Plantation Assessment Officer

NSW Government -Primary Industries

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Full-time1 hour ago
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Multiple vacancies for Plantation Assessment Officers with Department of Regional NSW, Forestry Policy Research & Development branch!

2 x Full-time ongoing roles (Tumut and Bathurst)

1 x Full-time temporary role – 18 months (Wollongbar)

Clerk Grade 7/8 salary range from $101,947 to $112,849pa + superannuation

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability.?We support an inclusive workplace where staff has access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. We?provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

About Us

The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.

NSW Primary Industries (NSW DPI) within Department of Regional NSW supports the development of profitable primary industries that create a more prosperous NSW and contributes to a better environment through the sustainable use of natural resources.

Within NSW DPI, DPI Forestry leads policy, industry development, science and research for the State’s $2.4 billion wood and product manufacturing industry.

About the Role

Plantation Assessment Officers undertake on-site assessments of forestry plantations, including authorisations and audits, under the Plantations & Reafforestation Act (1999) and related Plantations & Reafforestation (2001) Code for the regulation of forestry plantations in NSW.

Key accountabilities of the role include:
Undertaking the assessment and processing of timber and environmental plantation proposals, enabling a consistent statewide approvals process

Undertaking on-site plantation audits and assisting in investigations where nessessary, providing advice and information to industry participants and prepare reports and recommendations on any non-compliance issues

Participating in the implementation and on-ground analysis of policy, codes, regulation and statutory plans

Providing specialist information and advice to the DPI Forestry leadership team; liaise with clients, staff and other community and government partners on plantation-related natural resources and general information on conditions and compliance

Providing documentation to support recommended plantation assessment decisions, validate data entered into corporate natural resource databases, and provide evidence to support judicial hearings regarding plantation assessment processes, code compliance, and breaches

Implementing and assisting in identification and development of strategies and systems to effectively deliver plantation assessment services

Providing information to encourage and improve community understanding and support of forestry plantations legislation and practice

About You – Key Knowledge & Experience

Understanding of the Plantations & Reafforestation Act (1999) and the Code (2001)

Comprehensive understanding and demonstrated practical experience in one or more of the following: forest soil and water, vegetation identification and plantation management, audit processes and procedures

Experience or proficient in the use of Geographic Information Systems (preferably Esri ArcMap)

Essential Requirements

Tertiary qualification in Forestry, Forest Science, Natural Resource Management or equivalent experience

Current and valid NSW Class C Driver Licence and ability to travel throughout NSW

If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are interested in creating a more prosperous regional NSW, we would love to hear from you!

Applying for the Role

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, please apply online by providing your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your suitability for this position.

Application Closing Date: 11:55pm Tuesday 4th April 2023

For further information about this opportunity please contact Nick Myer – Manager Authorisations & Audit on 0419 970 627 or via

You can also view the full role description.

Additional Information

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 eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

Why work for Department of Regional NSW?

We have an open secret that we want to share with you. At the Department of Regional NSW, you can have it all. You can deliver with impact, connect to what matters and live your way. As part of our team, you get access to:

Cutting-edge projects and research, and career-defining exposure and experience.

Developing sustainable solutions that create a legacy.

Deep connection to the community through a team of passionate and connected people.

All the perks of a city lifestyle in a close-knit community where you can bring your whole self to work.

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