POSITIONS VACANT: Coordinator and Bush Connect Project Officer

 

The Far South Coast Landcare Association (FSCLA) is a community Landcare peak body with a commitment to improving the local environment and the resilience, health and well-being of the local community. The FSCLA supports over 25 Landcare groups within the Bega and Towamba Valleys and co-ordinates a range of regional environmental and sustainable agriculture projects.

We are looking to recruit two positions but an appropriate applicant with both skill sets could combine the roles to make one fulltime position.  There may also be the possibility to increase hours and extend the contract lengths on both of the positions advertised below pending future funding.

Please be sure to read the relevant Position Description and Selection Criteria document below (there is a separate one for each of the positions).  This document provides guidelines on the application process and list the Selection Criteria that need to be addressed in the application.  Closing date for applications – Midnight Sat 17 April 2021.  Queries can be directed to Jean at mail@fscla.org.au – Please use subject line: Job enquiry

 


Local Landcare Coordinator – BEGA, NSW

Part-time at 3 to 3.5 days/wk. Contract until July 2023

The FSCLA is looking to employ a dynamic, community minded individual with a passion for improving the local environment to build regional Landcare capacity, engage and support Landcare groups and network and build partnerships with stakeholders. 

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate strong communication and networking skills, a broad knowledge of NRM, as well as skills in project management, workshop delivery and grant writing.

 


Landcare Project Officer – Bush Connect – BEGA, NSW

Part-time at 2 days/wk. Contract until July 2023.  Flexible work hours. 

The FSCLA is looking to employ a Project Officer to implement the Bush Connect program and a small farm forestry trial program.  The successful applicant will be working directly with landholders, Landcare groups, council and re-vegetation contractors to implement projects that connect local coastal forests with the escarpment and explore farm forestry opportunities.  The skillset required includes: strong project management and reporting skills, demonstrated experience in native revegetation, an ability to network and engage with landholders and project stakeholders.


POSITION DESCRIPTION AND SELECTION CRITERIA  FOR Local Landcare Coordinator

 

Position title: Local Landcare Coordinator
Employer: Far South Coast Landcare Association (FSCLA)
Location: BEGA NSW
Classification/Tenure: Temporary part-time position (3 to 3.5 days/wk), until 30th July 2023.
Remuneration: Hour rate of $40/hour, plus superannuation and leave entitlements.  Flexible work hours.
Organisation profile: Far South Coast Landcare Association is a volunteer non-government organisation that supports local groups and individuals working to improve our land and water resources. Our vision is to have resilient and biodiverse landscapes in the Far South Coast.
Position/role objectives: The Local Landcare Coordinator (LLC) will work with FSCLA and our funding partners, to:

  • support local Landcare groups and community engagement
  • deliver programs with Local Land Services, Biodiversity Conservation Trust, Bega Valley Shire Council and other organisations which deliver on-ground NRM and workshop based engagement and education in line with regional and state strategies.
  • improve the program’s financial sustainability and long-term viability by applying for grants
  • The LLC will also participate in and contribute to a regional and state Landcare “Community of Practice”.
Reporting/supervision arrangements: Position reports to and is supervised by the FSCLA Committee.

The Coordinator will be responsible for monitoring, evaluating and reporting on LLC activities to the 3 major funding partners

Competencies:
  • is proactive with a community-minded attitude;
  • has excellent networking and people skills;
  • has good facilitation, coordination, administration and computing skills;
  • has a strong interest in and commitment to local environmental and agricultural land management issues.
  • can manage their workload and reporting requirements effectively;
  • is flexible about their working hours over the period of employment;
  • has a current drivers licence and access to an appropriate vehicle.
Selection criterion: Please address each of the following criteria as a short separate paragraph:

  1. Experience and sound understanding in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Sustainable Agriculture or similar.
  2. Demonstrated well-developed written and oral communication skills, including competence in grant and report writing as well as the use of Word, Excel, email and the Internet.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work with and develop community groups, including group facilitation, action planning and mediation skills.
  4. Skills in design and facilitation of education workshops and field days targeting community groups and landholders.
  5. Proven expertise in project planning and management; including the ability to work with minimum supervision, use initiative and function as part of a team or network.
  6. Proven ability to build partnerships with government agencies, non-government agencies, community groups and landholders.
  7. Ability and willingness to work outside office hours to contact landholders and attend community group meetings.
  8. Current drivers licence and access to an appropriate vehicle.
Additional Information: FSCLA is an equal opportunity employer, with employment under the organisation’s Standard Employment Agreement or as negotiated.

Attendance at meetings outside of normal work hours may be required. Travel around the region and infrequent travel and overnight stays intra state will be required.

You will be required to use your own vehicle for work purposes, and provide us with copies of comprehensive or at least Third Party Property insurance for your vehicle.  Vehicle use will be reimbursed on a per kilometre basis

Applying for the position: To apply, please provide the following:

1. Brief covering letter, outlining why you seek this position (1 page )

2. Your current CV/resume (2 pages maximum).

3. Your claims against each of the selection criteria (3 pages maximum)

4. Contact details for two referees, which should include a current or recent employer or supervisor.

5. Applications to be emailed to: mail@fscla.org.au  with the subject line: Job Application: Coordinator

Closing date: Applications must be received by midnight Saturday 17th April

This Landcare Coordinator Initiative is funded by the NSW Government (through the partnership of Local Land Services and Landcare NSW), Bega Valley Shire Council and the Biodiversity Conservation Trust.

 

Position Description and Selection Criteria  for Bush Connect Project Officer

Position title: Bush Connect Project Officer – Part-time
Employer: Far South Coast Landcare Association (FSCLA)
Location: BEGA NSW
Classification / Tenure: Temporary part-time (15hrs/week).  Until 30th July 2023.
Remuneration: Hour rate of $40/hour, plus superannuation and leave entitlements.
Organisation profile: Far South Coast Landcare Association is a volunteer non-government organisation that supports local groups and individuals working to improve our land and water resources. Our vision is to have resilient and biodiverse landscapes in the Far South Coast.
Position/role objectives: Activity

  1. Work directly with landholders and Landcare groups to implement revegetation and ecological restoration projects within the Bega Valley
  2. Encourage and support participating landholders to complete and maintain quality project site works.
  3. Project manage all aspects of the program including engaging and overseeing including revegetation contractors, nurseries and fencing contractors and suppliers, and reporting on project progress to project steering group and funding body.
  4. Work with local community and industry partners to develop farm forestry trials at two sites within the Towamba Valley and facilitate field days to promote outcomes
  5. Identify opportunities to continue or expand revegetation activities to enhance outcomes of existing restoration projects
Reporting/supervision arrangements: The project officer will report to a Project Steering Committee.

The project officer will work as part of the FSCLA team, which comprises volunteers and paid staff working on other projects

Competencies:
  • Strong understanding of local NRM issues and revegetation and ecological restoration.
  • Good communication, coordination, administration, reporting and computing skills;
  • Ability to  manage workload effectively;
  • Flexible about working hours over the period of employment;
Selection criterion: Please address each of the following criteria separately:

  1. Experience in and sound understanding of NRM, Environmental Science, Sustainable Agriculture or similar.
  2. Demonstrated well-developed written and oral communication skills, including strong report writing skills.
  3. Proven expertise in project management, planning, record keeping and logistics management.
  4. Experience in and/or understanding of native revegetation design and implementation.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work with landholders, stakeholders and community groups.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision, use initiative and work as part of a team or network.
  7. Current drivers licence and access to an appropriate vehicle.
Additional Information: FSCLA is an equal opportunity employer, with employment under the organisation’s standard employment agreement or as negotiated.    Attendance at meetings outside of normal work hours will be required.  You will be required to use your own vehicle for work purposes, and provide us with copies of comprehensive or at least Third Party Property insurance for your vehicle.  Vehicle use will be reimbursed on a per kilometer basis
Applying for the position: To apply, please provide the following:

1. Brief covering letter, outlining why you seek this position (1 page )

2. Your current CV/resume (2 pages maximum).

3. Your claims against each of the selection criteria (4 pages maximum)

4. Contact details for two referees, which should include a current or recent employer or supervisor.

5. Applications to be emailed to: mail@fscla.org.au with the subject line: Job Application: Bush Connect 

Closing date: Applications must be received by midnight Saturday 17th April