Field Officer

Job No: 270135
Location: Carnarvon, QLD

  • Fantastic opportunity to work within a leading conservation organisation!
  • Embark on a crucial position and help manage the day-to-day operations of the Carnarvon Station Reserve!
  • Earn an attractive salary circa $68,724 - $83,996 PLUS super, relocation assistance, a modern 2-bedroom house, flexible working arrangements, 20 days personal leave and much MORE!

Bush Heritage

Bush Heritage Australia, an independent, leading conservation not-for-profit, operates to make a very real contribution to the protection of Australia's unique wildlife and it's habitat.

Bush Heritage's vision of Healthy Country protected forever sees the business work where they are needed most: in areas of high conservation value with low levels of protection. With the help of donors, Bush Heritage buy's and manages land, so they can protect our irreplaceable landscapes and our magnificent native species forever.

Currently Bush Heritage owns 37 reserves, and protects and helps to manage 11.3 million hectares of land across the country. Bush Heritage seeks to return the bush to good health, providing habitat for 6,700 native species, including at least 226 threatened species. Two proven approaches underline what Bush Heritage does: carefully selecting, purchasing and managing landscapes of high conservation value; and working in partnership with others, including Traditional Owners to achieve key conservation outcomes.

Your Opportunity

We are now looking for a full-time Field Officer based at Carnarvon Station, QLD.

This role is instrumental in managing the day-to-day operations of the Carnarvon Station Reserve, reporting directly to the Carnarvon Reserve Manager and contributing to the execution of the Reserve Management Plans.

More specifically, your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting land management activities including weed spraying, fire management, and controlling feral animals
  • Implementing soil conservation techniques
  • Complying with health, safety, and environmental policies
  • Managing infrastructure projects such as repairs and maintenance of fences, roads, and buildings
  • Operating and maintaining small plant and equipment
  • Supervising contractors and volunteers, including delivering inductions
  • Participating in both formal and informal training

To read the full position description, please click here.

What You'll Need

To qualify, you will need at least a minimum of 2 years demonstrated experience in rural land management or on-ground natural resource management.

Additionally, the following skills and background will be highly valued:

  • Employment experience in protected area management or the pastoral industry
  • Mechanical skills or experience with earthmoving
  • Computer literacy and proficiency with word processing and email applications
  • First aid certificate
  • Chemical use accreditation ACDC
  • Basic firefighting and chainsaw certificates
  • Firearms license and humane destruction training
  • Tractor, loader, bobcat operation and associated attachments
  • 4WD experience including recovery skills

As our ideal candidate, you will possess the ability to communicate well in both written and oral forms, and demonstrate the capability to work independently as well as part of a team. Your resilience and adaptability, especially in remote and challenging environments, will make you succeed in this role, as well as your commitment to conservation and the values of Bush Heritage.

This is a unique role that combines hands-on practical skills with a passion for environmental conservation, making it ideal for someone who is ready to make a significant impact in a remote setting.

Please note: A manual drivers license is an essential requirement for this role. 


In return for your hard work and dedication you will be rewarded with an attractive salary circa $68,724 - $83,996 PLUS super and additional benefits such as:

  • Great life-work balance: flexible work arrangements with hybrid working.
  • Relocation assistance (for the right candidate)
  • Modern 2-bedroom house with utilities covered
  • Access to 20 days personal leave per year, 10 of these available from commencement if employment. We also offer cultural leave and gender transition leave.
  • Employee Resource Groups and Clubs for women. LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent employees as well as a social group for bird lovers.
  • Professional development activities including access to LinkedIn Learning. 
  • Equitable 12 weeks paid leave to all parents, irrespective of their role as primary or secondary carers. 
  • Remote staff are supported through an education allowance for kids, additional annual leave and possible casual works arrangements for partners. 
  • Access to support and counselling via our Employee Assistance Program and free access to Headspace app.

Don't wait - Apply now and take on a key regional leadership position!

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Bush Heritage Australia, an independent, leading conservation not-for-profit, operates to make a very real contribution to the protection of Australia's unique wildlife and it's habitat.