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Biodiversity Project Officer

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Biodiversity Project Officer position at Cape York NRM.  This is a full time fixed term position (until 30 July 2023, with possible extension) which is ideally based in our Cooktown Office—or Atherton by negotiation. 

For full position description and to apply, please click directly onto the APPLY button. 

To be considered for this position applications must be submitted online at .  The online application process includes the submission of the following:

  1. Online application form
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume (maximum 5 pages)
  4. A separate document addressing the selection criteria (maximum two pages).  The selection criteria is listed in the attached position description.  Please provide a concise description and examples of how you consider you meet each of the criteria and use headings to clearly show which selection criteria is being addressed.  

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 9 December 2019 and your application must be submitted by 9 am (AEST).  Upon receipt of your application, you will be sent a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours, please contact Denise Hinks on 0429 007 954. It is anticipated that interviews will be conducted during the week of 16 December 2019.

For further information on this position, please email enquiries to Kerri Woodcock (  All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Biodiversity Project Officer_Brief

About the position

We are seeking a highly skilled, motivated practitioner who is passionate about supporting farmers and communities to implement sustainable farming practices, and participate in caring for the land. You will need to be a great communicator with a very broad and keen interest in farming, soil health, biodiversity and vegetation.  Ideally, you will want to live and work remotely in beautiful Cooktown.

This position is responsible for facilitating effective engagement and participation of Cape York people in projects focussed on biodiversity and ecology and improved natural resource management across Cape York. The biodiversity project officer will provide support for landholders on Cape York and will work across tenures and stakeholders to support land managers to improve land management for conservation and production outcomes.

Additional incentive benefits above the salary package are available for employees living and working in Cooktown. 

To apply online or find out more, download the application kit at  

Applications close 9am Monday 9 December 2019.  Interviews week of 16 December 2019 


Online Application

One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx.
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx.
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx.