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



Southern Gulf NRM is 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.

For a copy of the Position Description, please click on the following link.  If you have any enquiries, please call Rachel Hoolihan on 07 4743 1888.

NRM Project Officer Position Description

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]

The closing date for applications is 8.00am Monday 6 April 2020.

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.