Rangelands Officer

Location: Rangelands
Job Code: 960
# of openings: 1

Description

We offer

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Air-conditioned accommodation
  • Development and training

 

Who

We are looking to share the Australian experience and require employees from a diverse range of backgrounds with a variety of skills, talents and aspirations, and a strong work ethic to join us.

Our environmental assets are of international significance and you will be working in wide open spaces as well as within a team environment.

 

Our site

You would be based on one of our Northern Territory Cattle Stations on the Barkly Tablelands.

Details of the property location along with where it is aligned in the organisation can be found on the  properties  page on our web site.

 

Duties & Responsibilities 

Day to day duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide technical services to support the precision management of pastures and the development of grazing strategies to optimise sustainable production and improve land condition.
  • Undertake field activities including pasture, environment and production monitoring, forage budgeting, weed management and other rangelands management activities
  • Provide GIS and reporting services that improve the understanding of the landscape and production systems to support business decision making.
  • Develop strong relationships, both internally and externally to ensure that environmental requirements are fit for purpose and aligned to AACo’s strategic objectives and desired outcomes.
  • Engage with the pastoral production team to build strong and effective relationships and provide advice to develop sustainable rangelands management solutions.
  • Contribute to innovation, research and development relating to continuous improvement in sustainable production
  • Contribute to the company’s corporate and social responsibility profile
  • Take a proactive role in relevant community and industry organisations and appropriately representing the company view in relevant forums.

 

Requirements

We are looking for the right person to join our team:

  • A genuine passion for sustainable production, an interest in exploring and learning more about our rangelands and a desire  to contribute to making a difference to the way we produce our food. 
  • Degree in Agricultural Science, Natural Resource Management or equivalent
  • Demonstrated knowledge of natural resource management and environmental issues related to the pastoral industry including managing pasture and land condition, weeds, biodiversity, soil health and erosion
  • Sound knowledge of the production and market issues in the cattle industry
  • Ability to effectively engage, influence and build the NRM skills of land managers
  • Excellent organisational skills overseeing day to day planning, as well as project management, within a logistically busy and diverse environment
  • Confidence with technology ensuring it drives innovation and efficiency throughout the business
  • The ability to roll up your sleeves, and work with the other members of the Rangelands Team and an enthusiasm to  grow a new career within our Rangelands Team
  • Current manual drivers licence is essential
  • 4WDing experience is desired
  • Be prepared to travel and to live and work in a remote location

 

Physical demands

  • This job can be physically strenuous (demanding) from time to time. You will be expected to be able to walk, climb, bend, kneel, lift, grip, grasp, push and pull various tools and equipment. You will need the ability to frequently lift, push and pull from 10–20kgs and occasionally more. 
  • You will be required to wear personal protective equipment, including hats, gloves, safety glasses, covered shoes, and respiratory protection and ear protection as appropriate.
  • This job requires the ability to comprehend written and oral operational and safety instructions and related rules, policies and memos, and to communicate clearly with your co-workers and supervisors.

 

Working environment

This is a physical job that includes both indoor and outdoor work in all types of weather and temperature environments.

 

Accommodation

Air-conditioned accommodation

 

Start date 

Immediate start available.

  

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