Natural Environment Project Officer (Identified Position) (VPSG4)

Job posted: 04/04/2024
Applications close: 25/04/2024 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Latrobe Valley

Job type: Full time / For 12 Months

Organisation: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Salary: $92,332 - $104,762

Occupation: Environment

Reference: VG/50962635/

Reference: VG/50962635/

Occupation: Environment

Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762

Work location: Gippsland | Latrobe Valley

The Natural Environment Program Officer provides high quality environmental advice to support decision making for statutory environment related assessments and for the management of public land in line with DEECA business and operational priorities. The role combines technical biodiversity related knowledge with well-developed problem-solving, collaboration and outcome-focused skills to minimise risk to Victoria's natural environment for communities, while supporting priority projects and programs in Victoria's regions.

The role will provide environment portfolio case-management for funded Biodiversity projects, assist with managing biodiversity risks on the public land estate, and work with a range of stakeholders to build their capacity, including Traditional Owners and public authorities.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification related to natural resource management and or relevant experience.
  • Relevant knowledge and understanding of biodiversity in Gippsland and experience in biodiversity threat management

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 12 Months. The work location for this position is Traralgon with hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Thursday, 25 April 2024.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

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

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.

This position is classified as an “identified position” aimed at increasing employment opportunities for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People. The position requires an in-depth knowledge of Aboriginal culture and an ability to communicate with Aboriginal communities. Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

We recognise the significant responsibility to enable self-determination, be accountable to Traditional Owners and provide opportunities to strengthen First Peoples' connection to Country. We are committed to creating a culturally safe environment, where individuals feel safe, valued, and able to celebrate their culture, and spiritual and belief systems.

For general information about Aboriginal Employment at DEECA, please contact self.determination@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Natural Environment Project Officer (Identified Position)  (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / For 12 Months

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Peter Collings | 0436 669 525 OR peter.collings@delwp.vic.gov.au

Natural Environment Project Officer (Identified Position)  (VPSG4)