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Team Leader Weeds

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Job Ref:  PMC2018115
Employer:  Port Macquarie Hastings Council
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australia (Show on map)

Team Leader Weeds

About the Role

The primary responsibilities of the Invasive Weeds Team Leader is to manage the invasive weeds team on-ground service delivery and to provide expert environmental advice and service to internal and external stakeholders.

Specifically you will be responsible for:

  • Leading the invasive weeds team to deliver on-ground management of weeds within Port Macquarie Hastings Local Government Area;
  • Writing, coordinating, monitoring and reviewing weed control programs for numerous internal Council stakeholders;
  • Manage the delivery of weed control programs on behalf of Council to ensure organisational liabilities are reduced, priorities, goals and objectives are met;
  • Providing expert advice regarding weed identification and ways in which to control weeds;
  • Managing team resources, WHS, work coordination, budgets and performance review of direct report team members

About You 

To be successful in this role you shall require:

  • A Cert II or equivalent in Conservation Land Management.
  • Current chemical accreditation AQF3 equivalent or higher
  • Significant experience in the identification and control of invasive weeds and native plants common to NS
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in both managing and leading a team including workplace health and safety, work coordination and employee performance management
  • Demonstrated ability to manage operations safely in a remote setting
  • Demonstrated ability to budget for, plan, implement, monitor and review a multi-facetted weed control program.


This is a full time, permanent role, with remuneration in the range of $56,438 - $63,506 per annum (depending on skills and experience) plus 9.5% superannuation for a 38 hour week worked in accordance with Council’s Flexible Working Hours Policy. A motor vehicle arrangement for to and from work access will also be available to the successful candidate.

About Council

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is located on the mid north coast of NSW in one of Australia’s fastest growing regions. We have a strong commitment to organisational excellence and community, through our service provision to some 80,000 residents. With an enviable climate, the Hastings region is a premier tourist destination offering a diverse range of lifestyle options that are great for supporting a healthy work life balance. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council was the 2017 winner of the prestigious A R Bluett Memorial award for most progressive and innovative council in NSW.


Please contact Blayne West – Acting Natural Resource Manager on (02) 6581 8560.

Applying for the Position

Before you apply for the job please read the position description and recruitment selection criteria below.

Position Description - Team Leader Weeds

Selection Criteria - Team Leader Weeds

Close Date

All applications must be submitted no later than Sunday 29 July 2018 11:30pm.

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