Land Use and Statutory Planning Officer (PVO5)

Job posted: 06/03/2023
Applications close: 09/04/2023 (Midnight)
16 days remaining

16 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / Ongoing

Organisation: Parks Victoria

Salary: $94,300 - $101,278

Occupation: Planning

Reference: VG/118480000

Reference: VG/118480000

Occupation: Planning

Salary Range: $94,300 - $101,278

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Do you love the open spaces of Melbourne? Do you want to protect parks and key habitat areas for future generations? Do you enjoy engaging with land managers, specialists and community?

Do you love the open spaces of Melbourne? Do you want to protect parks and key habitat areas for future generations? Do you enjoy engaging with land managers, specialists and community?

If you have said yes, this role could be for you! Parks Victoria are looking for a Land Use and Statutory Planning Officer to work on a diverse range of environmental policy, land use and statutory planning matters and projects across the Melbourne Region.

About the role

In this role you will be working with teams from across Parks Victoria, other state government agencies, local governments and community to contribute to key projects that ensure the protection and enhancement of parklands and habitat for future generations across the Melbourne Region.

The role covers metro, regional and National Parks across Melbourne Region from the western grasslands near Werribee to the catchments of the Yarra and Dandenong Ranges. Within the growth areas, the role will work with state agencies and local governments to set up key new metro parks for habitat protection and social amenity. Working in inner urban areas like Albert Park, the role is to aid the delivery of programs around open space and community sport planning. In the east of the Region, the role will work on planning scheme amendments and park interface treatments to improve Parks Victoria's management and facilities.

A key aspect of the role is to review existing legislation and policy and provide advice on environmental strategies and strategic land use within or applying to the Parks Victoria estate for both National and Regional Parks. A vital element of the role is to develop and maintain strong communication and relationships with a variety of organisations and individuals to contribute to projects across the Melbourne Region. We are seeking applicants with a strong understanding of different environmental strategies, policies and legislation and how they interact with public land management and the Parks Victoria estate. Being a confident communicator is key to this role, with the ability to interpret and communicate legislation to people with varied levels of understanding.

Sound like you?

We strongly encourage applicants to call and discuss the position with Zac Grimes, Regional Coordinator Land Use and Statutory - Melbourne, on (03) 8427 2453 prior to submitting application.

We're looking for someone with:

  • A tertiary qualification relating to Planning, Natural Resource Management or Environmental Science and/or equivalent experience in a similar field is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in provision of expert and technical advice and support, particularly demonstrating an understanding of land use and statutory planning matters.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of environmental, land use and statutory planning, procedural requirements and legislation.
  • Demonstrated experience in analytical problem solving.
  • Demonstrated effective stakeholder management experience.

Your application will need to include:

  • A current Resume
  • A cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description

Application Closing date: Sunday 09 April 2023

Organisational Commitments

Parks Victoria's policies require the successful applicant to be up-to-date based on Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) vaccination advice. The successful applicant for this role will be required to provide evidence of vaccination or exemption status as part of the recruitment process.

Only people with Australian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or a non-citizen with a valid visa that provides work rights may apply for this position.