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Sustainable Industries Officer

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Sustainable Industries Officer position at Cape York NRM. This is a fixed-term full-time position until 30 July 2023 (with possible extension). Ideally, the position will be based from our Cooktown office.

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 Monday 3 February 2020 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 mobile 0429 007 954. It is anticipated that interviews will be conducted during the week of Monday 10 February 2020.

For further information on this position, please direct enquiries to Michael Goddard on mobile 0498 760 022 or email All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Position Sustainable Industries Officer
Reports to Sustainable Industries and Water Quality Manager
Works with Sustainable Industries and Water Quality Team
Location Cooktown 
Employment Terms Fixed-term until 30 June 2023 (with possible extension)
Classification Level 2.3
Salary Range The salary package range from 1 July 2019 is $77,752 - $84,161 per annum full-time equivalent (includes annual leave plus 17.5% annual leave loading and super guarantee)

Position Purpose

This position will work with Cape York region farmers, graziers and peak industry bodies (with a focus on the Lakeland agricultural area and the north western Cape) to improve the sustainability and productivity of farming systems and improve the condition of natural resources.

A key focus area is on improving Great Barrier Reef water quality through encouraging and documenting voluntary improvement in soil, nutrient and pesticide management, Water use efficiency and targeted pest and weed management are also focus areas.

This position supports the collection and provision of Paddock to Reef management practice data to the annual Paddock to Reef Report card processes.

Guidance and assistance will be provided by specialist operations staff members (including the Sustainable Industries and Water Quality Manager - and Regional Land Care Facilitator).


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.