Project Officer - Strategic Planning and Policy (VPSG4)

Job posted: 22/02/2021
Applications close: 14/03/2021 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Negotiable, Various

Job type: Full time / until 30 June 2022

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Land Management, Projects

Reference: VG/50939783

Reference: VG/50939783

Occupation: Land Management, Projects

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

Work location: Negotiable, Various

  • Be a part of flagship $50m+ government project
  • Support the planning, strategic development and policy delivery of the strategic fuel breaks program
  • Location: Negotiable-Flexible (statewide) Influence and support the delivery of the Strategic Fuel Breaks program within the regions and ensure the DELWP project management framework is used to drive and facilitate successful delivery.

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 Project Officer - Strategic Planning and Policy within the Strategic Fuel Breaks and Mechanical works program will support the planning and delivery of priority strategic fuel break construction (or upgrade) and associated mechanical works across the region.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and/or experience.
  • An appropriate qualification in environmental science, natural resource management, or approved equivalent is desirable.
  • Knowledge on the capabilities of plant and equipment requirements to undertake bushfire mitigation works is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a project, including exceptional communication skills, managing multiple contractors and meeting community expectations.

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, 14 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.

Project Officer - Strategic Planning and Policy (VPSG4)

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Full time / until 30 June 2022

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

Project Officer - Strategic Planning and Policy (VPSG4)