Canterbury-Bankstown Council
Environmental Project Officer Catchment Management

Posted: 16 May
Closes: 16 Jun
Bankstown, New South Wales


Here at CBCity
The City of Canterbury Bankstown is one of the largest Council’s in NSW with the most culturally, socially and economically diverse communities in Sydney. We deliver 21 key services such as childcare, waste collection, parks maintenance, libraries, community facilities and aquatic centre's to over 370,000 residents


The Role
We are offering and exciting opportunity to Join the Environmental Sustainability team as a Environmental Projects Officer
This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of the Sustainable Future Unit in developing innovative solutions to improving the water quality in the 3 Catchments of Canterbury Bankstown.
If you have a passion for Catchment Education and Catchment Management, then this is the role for you.
In this role you will develop, implement, maintain and evaluate plans, programs and initiatives that link to Council’s environment, catchment management, water cycle and biodiversity strategies and policies.


*This opportunity will be offered on a permanent full-time basis

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Represent Council in regional catchment management groups and other relevant industry groups.
  • Inspire and facilitate partnerships and action to achieve improved catchment health.
  • Inform, educate and increase community and corporate awareness on catchment management, river health, biodiversity and stormwater management and pollution.
  • Research solutions for complex and priority environmental and catchment management issues.
  • Guide, and empower internal stakeholders to incorporate and link catchment management into business operations and processes.
  • Identify, seek and manage grants and alternate funding sources that align with the relevant strategies, policies and plans.
  • Provide specialist advice to council, state and local governments, industry and community on catchment management.
  • Provide support to the Team Leader Environmental Sustainability; Manager, Sustainable Future and Director, City Future as required.


*For a full list of duties, click here to review the position description.

You will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Management, Science or similar, and/or relevant industry experience supported by environmental sustainability experience.
  • Class ‘C’ Driver’s Licence
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging catchment management issues within Local Government or business with an emphasis on their application to legislation, policy and procedures.
  • Experience in catchment management including research, project development and implementation and promoting sustainability best practice, in an urban context.
  • Proven skills in project management including planning, establishing priorities, evaluation and allocation and management of resources and budget.
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams with internal and external stakeholders.
  • High level communication, interpersonal skills and public presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in report writing including ability to measure, evaluate and meet reporting requirements.
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Ability to work in a flexible environment, including weekends, and evenings.


The salary range for this opportunity commences at $87,786 (Grade G, Step 1) + 11% super. Salary may be negotiable dependent on skills and experience.
Click here to access salary information for all steps within the designated Grade


Whats on offer?

  • An Attractive Remuneration Package.
  • Embrace a better work-life balance with our Accrued Time Off program, designed to prioritise your well-being and help you manage the balance between your personal and professional life.
  • Permanent Full-time position with Local Government conditions such as long service leave after 5 years, annual salary increases and generous parental leave options.
  • Contribute to making a positive impact on our community. 
  • An investment in your professional growth, fostering continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Access to our employee Health and Wellbeing Programs.


For more information, please contact David Lowery at

How to Apply 
You will need to submit your application via the ‘Apply Now’ button and create a login using your email address and upload a:

  • Resume; and
  • Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria within the position description and explaining your suitability for the role.

Applications close on Sunday, 2 June 2024.

CBCity is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We want our workplace to reflect the diverse community we serve. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, experiences and abilities; this includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, the LGBTQIA+ community and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

If you require support with your application and throughout the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Management Team at

Successful applicants may be required to undertake a Criminal History Check, Medical and/or Working with Children Check in accordance with the position.   

Applicants must hold an Australian citizenship, permanent residency, or possess a valid work permit/visa with full unrestricted working rights to be eligible.