Jobs and careers at the Soil Conservation Service
Why work for the Soil Conservation Service
At the Soil Conservation Service we pride ourselves in having passionate people who are experienced in protecting and enhancing our natural environment.
Join our team and take the chance to work on fulfilling projects, contribute and learn from some of the best in the environment field.
The NSW Government is continually named one of the best places to work in Australia. We offer an inclusive workplace, and are committed to supporting our employees.
Our flexible work environment allows you to better manage lifestyle and work commitments.
We also offer continued learning and development throughout your career at the Soil Conservation Service.
If you have a ‘can do’ mentality and a passion for actively implementing conservation works and projects, a career with the Soil Conservation Service is waiting for you.
About the Soil Conservation Service
The Soil Conservation Service is a commercial entity within Local Land Services.
We are an environmental consulting and soil conservation business, specialising in:
- land rehabilitation
- river and foreshore stabilisation
- erosion control
- project management
- resource protection.
As a NSW Government employer, we operate in a competitive recruitment environment under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013. We strive for cultural diversity and encourage gender equality.
Interested in finding out more? We advertise our current vacancies on the I Work For NSW recruitment website.
Your career path is ready
There are a wide variety of roles in the Soil Conservation Service which in turn need a wide variety of people, skills and experience.
We have seen many careers started in our organisation through entry level positions such as a Conservation Field Officer. People have joined us with little experience and through training, mentoring and on-the-job experience have formed rewarding careers with in our ranks and beyond.
Our performance development program means you can work with your manager to identify a career path and then build your skills, qualifications and experience to follow it.
Roles in the Soil Conservation Service
There are a range of professions that make up the Soil Conservation Service workforce. While our roles vary, we all work together to deliver for our clients and help improve NSW’s environment. Following is a broad overview of the groups of people in our team
Business performance provide corporate functions to support our on-ground projects. Included are finance, communications, administration and procurement support people who all work together to make sure things are done the right way and projects can roll out seamlessly. People are either state or regionally focused.
Conservation field officers are our on-ground operators and critical to getting things done on the ground. Positions range from entry-level to highly skilled technicians.
Project managers are responsible for managing projects of varying scales. They may or may not have direct reports and can either rely on management or technical skills, or a combination of both.
Coordinators are responsible for coordinating teams to implement work on a broader scale. People and management skills are needed in these positions
Managers are accountable to a region or business area. They manage higher-level issues, competing priorities and take a strategic approach to business.
Our General Manager works closely with the management team to deliver on the Soil Conservation Service strategic vision. They are ultimately responsible for the performance of the organisation.
We also encourage trainees to join us and develop their skills and abilities. A great example is the Hunter Aboriginal Riverkeeper Team, which is helping people develop their skills while making a real difference to our environment.
My career at the Soil Conservation Service started straight from uni as a Conservation Field Officer in 2007. Since then I’ve been fortunate to work in most roles in the business and have great opportunities for training and development. Over the years I was able to take on more challenging projects and senior roles in the organisation.