Job vacancy: Invasive Species & Compliance Manager

The Kangaroo Island (KI) Landscape Board is currently seeking someone for the role of:

Invasive Species & Compliance Manager

Job Description:

The Invasive Species, and Compliance Unit Manager, is a pivotal role in managing invasive animal and plant programs for the Kangaroo Island Landscape Board (the Board). The Invasive Species and Compliance Unit Manager leads a small Unit that delivers and supports the Board’s objectives around feral animal management; management of declared animals, control programs for priority weeds, compliance and engagement to support landholders to meet their legislative obligations under the Landscape SA Act 2019.

The role will support private landholder engagement and the development of compliance strategies to assist and ensure that landholders are informed and enabled to meet their legislative responsibilities. These responsibilities primarily relate to pest plant and animal management however, may extend to other program areas.
Key outcomes include:
  • Staff are supported, managed and led to deliver State and Australian Governmental priorities related to invasive species management.
  • Effective and positive working relationships are developed with key stakeholders and collaborators across the region, including community and volunteer groups, landholders, industry and business, non-government organisations, KI Council, Australian and State government agencies, including KI National Parks and Wildlife Service and Primary Industries and Regions SA.
  • Land managers are supported to better manage their legislative responsibilities relating to declared pest, plants and animals through the provision of timely and informed advice, education and on-ground support.
  • Strategic private landholder engagement and compliance plans are developed which support landholders to understand and deliver against their legislative responsibilities.
  • Monitoring of pest animal and plant program activities and outcomes are in place across all programs to record and demonstrate program delivery; field data is captured and managed effectively.
  • Declared weed control is prioritised according to regional risk assessments and community input.
  • The feral pig eradication program is supported to deliver the final stages of eradication.
  • Effective management and reporting of the Board’s domestic goat and pig permit systems and other declared animal species where required.
  • The Board are well represented through legislative and policy advice, review and submission development relating to pest plant and animal management. Where required, staff are provided with strategic and operational policy support.
  • Staff are empowered to work safely, and are motivated and have sufficient capacity to meet performance goals aligned to their work plans and expected regional delivery outcomes, with continuous growth in standards of professional and technical expertise.
Selection criteria:

Note: each of the below criteria must be addressed when applying for this position.

  • A tertiary qualification or equivalent level of experience in environmental science, natural resources management or similar is required.
  • Demonstrated experience and track record managing direct staff reports with a focus on empowerment and continuous improvement.
  • Has demonstrated experience assimilating and interpreting large amounts of complex information from a number of sources, is able to draw out themes, identify gaps and provide solutions.
  • Has demonstrated experience in writing successful grant submissions.
  • Maintains a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the issues and challenges re APC management practices in rural communities and understands what motivates or constrains community uptake of control actions.
  • Has demonstrated experience in delivering compliance programs, ideally in rural communities.
  • Has experience in the administration and application of legislation, ideally specifically relating to the control and compliance of pest animals and plants.
  • Demonstrated experience in all aspects of project management including planning, HR practice, procurement, contract management and managing complex budgets.
  • Demonstrated experience managing operational teams in respect to Work, Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • Forms and sustains professional networks and strategic relationships with external partners and collaborators at the regional, State and National level.
  • Location: Kingscote, Kangaroo Island
  • Job status: Long Term Contract
  • Hours of work: Fulltime (37.5 hours/week)
How to apply:

To apply for the role please provide a letter of application (maximum three pages) addressing each of the Selection Criteria as outlined above and a current CV (maximum three pages). Apply online with I Work For SA, Vacancy Number 586561

If you'd like to know more then please call or email Will Durack, General Manager, 0427 541 751,

If you can see yourself working with the Kangaroo Island Landscape Board, but don't exactly fit the selection criteria, we’d still be keen to hear from you. We recruit for organisational fit and would be good to have a conversation to understand your skills and experience more fully.

The KI Landscape Board values flexible working arrangements and encourages conversation about how to make the Landscape Board work for you.


ASO6 $97,022-$102,626 per annum

Flexibility statement:

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Applications close:

Sunday 28 April 2024 at 2:30 am

To apply:

For more information, including application requirements and the role description please go to I Work For SA.