Biodiversity Recovery Project Officer (VPSG4)

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

5 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/50939919

Reference: VG/50939919

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 provision of expert biodiversity values assessment and advice services.

The Biodiversity Recovery Officer is responsible for providing professional advice and a high-quality biodiversity value checking service to internal and external agencies and stakeholders delivering fire and threatened species recovery programs and projects within East Gippsland

The position ensures biodiversity assets are identified, considered and risk mitigation actions determined as part of the planning and delivery of fire and threatened species recovery activities. The position focuses on service excellence; and, developing and maintaining working relationships internal and external stakeholders involved in fire recovery. 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 demonstrate expertise in understanding and advising on biodiversity values, with proven skills and experience assessing biodiversity values and activities that risk these values. The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to working effectively with others to protect biodiversity values and support fire recovery and threatened species activities; and, be a key contributor to the team delivering 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)

Job type:

Full time / until 30 June 2022

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Jo Andrews | 0408 386 184

Biodiversity Recovery Project Officer (VPSG4)