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Environmental and natural resource officer

Role and key duties

Environmental and natural resources officers focus on pollution and degradation of the environment and their impact on biodiversity and stability. For some roles, knowledge of cultural heritage legislation is necessary.

Duties may include: killing and removal of weeds and unwanted vegetation using minimal disturbance techniques or herbicides; collecting seeds from local native plants; propagating local native plants; replanting native trees, shrubs, grasses and wildflowers; and taking part in pest (e.g. rabbit) eradication programs.

Minimum qualification required

Completion of Year 12 or equivalent (including VCE , VCAL or Certificate II VET sector accreditation).

Recommended qualification

Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management.



Job Family

Agriculture/primary industry
Almost everything we need in life such as food, clothes and energy starts with primary industries. Victoria is Australia"s main producer of mutton, lamb, dairy products and dried vine fruits. The government offers a range of careers in agriculture, fisheries and the forest industries, supporting our agricultural industries.


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