Project Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 09/05/2022
Applications close: 23/05/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Fixed Term, full time

Organisation: Environment Protection Authority

Salary: $88,955 - $100,930

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/EPA/OPS/701553

Reference: VG/EPA/OPS/701553

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Since 1971, EPA Victoria (EPA) has helped make our state a healthier, more liveable place.

As Victoria’s environmental regulator, we set and enforce environmental standards to help ensure all Victorians can enjoy clean air, healthy waterways and pollutant-free land.

To achieve the best possible environmental outcomes for Victoria, we’re increasingly shifting our focus from minimising the effects of environmental harm, to preventing it from happening in the first place.

To help us achieve this, we’re now recruiting. By working at EPA you can enjoy a meaningful career with great work-life balance, while building a better future for our environment.

An exciting opportunity for a Project Officer

  • Use your strategic and critical thinking to design innovative interventions
  • Deliver projects that protect environment and human health
  • Create positive state-wide impact
  • Fixed Term, full time 1.0FTE.
  • Immediate start.

About the organisation

As the environmental regulator, EPA Victoria works on behalf of all Victorians to protect the health and wellbeing of Victoria's communities and environment from the harmful effects of pollution and waste. We are a values and purpose driven organisation, that works with the community, governments and industry to achieve our objectives and deliver for all Victorians.

We're an independent statutory authority, established in 1971 and have undergone the biggest transformation in our history with the Environment Protection Act 2017 coming into effect on 1 July 2021. The new Act requires us to change our approach to become a world class regulator, using new powers and tools to prevents risk to the environment and human health.

About the role

Reporting to the Preventative Project Lead, the Project Officer is a member of a small team responsible for partnering with teams across EPA to deliver temporal projects across the state. You will contribute to the design, commissioning, management, and oversight of the delivery of projects aligned to EPA's strategic priorities to prevent harm to Victorian communities and the environment from pollution and waste.

This is an exciting role for a project officer that wants to contribute to the success of the EPA as it enters a new era of environmental protection in Victoria. You contribute to a positive organisational culture and ensure the highest standards of performance and integrity are achieved; and foster genuine partnerships across all levels of government, industry, and community to deliver organisational outcomes.

About you

With a strong background in project management, behavioural science, or a related disciple, you have a proven record in unpacking the behavioural element of complex problems and using theory of change to design outcomes-based interventions to drive positive change. You are experienced in stakeholder management, facilitation and can translate complex or large volumes of information into clear and succinct written or verbal communications. Known for your ability to inspire high performance and integrity, you are an effective team member and foster genuine partnerships across all levels of government, industry, and community. As a member of a multidisciplinary team, you have a commitment to successful delivery and the ability to develop and sustain enduring relationships that enable collaboration.

How to Apply:

Applicants are invited to apply online via EPA Career Services. Please click the apply button at the bottom of the page. Attachments can be uploaded in doc. Docx. Pdf, txt or rtf. Forms.

Applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter addressing your experience, motivations and suitability to the role;
  • Resume including contact details of two referees

Applications close midnight 23 May 2022. For further information on this role, please refer to the attached position description.

All queries in relation to this role should be directed to Robert Tedge on robert.tedge@epa.vic.gov.au or (03) 9695 2814.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check. Individual responses to key selection criteria listed on the Position Description are not required.

EPA Victoria is committed to supporting employees through flexible work arrangements and encouraging work/life balance. We are dedicated to maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported. We proactively seek to employ a diverse workforce to leverage the varied ideas of all employees, that drive innovation and success in everything we do. 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. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. EPA Victoria welcomes applications from serving or past members of the Australian Defence Force. If you require advice and support with the application process please contact the Recruitment team on 1300 372 842. EPA Victoria utilise an Order of Merit process whereby applicants deemed suitable may be retained on a Merit List, from which their application may be accessed for recruitment to this role within a 3-month period. Note: Applications received via e-mail will not be considered. For further information on Environment Protection Authority Victoria, please visit www.epa.vic.gov.au

Project Officer (VPSG4)

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Full time / Fixed Term, full time

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Robert Tedge | robert.tedge@epa.vic.gov.au

Project Officer (VPSG4)