Castle Hill
Reference: 4528016
  • Norwest Business Park Location
  • Modern Office
  • Attractive Remuneration

An opportunity exists for a motivated and engaging individual to join our Environment and Health Team.

The Hills Shire Council is customer focused, performance driven and one of the most financially stable councils in NSW. We encourage innovation and continuous improvement to deliver quality services and infrastructure to our community.


Here at The Hills Shire Council we are looking for someone who has a CAN DO attitude, takes initiative and works collaboratively with their team.


You will be required to assess development and subdivision applications with respect to biodiversity under relevant legislation. You will be required to provide advice to customers consistent with legislations and act as Council’s expert in Court. Prepare standards, codes and fact sheets on Biodiversity. Develop Biodiversity strategies and investigate complaints in accordance with Council Polices, standards and legislation.


  • Relevant degree in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Management, or similar
  • (Senior) Accreditation as a Biodiversity Assessment Method Assessor
  • Experience in ecological survey techniques, including plant and vegetation community identification and various fauna survey methods
  • Working knowledge of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, Local Government Act, Biodiversity Conservation Act and Planning for Bushfire Protection Guidelines
  • Experience in dealing with customers with an ability to deal with and solve protracted enquiries
  • GIS skills
  • Current Class C Motor Vehicle Driver Licence

This is a permanent full-time role Position No. S0836

Officer Salary Range: $78,479 – $83,685 pa OR Senior Officer Salary Range: $93,099 – $97,701 pa + Superannuation + Council Leaseback Vehicle

Preferred candidates for this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical including a drug and alcohol screening.

To apply, visit Council’s website and submit your on-line application by 5pm on Tuesday 5th February 2019. For further information please refer to the Role Statement.

Council is committed to providing a safe, accessible and inclusive workplace for all. If you require additional support or any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the application process.

Recruitment Agencies: The Hills Shire Council does recruitment in-house and therefore does not accept unsolicited resumes or appreciate unsolicited calls from recruitment agencies.

Applications Close: 05 Feb 2019