Biodiversity Recovery Project Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 24/02/2021
Applications close: 10/03/2021 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland

Job type: Full time / until 30 June 2022

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Environment

Reference: VG/50939916

Reference: VG/50939916

Occupation: Environment

Salary Range: $87,640 - $99,438

Work location: Gippsland

  • Work with a dynamic team committed to delivering high-quality biodiversity outcomes through on-ground actions
  • Work and live in Gippsland and directly contribute to management of our special and important biodiversity values
  • Location: Negotiable within the Gippsland Region Contribute to and support the recovery of East Gippsland’s biodiversity impacted by the 2019-2020 bushfires through the delivery of deer, fox and weed control projects.

The Biodiversity Recovery Project Officer is responsible for the planning and delivery of projects that reduce threats (weeds, deer and foxes) to important biodiversity values recovering from bushfire.

The position will undertake external service provider contract management; and, develop and maintain strong working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders to projects and contracts are delivered in a coordinated manner. Effective record and data management, analysis and reporting (including preparation of written, verbal and geospatial/mapping information) is critical to this role.

The successful applicant will be an experienced biodiversity or natural environment management professional with proven skills and experience in project and contractor management and a strong commitment to working as part of a team to collectively deliver Gippsland's Bushfire Biodiversity Response and Recovery Program funding package.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of biodiversity and ecological communities in Gippsland region.
  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in natural resource management or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrate experience and competence with spatial data management systems is highly desirable.
  • Current Victorian driver's licence (mandatory).

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2022.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday, 10 March 2021.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.

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.

Biodiversity Recovery Project Officer (VPSG4)

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Full time / until 30 June 2022

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Jo Andrews | 0408 386 184

Biodiversity Recovery Project Officer (VPSG4)