Grazing Land Management NRM Officer

Mount Isa or Cloncurry, Queensland
Full Time – Ongoing
Salary ranged between $64,435 – $80,554 plus benefits

The Grazing Land Management Officer develops and implements projects that support the implementation of the Southern Gulf NRM Plan. The initial focus of this position will be on the establishment and implementation of property plans, land condition monitoring system; implementation of post-flood disaster recovery projects and delivery of extension and on ground works projects across the region.


  • Manage natural resource management projects including responsibility for aspects such as building relationships with landholders, site assessments, operational planning, works supervision, budget management, stakeholder management, monitoring, and evaluation and
  • Build and maintain productive partnerships with the pastoral industry, community groups, government agencies, project investors and Traditional Owners in the development and delivery of extension advice, education activities and projects.
  • Identify potential project funding opportunities and under direction, develop and submit applications for funding from Government, philanthropic and corporate sources in support of natural resource management in the region.
  • Maintain a professional awareness of developments in policy and land management practices and provide advice and analysis of emerging issues and opportunities for consideration by Southern Gulf NRM management and the Board on natural resource management issues relevant to the Southern Gulf region.
  • Contribute to the success of Southern Gulf NRM team through positive and flexible contributions to the management and administration of the organisation.
 Appointment to the position will be based on the following selection criteria.

  1. Tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent experience in Agricultural or Environmental Science or related disciplines.
  2. Demonstrated sound scientific/technical knowledge of concepts, principles and procedures relevant to specific aspects of natural resource management, specifically grazing land management.
  3. Demonstrated experience in agricultural industry extension principles and practices and in successfully engaging with and providing capacity building activities for the agricultural and land management sectors.
  4. High level organisational skills to coordinate multiple projects and time management to meet conflicting deadlines.
  5. High level of written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate complex concepts to a wide range of audiences and utilising appropriate technology and social media.
  6. Proven initiative and demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as an effective team member, meet deadlines and establish work priorities and achieve quality outcomes.
  7. Demonstrated ability to develop and document innovative projects, identify and seek funding opportunities and to set and deliver specific objectives in collaboration with partners and stakeholders.
  8. A sound understanding of demonstrated application of monitoring and evaluation principles and practice. Experience in the use of on-line MERI systems is desirable.
  9. Demonstrated experience relevant to natural resource management in a remote, rangelands region would be highly desirable.
To apply for the position, you must submit:
  1. Your curriculum vitae
  2. A covering letter addressing the selection criteria (3 pages maximum)
  3. The names and contact details of at least two referees (these will not be contacted without prior advice)
Closing date is 8.00am, Monday 11 October 2021. Applications for this position should be marked “Private and Confidential” and be emailed to or mailed to:

Program Coordinator
Southern Gulf NRM Ltd
PO Box 2211
Mount Isa Qld 4825

For further information regarding this position, see here for the full position description.  Alternatively,  contact Rachel Hoolihan by phone during office hours on (07) 4743 1888 or by email at


Working at Southern Gulf NRM

Southern Gulf NRM offers attractive working conditions. Staff have access to all the 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.

Living in Mount Isa

Mount Isa is a modern city that has developed over 100 years on the back of the ining 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.