Southern Gulf NRM is a not-for-profit community-based company responsible for planning and implementation of sustainable Natural Resource Management (NRM) in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria region of North West Queensland.

Programs are delivered collaboratively with a range of stakeholders including all levels of government, industry groups, Traditional Owners, and conservation groups.

JOB TYPE: Full Time (38 hours/week), flexible work options are available.


  • Salary range between $72,902 - $88,823 plus package benefits (listed below)

  • Salary level can be negotiated within this range based on demonstrated skills and experience



The NRM Project Officer develops and implements programs and projects to support the achievement of natural resource management outcomes in the Southern Gulf region based on the Southern Gulf NRM Plan.


  • Assist and manage natural resource management projects including the responsibility for aspects such as site assessments, operational planning, works supervision, budget management, stakeholder management, monitoring & evaluation and reporting.

  • Build and maintain productive partnerships with the pastoral industry, community groups, government agencies, project investors and Traditional Owners in the development and delivery of the NRM plan and projects.

  • Identify potential project funding opportunities and under direction, develop and submit applications for funding from Government, philanthropic and corporate sector in support of natural resource management in the region.


  • This position calls for the ability to take the initiative and work unsupervised as and when required.

  • The position requires a sound general knowledge of the principles of natural resource management, supplemented with one or more specific professional competencies relevant to the Southern Gulf region. These might include soil conservation, grazing land management, pest and weed management, biodiversity management, fire management, communications and community engagement.

  • The position requires travel throughout the region including significant distances on unsealed roads in remote areas. Experience in four-wheel drive operation would be a distinct advantage.


  • Rent assistance of up to $5,200 per annum (pro-rata) is available.

  • Relocation Assistance: Full or partial reimbursement of reasonable relocation expenses is available by agreement.

  • Five (5) weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading is available. Up to 10 days study leave and negotiated financial assistance for approved relevant study pro-rata.

  • Superannuation

  • Vehicle will be provided for work use (Drivers Licence essential for this position)

International applications will not be considered unless evidence is provided of possession of the appropriate visa entitling the applicant to work in Australia. Southern Gulf NRM will not sponsor a visa for international applicants.

To apply for the position, you must submit your CV, a covering letter addressing the selection criteria (3 pages maximum) plus the names and contact details of at least two referees (these will not be contacted without prior advice).

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