, combined with the strength of being a single organisation. Eleven local regions are responsible for local delivery. Each region has a local board which is responsible for the oversight of day-to-day operations and local strategic direction in line with state priorities. The regions vary in geographic and organisational size and approach their regional priorities in different ways.

The Role
In this role you will be responsible for managing and implementing natural resource management and reforms, and agricultural productivity projects with indigenous communities, rural Land Managers and industry groups. You will contribute to maintaining biosecurity in NSW, and undertake activities to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. You will also provide technical advice to the community in relation to the development of partnerships to maximise Aboriginal involvement in the development of environmental and economic outcomes and achievement of LLS Action Plan priorities.

For further information about the role please contact the designated officer or click here to view a copy of the role description.

The Requirements
To be successful in this role you have a good understanding of local Aboriginal cultural and heritage issues and ability to deal with a range of sensitive cross cultural issues. You will also have capacity or experience in legislation and policy interpretation relating to natural resource management, agriculture, biosecurity, emergency management and natural disaster emergency management operations. You will undertake activities in the field including inspection, assessments, report writing and project monitoring and synthesise information, provide advice and participate in LLS planning activities.

You must have a degree in agriculture, environmental, natural resource management, biosecurity and emergency management and/or equivalent level of industry knowledge and experience. You will also have a current driver’s licence and a willingness to travel and you will also bring with you a positive, can-do attitude as well as a proven ability to working within a team and knowledge share with your co-workers.

Applying for this role
Applicants are asked to address the two below targeted questions in a short (two page) cover letter with reference to the requirements of the role. Also please include a copy of an up to date resume (maximum 5 pages) with your skills and experience relevant to the role.

1.Briefly detail your understanding of local Aboriginal cultural and heritage issues and how you would deal with a range of sensitive cross cultural issues.

2.Describe your experience in legislation and policy interpretation relating to natural resource management, agriculture, biosecurity, emergency management and natural disaster emergency management operations.

Applications must be lodged electronically via http://www.jobs.nsw.gov.au/ or by clicking “Apply Now”. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted. A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next twelve months.

Closing Date: Wednesday 8 April, 2015
Enquiries: Chris Celovic on 02 6764 5946

Notes
This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only in accordance with the Department's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy.

An Aboriginal person (as defined by the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983) means a person who:
(a) is a member of the Aboriginal race of Australia, and
(b) identifies as an Aboriginal person, and
(c) is accepted by the Aboriginal community as an Aboriginal person

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Working with Children Check, a Criminal Records Check and a Health Assessment as part of their pre employment conditions..