Position Vacant – Biosecurity Weeds Inspector (Full-Time)


About the business

Hawkesbury River County Council is a local government organisation that covers one-third of the Greater Sydney area. Our roles are focused on weed regulation of the Biosecurity Act, landscape weed management, environmental education, and natural resource management.

About the role

You will perform weed inspections, surveillance, and the implementation of the Biosecurity Act 2015 for weeds over an area of 3,800km2. You will utilise a GIS system to assist you in recording information and data. You will work as an Authorised Officer under the Biosecurity Act 2015. You will educate the community about weeds and guide landowners to achieve better land management outcomes. You will record your results and achievement regularly.

Benefits and perks

The area of work covers one-third of Greater Sydney and contains a diversity of landscapes and ecosystems. From the Blue Mountains to the Nepean/ Hawkesbury Rivers, wetlands, and prime agricultural land. You will be joining a passionate and results driven team. You will be provided training in the Biosecurity Act if you do not already possess this. You will be encouraged to attend conferences and take other opportunities to continually grow your skills.

Skills and experience

You will be highly organised, and act at all times with integrity. You will be a solid communicator and possess an exceptional understanding of weed identification, control, and strategy.

You must read the Position Description located here.

You MUST address the following “Essential Criteria” in the Cover Letter of your application:

  • Demonstrated current knowledge of the identification of weeds and integrated weed management techniques.
  • Proven experience with a wide range of weed identification, control strategy, and technique
  • Hold Certificate llI – Conservation & Land Management and/or relevant industry experience or Tertiary qualifications in Environmental, Agricultural Science, Conservation and Land Management.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation/regulations.
  • Can effectively use mobile GIS mapping technology to record weeds, inspections, and control then generate reports as required.
  • Working knowledge of the requirements of the Council’s operational plans.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Proven ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Class C Drivers Licence.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Availability to work flexible working hours including occasional weekends.


Applications close at 5 pm on the 14th of November 2022.

If you have any position related questions please contact Philip Price, HRCC, Biosecurity Weeds Coordinator via weeds@hrcc.nsw.gov.au or 0410 539 446