First listed on: 20 October 2018

Natural Areas Supervisor 

Job No: BC1079
Blacktown, NSW

Blacktown City Council is the second largest Council in NSW and a leader in the growth and development of the Western Sydney region. With a population of close to 360,000 and growing to 500,000 Blacktown City Council plays an important role in the delivery of services to the community. Blacktown City Council employs over 2000 staff working across over 40 business lines and provides a wide range of professional opportunities and employee benefits. 

At Blacktown City Council we are proud to be supporters of a wide, diverse community and strive towards building the best council in Australia, achieving this through initiatives such as becoming a White Ribbon accredited Council.

About the Opportunity

  • Permanent full time position 
  • Provide supervision and the day to day operation of the Natural Areas Team 
  • Maintenance of Council's public parks and reserves 
  • Focus on the delivery of bush regeneration and environmental projects coordinated by the team.

We want a highly motivated, appropriately experienced and qualified Supervisor to join the Natural Areas Team. This new position was created to manage the rapidly expanding Natural Areas portfolio with numerous natural assets to maintain, including bushland, wetlands, bio retention systems and councils plant nursery. Opportunities exist for the right person to help shape the future of Council’s Natural Areas network.

You will be responsible for providing effective supervision of staff, monitoring staff performance, and suggesting and implementing improvements to operations. You must have sound knowledge of bush regeneration and horticultural skills, strong leadership qualities and have an ability to train and develop other staff members in reaching set goals.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Tertiary or related qualification in fields such as Bush Regeneration, Conservation and Land Management, Horticultural Science, Natural Resource Management or Environmental Science 
  • Experience with the supervision and management of staff and contractors
  • Demonstrated volunteer coordination and management skills
  • Class C Driver’s Licence
  • Pesticide application accreditation (AQF 3/ Chencert/ Smarttrain).


  • Demonstrated experience working with Bushcare groups. 
  • Demonstrated experience in administering and reporting on environmental grants. 
  • Experience managing budgets and projects 
  • Ability to interpret legislation and policy. 
  • First Aid accreditation

Remuneration and Benefits

The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Blacktown City Council’s Enterprise Agreement.

  • A competitive salary range of $1,423.30 - $1,594.00 (Grade 12) per week will be offered based on qualifications and experience
  • 38 hour working week 
  • Leaseback Vehicle
  • Rostered day off (RDO) each fortnight
  • Employee benefits such as leave entitlements, 9.5% employer superannuation contribution, Fitness Passport and gym membership discounts, and social clubs.

Our Commitment to Safety

Blacktown City Council is committed to safety. We have introduced alcohol and other drug testing at the pre-employment phase, and via a series of random tests, tests where there may be reasonable suspicion and / or post reportable incident testing for Council workers.

Best of luck.

Closing Date: 2 November 2018 
Contact Officer: Justine Clarke on 9839 5901

To apply visit the Council's website

Recent Jobs