Senior Program Manager - Strategic Fuel Breaks and Mechanical Works (VPSG6)

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: $124,033 - $165,983

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/50939776

Reference: VG/50939776

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $124,033 - $165,983

Work location: Various

  • Deliver a $50m+ project across Victoria
  • Lead a large team on a key strategic government project
  • Location: Negotiable-Flexible (statewide) Manage the Strategic Fuel Breaks program using the DELWP project management framework to drive and facilitate successful delivery across the state.

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 Senior Program Manager will be responsible for the leading the coordinated, comprehensive delivery of the statewide Strategic Fuel breaks and Mechanical works (SFB) program. It also includes coordinating the delivery of a wide range of mechanical treatment operations to reduce fuel hazard in high bushfire risk environments.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in environmental science, emergency management, economics, public policy, or another relevant degree is desirable.
  • Extensive experience in delivering multiple concurrent major projects with experience in both client and consultant project management.
  • Extensive experience in procurement and management of stakeholders, partners and contractors.

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.

Senior Program Manager - Strategic Fuel Breaks and Mechanical Works (VPSG6)

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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

Senior Program Manager - Strategic Fuel Breaks and Mechanical Works (VPSG6)