GIS and Data Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 22/02/2021
Applications close: 07/03/2021 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time / until 30 June 2022

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Technology

Reference: VG/50939782

Reference: VG/50939782

Occupation: Technology

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

Work location: Various

  • Contribute your GIS, data analysis and visualisation skills to the strategic fuel breaks program
  • Be part of a $50m+ government project
  • Location: Negotiable-Flexible (statewide) Undertake spatial and other forms of data analysis to support planning and implementation of the Strategic Fuel Breaks treatment program.

The Strategic Fuel Breaks and Mechanical works program received significant investment that will support community and asset protection and provide strategic advantage for planned burning and fire control operations in the context of a rapidly changing climate.

The GIS and Data Officer within the Strategic Fuel Breaks (SFB) and Mechanical works program will support the coordination of the program statewide, providing data analysis, reporting and contributing data visualisation to support statewide communication and understanding about priority strategic fuel break construction and mechanical fuel work undertaken by regions.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Demonstrable experience in fire behaviour science, emergency management or hazard modelling and prediction.
  • Expertise in GIS, SQL and either R or Python spatial databases and computer modelling is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of Reporting and Analysis tools such as Microsoft Power BI is advantageous.

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2022. The successful applicant may request to work from any DELWP office location, subject to negotiation and COVID-Safe transitional arrangements.

The departmentplays a major role in Victoria's emergency response activities, through an all-hazards, all-emergencies approach. Staff undertaking these roles have been quarantined from performing emergency management roles and participation in planned burning operations.

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 Sunday, 7 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.

GIS and Data Officer (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / until 30 June 2022

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Craige Brown | 0498 163 584 or craige.brown@delwp.vic.gov.au

GIS and Data Officer (VPSG4)