First listed on: 03 October 2019

Trainee Vegetation Management (Identified)

When life speeds up and becomes more complicated we yearn for simple things, like time, a sense of connection, stability, belonging to a community. We’ve had a good close up look and reckon that this is what Clarence Valley can deliver to your life and your family.

So, if you want what others have - that’s great. But just maybe we’re what you need.

Either way it really can’t hurt to check what living in the Clarence is all about.... right! 

Clarence Valley Council has reputation in the community for providing quality service and this is a credit to the teamwork, dedication and skill of our employees. We value our employees and provide a progressive, rewarding and flexible working environment. 

So... come join us in the Clarence Valley where we work, rest & play!

Checkout about living in the Clarence Valley here.

What you need to know...

  • temporary full time - 76 hours per fortnight
  • location - Townsend
  • full payment of course fees
  • following the period of the traineeship, the trainee may be considered for the permanent position of Weed Control Operator

About the role

CVC Natural Resource Management team currently have a vacancy for a trainee (identified position) dedicated to improving the biodiversity values of the Clarence Valley.  This role works within a team of 3 staff responsible for delivering on ground actions in Bush Regeneration such as weed control and habitat restoration works across the valley.  The main emphasis of work will be implementing our Vegetation Management Plans along our beautiful Clarence Coast reserves – you just need a willingness to learn and a passion for the environment, as well as an opportunity to be working on Country.

This is an Identified position, working as a Career Path Trainee with on the job training and the opportunity to progress into a Weed Control Operator position in Council.  

The role will involve:

  • undertaking hands-on weed control duties using herbicides and physical techniques
  • working in a team  and with volunteers in isolated bushland environments
  • undertaking tree planting and operating small equipment (brushcutters, chainsaws)
  • undertaking study on the job in Conservation and Land Management through TAFE

Download the position description here.


Tony Sullivan, Senior Natural Resource Management Officer (Vegetation Management) on (02) 6641 7243.

Closing date

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 at 11.30 pm (NSW time) daylight saving time.

Other important information

This position is located at Council's Townsend Depot, however, this may change should business needs identify other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in the future.

Candidates must be eligible for a Government funded traineeship. Please ensure the traineeship/apprenticeship eligibility form is completed or your application will not be considered. Download the traineeship/apprenticeship eligibility form here.

Following the period of the traineeship, the trainee may be considered for the permanent position of Weed Control Operator, subject to meeting the required eligibility criteria.

Council applies the definition of Aboriginality as defined in the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983. The Act requires a person to, be of Aboriginal decent, identify as an Aboriginal person and be accepted by the Aboriginal community in which he/she lives. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants must demonstrate Aboriginality in addition to addressing the selection criterion.

Applicants can demonstrate their Aboriginality by:

  • demonstrating membership of a Local Aboriginal Land Council; or
  • presenting a certificate or paper confirming Aboriginality from a recognised Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community organisation with a common seal.

A probation period applies to this position.

How to apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online via Council's website
  • Once you start your online application you cannot save and return later. 
  • You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document, and then copy and paste into the fields below.
  • Attachments such as certificates and licences must be combined into one document before you attach them to your application.
  • You must use your own email address and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with Council.
  • For further information about the selection process including tips on how to address the selection criteria please refer to the Careers page on the Clarence Valley Council website. 

For this application you will be required to supply relevant certificates and licences

Council is an EEO employer and indigenous people are encouraged to apply.

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