Tenders and Positions Vacant

Sustainable Industries Officer

Reports to: Principal Program Manager – Planning and Implementation

Works with: Operations Team - Gully and Grazing Projects Coordinator

Location: Cooktown

Employment term: Fixed-term, full-time (5 days per week) until 30 June 2018 with potential for extension until December 2018

Salary range: From $60,291 to $65,262 per annum full time or from $30.81 to $33.35 per hour (equivalent to Level 2.2).

Position Purpose

This position will work with Cape York region farmers, graziers and peak industry bodies (with a focus on the Lakeland agricultural area) to improve the sustainability and productivity of farming systems and improve the condition of natural resources.

A key focus area is on improving Reef water quality through encouraging and documenting voluntary improvement in soil, nutrient and pesticide management. Water use efficiency and targeted pest and weed management are also focus areas.

This position supports the collection and provision of Paddock to Reef management practice data to the annual paddock to Reef Report card processes. Guidance and assistance will be provided by specialist operations staff members (including the Principal Program Manager - Planning and Implementation and the Gully and Grazing Projects Coordinator).

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