Work at SG NRM - Southern Gulf Natural Resource Management
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Work at SG NRM


NRM Project Officer
Mount Isa, Queensland

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.

The four goals of our regional NRM plan are: Building Strong NRM Communities; Growing Regional Prosperity; Securing Landscape Resilience; Sustaining our Natural and Cultural Environment. We design and deliver natural resource management projects to address these goals.

We are seeking an energetic and versatile NRM Project Officer to join our team and lead the development and delivery of natural resource management projects. Your work will involve extensive travel in the stunning outback landscapes of the region.

The successful applicant will have professional qualifications and/or substantial equivalent experience in agriculture or environmental science. They will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the principles of natural resource management and will have expertise in one or more NRM-related technical disciplines relevant to the Southern Gulf region. Project development and management, extension and engagement skills, and networking and partnership development are also very important attributes for success in the role.

This is a challenging and rewarding role for someone committed to a sustainable future for the iconic landscapes and communities of our region.

To apply for the role, please email your Resume and a covering letter of up to three pages outlining how you satisfy the key selection criteria (found in the Position Description) to [email protected]

For a copy of the Position Description click on the below link for the full position description:

Southern Gulf NRM Project Officer Position Description

The closing date is 8.00am Monday 29 April 2019.


No vacancy available, for the Board of Directors of Southern Gulf NRM Ltd

Previously applications were invited from suitably qualified persons to join the Board of Directors of  Southern Gulf NRM.  The Board vacancy was open from Oct 23 until Nov 3, 2017. The announcement of the successful applicant will be made by the Standing Independent Selection Panel (SISP) in accordance with section 39 of the company constitution.


Working at Southern Gulf NRM

Southern Gulf NRM offers attractive working conditions.  Staff have access to all the space and facilities they need in our recently fitted-out offices.

Some of the benefits enjoyed by Southern Gulf NRM employees are:

  • Rent assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Five weeks annual leave
  • Flexible working hours
  • A smoke-free work environment

Southern Gulf NRM is committed to workplace health and safety.  Staff are expected to strictly adhere to all relevant policies and procedures.

Southern Gulf NRM staff are required to demonstrate Indigenous cultural awareness through either prior learning or training provided by Southern Gulf NRM.


Although you will need to travel widely across the Southern Gulf region, home base is Mount Isa.

Mount Isa is a modern city that has developed over 100 years on the back of the mining industry.  With a population of around 22,000, Mount Isa offers a diverse range of services, retail, cultural experiences and sporting opportunities.  With a friendly, self-sufficient community well used to welcoming newcomers, it should not take any new starter long to fit in.  Events like the world-famous Mount Isa Rodeo and the Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic provide a focus for the community.

A feature of the Mount Isa landscape is nearby Lake Moondarra.  Famous for fishing and water sports, Lake Moondarra is also recognised as a nationally important wetland, habitat for many bird species.  Further afield is Boodjamulla National Park and Lawn Hill Gorge, and the World Heritage listed Riversleigh fossil site.  There are ample touring and camping opportunities throughout the region.

There is no denying that Mount Isa can be hot in the months leading up to Christmas.  Air conditioning at work and at home provides respite.  The reward follows when the wet season brings spectacular cloud formation, gusty winds and drenching rain.  The landscape turns green and the creeks fill up, refreshing us all.  The mid-year brings bright, warm, sunny days after crisp clear mornings.

Getting to and from Mount Isa is easy.  The city is only two hours flight time from Brisbane and is serviced by three direct return jet flights on most days.  There are also flights to Cairns and Townsville and other regional airports.  Sealed highways link Mount Isa with Townsville, South East Queensland via Longreach and Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.