Casual Field Officers

Location: Western Sydney, NSW, Dharug Country

Casual (minimum 3 day/week availability)

Embark on an exciting journey of conservation and community engagement. Embrace the outdoors, gain valuable field-based skills, and make a positive impact on the natural environment while enjoying a flexible work-life balance.

About Us 

Greening Australia is a proudly independent environmental enterprise committed to restoring Australia’s diverse landscapes and protecting biodiversity in ways that benefit communities, economies and nature. With projects spanning the breadth of the country, we apply a science-led, collaborative approach to deliver nature-based solutions addressing the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss.

Our organisation is made up of more than 150 knowledgeable and passionate employees across Australia, creating a measurable and lasting impact on Australia’s unique environment. We believe that people thrive when nature thrives, and we work to translate this shared value into practice.

Watch our recent Impact video to learn more about some of our recent work.

About the Role

We are seeking Casual Field Officers to support our local operations in Dharug Country.  Our depot is located in St Marys and our project sites span the Greater Western Sydney area.  There are exciting opportunities to either move across projects in restoration and community engagement or focus on areas of capability/ interest.

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.

Key Activities

  • 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 partners.
  • Work directly alongside senior staff members to gain field-based skills and support delivery of in-field operations in an efficient, practical, and safe manner.
  • Work on country and apply practical land management skills.

About You

The Essentials:

  • A current NSW driver’s licence with own transport to facilitate onsite starts across Greater Western Sydney.
  • Demonstrated field experience in bushland management (conservation maintenance, bush regeneration / revegetation) in either a paid or voluntary capacity. Progress towards a Certificate II/III in Conservation and Land management may be considered in lieu of experience.
  • 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 Working with Children Check (NSW) or Working with Vulnerable People check (ACT) or willingness to obtain this.
  • Willingness and ability to interact with the broader community in a respectful and engaging manner.

The Nice to Haves:

  • Manual driving license and 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 and mapping skills.

What We Offer

  • Flexible approach to work with options for adjusting start and finish times
  • Opportunities for learning and development and internal career progression
  • Wellbeing Days & Greening Australia’s Big Day Off
  • 11.75% Super
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and a cover letter, outlining why you’re the perfect fit for this role, via Seek

Applications close: 5:00PM AEDT Sunday 4th June 2023.

If you’d like to know more or if you would like to request a copy of the PD please contact our People and Culture team via [email protected]

Greening Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment and welcome and encourage applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, the LGBTQIA+ community and candidates of any nationality, age, background, disability and gender identity to apply