First listed on: 28 June 2022

Are you enthusiastic about making a positive impact in the Hills and Fleurieu region?
Would you enjoy collaborating with land managers to care for land, water and nature?
We’d love to hear from you!

The Opportunity
The Water Project Officer will work in a dynamic team assisting with the delivery of programs and projects that align with the Water Focus Areas of the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Plan 2021-26. Current projects include working with stakeholders and community on the reviews of the Eastern and Western Mt Lofty Ranges Water Allocation Plans, and supporting land managers across the region with water-affecting activities and on-farm water management planning.
The Water Project Officer will be responsible for project management, assessment, monitoring, community engagement, communications and reporting.

About Us
The Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board is one of nine regional boards in South Australia, including a metropolitan board called Green Adelaide, that support their local communities to manage soils, water, pests, and biodiversity. These boards invest landscape levies into regional priority issues as well as leveraging Australian Government funding towards managing and protecting our productive and natural landscapes. More information can be found here.

Our people are local experts and connectors. We are passionate about our work, and understand the need for urgent and ambitious action to overcome the challenges facing our landscapes. We walk together with First Nations people, landholders and the broader community to care for land, water and nature into the future.

At the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board, we offer our employees challenging and rewarding work with flexible working arrangements and opportunities for learning and development.

Special Conditions

  • Successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a National Police Check (NPC) prior to being made an offer of employment.
  • Australian residency or current works permit is required (responsibility of applicant to provide evidence of a current work permit).


  • Contract for 2 years, full-time, 37.5 hours per week.
  • Desirable Qualifications: Tertiary qualification in Science, Natural Resources, Environmental Management, Agriculture, Community Development, Planning or equivalent.
  • A current class “C” driver’s licence, and willingness to drive, is essential.
  • Some out of hours work, intrastate travel involving overnight absences from home or out of normal office hours is required as part of the position.
  • You acknowledge your work, health and safety obligations and our expectations.

Remuneration: $82,042 - $91,245 per annum (ASO5).

For further information including a copy of the role description, please visit and search for vacancy number 491520

Paul Wainwright
Team Leader Water Resources
Phone: 0429 678 475

Application Instructions:
Applicants must apply through I Work for SA and submit a current CV and letter of application (maximum 3 pages), addressing the Elements of the Core Competencies and the Technical, Professional/Knowledge and Experience sections within the Role
Description. Please refer to the Applicant Guidelines for guidance.

Applicants are to submit a completed Pre-Employment Declaration as part of their application.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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