Current Vacancies

Career Opportunities in Biosecurity

New England Weeds Authority (NEWA) offers a number of exciting career opportunities for people who want to join our team of dedicated and talented staff.

Positions currently available include:

We offer competitive salaries and leave provisions, rostered day off arrangements, extensive training and qualifications,10.5% superannuation and much more.

For further information please go to Should you have any questions please contact the General Manager, Tim Weeks on 0457 330 908 or email Contact Us

Please click on the position below in which you are interested, to view the Job Advertisement, the Position Description and to submit your application.

Position Title

Closing Date for Application

Team Leader Weeds Control

11:30pm 22 August 2022

Weeds Spray Operator

11:30pm 22 August 2022

Project Officer Biosecurity

11:30pm 22 August 2022

Finance and Administration Officer

11:30pm 22 August 2022

Why work for the New England Weed Authority?

The New England County Council, trading as the New England Weeds Authority (NEWA), is a single purpose County Council focussed on Weed Biosecurity, including the inspection, control, eradication, charting and reporting of weed infestations.  You will be working with like-minded colleagues who share the same education and experience and, like you, are focussed upon the protection and wellbeing of the rural environment and its economic prosperity. 

NEWA is headquartered in Armidale and is currently building a new, multi-million dollar office and depot complex, offering the latest in all terrain equipment for use in both rural and riverside environments together with sophisticated technical support equipment and computer technology, such as amphibious vehicles and drones.

The city of Armidale offers a long-established university, and a number of fine independent and public schools transforming it from a rural town to a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city and regional centre.  Armidale has a full suite of community services and a myriad of recreational parks and sporting facilities.

To help you build a secure future with NEWA, we offer:

  • competitive salaries including annual increments
  • overtime (where applicable)
  • training and paid study assistance
  • corporate uniforms and tools of trade, including a mobile phone, notebook computer and access to technology such as drone aircraft.
  • Flexible work arrangements can offer 8 or 9 day fortnights, full and part time working and flexitime working to fit in with family commitments (by negotiation).

NEWA appreciates the importance of a healthy work-life balance. Achieving balance in your life is vital to being a productive and happy employee. Whether you want to spend more time with family, train for a marathon or pursue a sport or hobby, you can seek work arrangement to keep your life on-track.

Council further supports families with maternity and paternity leave and unpaid parental leave periods for permanent employees. Flexible working hours for mums and dads raising young families can also be negotiated.

How to apply for a Job at NEWA?

You application, which must include a copy of your up-to-date resume, a covering letter along with your written application and any specific information requested in the job advertisement should be emailed to – Contact Us by the closing date and time.

What is the selection process?

  • Your resume and covering letter will be assessed by a panel in accordance with the key accountabilities and essential requirements listed in the Position Description. Contact details of at least two referees who have supervised your work in the recent past should also be provided.
  • Suitable candidates may be requested to attend an interview, meeting with the panel and answering a series of pre-determined questions and scenarios. Travel expenses dependent on your location may be reimbursed.
  • The successful candidate will be advised and employment details, including a commencement date will be discussed and agreed.
  • A formal letter of appointment will be provided for acceptance.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo a police check and health assessment.
  • Unsuccessful candidates will be advised accordingly.

Should you require further information, please email your question(s) to Contact Us.

NEWA is an EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.