Position Vacant – Weed Officer Trainee


Weed Officer Trainee (Full Time / Temporary 2 Years)

HRCC is a single purpose weed authority council for the cities of Blacktown, Hawkesbury, The Hills Shire and Penrith. We undertake weed control and inspection tasks across 3,800km2 and work in both land and aquatic environments.

This is a great opportunity for a school leaver or a person looking to change careers to be paid to study. Once complete you will be ready to enter a range of options in the environmental and weeds industry.

We are looking for motivated, reliable and trustworthy participant to become a “Weed Officer Trainee”. The successful applicants will show aptitude for physical outdoor work, an appreciation of and basic understanding of the local environment and keen ability to follow instruction and receive training. At the end of the traineeship you will have completed a TAFE Cert 3 in Natural Area Restoration and be fully qualified to enter the weed control industry in a number of roles. Additionally, you will be trained in all aspects of HRCC weed control operations. Unsuccessful applicants may be placed on an eligibility list for future positions.

Pay range will be between $22,501 to $38,621 + super annually (depending on school level and age) and other entitlements as per the Local Government (State) Award. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested please request a “position description” by calling 4574 9600, emailing council@hrcc.nsw.gov.au  or on our website www.hrcc.nsw.gov.au. All applications for this position must be received by post, hand delivered or emailed by 4:00pm Tuesday 31 Janaury 2023.