Shoalhaven City Council
Coast & Estuaries Officer

Posted: 15 May
Closes: 05 Jun


  • Salary: $85,501 - $98,211 p.a. plus 11% Super
  • Great team environment managing one of the largest stretch of coastline in NSW
  • Access to Councils Variable Working Hours
About the role
This is a permanent full-time position working 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm) and will be based at Nowra Administration Building.

The advertised salary is based on the grade of the position, comprising 4 steps within the range shown. The starting salary is at Step 1 within the grade. Progression through the salary steps shall be based upon the achievement of performance objectives relating to the position.

Duties Reporting directly to the Lead – Coastal Management, the focus of this position is to:

  • Work as part of a team to meet project milestones as well as deadlines associated with the Shoalhaven coastal management program for the open coasts in accordance with the NSW Coastal Management Act 2016
  • Project manage Coast & Estuary Grants and other in accordance with the Coastal Management Act (2016). This will include the preparation of environmental assessments and associated licences and approvals in order to manage the implementation of contracted works
  • Develop grant applications and comply with associated grant reporting requirements
  • Carry out community consultation and engagement
  • Review existing coastal data and associated information, and provide advice on improving the efficiency of the data and information to a higher standard
  • Provide technical advice on coastal planning matters in relation to proposed developments and land use planning
  • Contribute to strategic planning for estuaries and coastal areas

Skills & Experience

To be successful in the position, you will possess:

  • Completed tertiary qualifications in coastal management, environmental science, environmental/civil/structural engineering, or relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated experience (approx. 1+ years) within a coastal management or project management environment, with working knowledge of the Local Government Act and Coastal Management Act
  • Demonstrated ability to manage grant projects to ensure milestones are achieved on time and within budget and meet project outcomes.
  • Experience in grant funding applications, reporting and management.
  • Experience in the development and application of relevant environmental licences and approvals.
  • Class C Driver’s Licence

About Shoalhaven City CouncilShoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance

We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Remote Working Arrangements
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

How to Apply
You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you. In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website.

  • At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  • Please list the relevant qualifications and experience you hold.
  • Please describe your knowledge of the NSW Coastal Management Act (2016), your experience working with it, or your related experience working in Coastal Management.
  • Briefly describe your experience managing multiple complex grant projects and budgets as well as competing milestones and priorities.

Contact: Nigel Smith – Lead – Coastal Management - 02 4429 5501

Applications Close: Tuesday 4 June 2024 (at Midnight)

Shoalhaven City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

Shoalhaven City Council is a Child Safe Organisation that recognises and advocates for the rights of children and young people and are committed to providing a safe workplace.

When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email.