Drought affected communities are doing it tough.
Despite recent welcome rain in some drought-hit areas like the Barkly, many parts of Australia are still in the grip of drought, which remains an enduring feature of our dry continent.
Meanwhile, communities in North Queensland are still recovering from the devastating floods of 2019.
The National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency was established by Prime Minister Scott Morrison in December 2019 to lead a national response to the drought while continuing to support North Queenslanders recovering from the flood
Prior to December, the Agency led the response to the 2019 North Queensland floods, as the North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency.
The National Drought and Flood Agency has a proven record of putting 'boots on the ground', pulling the right people together and engaging with locals to deliver meaningful, locally-led solutions.
Now they want to recruit someone in the NT to fill those boots.
The Agency head and Coordinator-General for Drought and Flood, Shane Stone said despite recent welcome rain in some areas of Australia, there was still much to be done.
"The drought situation is complex because it varies from region to region, and recovery will not happen overnight. In some cases it will take years. Recovery from the North Queensland 2019 flood is also ongoing. This is why we're now seeking Regional Recovery Officers around Australia to work at a local level," Mr Stone said.
Regional Recovery Officers will engage with impacted individuals, businesses, stakeholders and communities.
They will play a crucial role in connecting communities with the Australian Government's response to drought and flood, while providing localised, on-the-ground advice.
They will need to be well connected in their region, have a good understanding of the local challenges and issues, and be able to work with communities on the best solutions for them.
Successful applicants will also be proactive and resilient, have great communication and engagement skills and a solid understanding of the issues facing rural and regional Australia.
This is a unique opportunity for the right person to make a difference in their region.
To find out more about what it takes to be a Regional Recovery Officer, and to apply, anyone interested should visit https://www.droughtandflood.gov.au/about/jobs
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