Vacancy Details

Bushland Conservation Officer  

  • From $68,188 per annum including superannuation 
  • Full time | Opportunity for flexible work arrangements  
  • Enjoy the fresh air and a great work/life balance 

About Us 

At Wodonga Council we offer meaningful work and take pride in what we do.  

We are a values driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams who benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation. We recognise the importance of balancing work and life and understand that priorities change with time.   

Want to read more about life in Wodonga or working with Wodonga Council? Click here or visit our website here. 

About the Role 

This role provides ongoing protection, enhancement and maintenance of the Wodonga's environmental reserve network including indigenous plants and animal habitats. This includes undertaking regular monitoring of the reserves, providing information to visitors and regulating visitor behaviour.  

What you will bring 

We are looking for applications showing us that you have: 

  • Certificate I or II in conservation and land management, or equivalent, and demonstrated experience in the maintenance of native vegetation. 
  • Experience with the management of stock animals, and the replacement and repair of farm infrastructure including fences, gates and water troughs. 
  • Ability to use hand and power equipment, such as chainsaws, small pumps, and generators, in the delivery of natural resources management outcomes. 
  • Training and experience in the identification and control of pest plants and animals including significant experience identifying and spraying weeds. 
  • Ability to contribute to the development of systems and processes to facilitate improved environmental outcomes. 
  • Ability to work as part of a team and or independently away from town centre and established facilities. 

If this sounds appealing and you would like to take the step in your career, we’d love to hear from you. 

How to Apply 

Visit our website 

Use the apply button to commence your application. 

To apply applicants will be required to provide two documents;  

  • a cover letter addressing your suitability for the position (see the “What you will bring” section above. Support on how to address this criteria can be found here) and,  
  • a current resume. 

The successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment functional assessment, provide a copy of a National Police Check and Current Drivers Licence prior to commencement. 

Enquiries: Team Leader Parks and Natural Resources - Andrew Griffiths | 0407 150 813 | 


Applications close Thursday 11:59pm, 01 December, 2022

Position Description Below 

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including; 

  • employee health and wellbeing programs,  
  • flexible work arrangements, 
  • learning and development, and 
  • career pathways and opportunities. 

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. 

We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and people from every age, culture and ethnic background. 

If you have special needs that we can address to assist you submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us.