▲ Opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary team ▲ Co-ordinate the timely provision of technical advice to support decision making processes ▲ Work with Major Road Projects Authority and Regional Roads Victoria ▲ VPS G 4.1 - $82,574 - $93,689 + superannuation ▲ Fixed-term, flexible – until 30 June 2020 ▲ Location negotiable within the Grampians region - work close to home!
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) brings together Victoria's planning, local government, environment, energy, suburban development, forests, emergency management, climate change and water functions into a single department to strengthen connections between the environment, community, industry and economy. It is tasked with ensuring that Victoria has the right conditions to enable economic growth, while delivering liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities.
We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.
The Natural Environment Program Officer is part of a multi-disciplinary team and co-ordinates the timely provision of technical advice to support decision making processes, with a focus on environmental impacts of road projects, primarily Major Road Projects Authority and Regional Roads Victoria projects (formerly VicRoads). The position sits within the Natural Environment Program team and reports to the Program Manager, Natural Environment Program, Grampians region.
The key responsibility of the role is to ensure biodiversity assets are recognised, and appropriately considered and conserved through the planning and approvals processes for road projects. Community and stakeholder engagement and project management is a key component of the role.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in natural resource management including environmental assessment and regulation, and have a sound understanding of relevant strategies, standards and legislative obligations including the Native Vegetation regulations and the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988.They will have a proven ability to solve complex issues and problems, work on a wide range of tasks with variable deadlines, and work in a team environment. They will demonstrate good influence and negotiation skills and an ability to provide advice to, and build relationships with, a wide variety of stakeholders including industry, consultants, other government agencies, and the community.
- An appropriate tertiary qualification in science or natural resource management is desirable.
- Good technical knowledge and understanding of biodiversity issues, legislation and policy, specifically the Native Vegetation regulations and the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988, is mandatory.
- Knowledge and experience in threatened species management, including environmental assessments is desirable.
This is a fixed-term position, until 30 June 2020.
To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria and any job requirements specified in the position description.
For a confidential discussion on the role, please call Pauline Rudolph, Natural Environment Program Manager on 0437 463 378.
Applications close at 11:59 P.M. Monday, 26 November 2018.