GIS and Information Management Officer

Mount Isa, Queensland
Full Time – Ongoing
Salary ranged between $65,144 – $85,473 plus benefits

The GIS Officer will provide support to Southern Gulf NRM staff and community groups for the development and production of spatial, educational and reporting information, such as catchment, sub-catchment and property maps and other documents.


  • Perform GIS activities and operate and maintain computer-based systems in the collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of information in a range of natural resource spatial information and monitoring systems crucial to Southern Gulf NRM’s ongoing planning processes.
  • Develop and produce spatial, educational and reporting information, as required, such as regional, sub-catchment and property maps and other documents using aerial photography, satellite imagery and other information forms.
  • Work as part of the Southern Gulf N RM Team to support a range of sustainable agriculture and environmental management projects.
  • Support information management and GIS initiatives throughout the region (especially in collaboration with other Regional NRM Bodies, local government and State Agencies)through the supervision and coordination of the licensing, collation, data entry, storage, interpretation, access to and dissemination of natural resource spatial information and monitoring data and information (in a range of formats).
  • Provide education, training and technical advice to GIS and Southern Gulf NRM and other staff that will enhance skills, productivity and confidence relating to the utilisation and applications of GIS software, spatial data and other information systems.
  • Actively participate and cooperate in the implementation of the Regional NRM Plan.
  • Provide advice to GIS and Southern Gulf NRM staff about, and encourage respect for, copyright and data/software licensing agreements throughout the region.
  • Maintain an awareness of new technologies and pursue opportunities to widen the use of GIS.
  • Reporting to the Program Manager Sustainable Land Management for achievement of project outcomes and for day to day work-plan implementation.
 Appointment to the position will be based on the following selection criteria.

  1. Demonstrated high-level ability to utilise Geographic Information Systems (particularly ArcView) and relational databases in the design, development and delivery of natural resource information to meet specific needs.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of the application of a range of remote sensing techniques and modelling methodologies to natural resource management.
  3. Demonstrated ability to operate and maintain computer network operations, computing equipment and software technology associated with the practical application of GIS. Additional network administration skills would also be highly desirable.
  4. Demonstrated skills in contemporary communication methods and reporting within both technical and administrative frameworks.
  5. Demonstrated ability to maintain high technical standards with attention to detail and possession of good organisational skills which will meet the requirements of quality management and contribute to the timely achievement of goals, in a team environment.

NOTE: Applicants should specifically address each of the selection criteria, as short listing and selection will be based upon these selection criteria.


1. A formal qualification in an applied science field (e.g. Information Technology, GIS, Cartography, Natural Resource Management) or equivalent.
2. A current driver’s license.
3. Advanced proficiency in the use of Word, Excel, database systems, ArcView, email and the Internet.


  •  Attendance at meetings outside of normal work hours will be required.
  • Frequent travel and over-night stays around the region.
  • Southern Gulf NRM is an equal opportunity employer, with employment under the Southern Gulf NRM’s standard employment agreement or as negotiated.
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.