We are recruiting – Project Officer – Trails


Exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Officer to join our team for a part-time (3 days per week) fixed term contract (to 30 June 2021) to assist in recreational trail planning for the Great Southern region of Western Australia.

The position is responsible for providing research, project management and administrative support to assist in the implementation of the Great Southern Regional Trails Master Plan.

We are looking for someone who can:

  • Provide high quality project management support (including producing professional project documentation such as project plans, budgets, reports) and resolve and/or escalate any issues related to assigned project milestones
  • Develop a Trail Building Network program to support best practice in trail building activities, including maintaining an online resource hub, develop resources, hold training events
  • Provide secretariat support to the Great Southern Trails Reference Group including preparing agenda, minutes, reports and presentations
  • Assist with development of funding applications

How to Apply

A Job Description, outlining key responsibilities and position requirements, is available by contacting Dr Lenore Lyons, Executive Director.

Closing date: 5 October 2020.


  • Start ASAP
  • Contract position to 30 June 2021 with the possibility of extension subject to funding
  • Salary range $60,000 – $70,000 full-time (pro-rata 0.6FTE) plus 9.5% superannuation dependent on skills and experience
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents only

Skills and experience

To be considered for this role, candidates must clearly address the following selection criteria. If this sounds like you, we would love to work with you, so please apply.

  1. Demonstrated project management skills and experience
  2. Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills
  3. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and consultation skills with an ability to build strong working relationships with stakeholders
  4. Demonstrated strong problem solving and analytical skills and experience
  5. Demonstrated intermediate to advanced IT skills (particularly Microsoft Office Suite) and aptitude for learning other information management systems. Experience with GIS is desirable but not essential.
  6. Ability to organise and prioritise a varied workload, and work under pressure and to tight deadlines.