Senior Project Officer - Planning (VPSG5)

Job posted: 22/02/2021
Applications close: 07/03/2021 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time / until 30 June 2022

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/50939779

Reference: VG/50939779

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348

Work location: Various

  • Lead and manage planning to support the delivery of the strategic fuel breaks program
  • Deliver planning requirements for a flagship government project
  • Location: Negotiable-Flexible (statewide) Establish and lead the strategic direction to enable comprehensive planning across the Strategic Fuel Breaks program whilst minimising impact on environmental and heritage values.

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 Project Officer – Planning will lead and manage planning to support the delivery of the statewide Strategic Fuel breaks and Mechanical works (SFB) program.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification or relevant experience in natural resource management, environmental science or public policy desirable, as is experience in the planning and delivery of civil works or similar in a public land management setting.
  • Knowledge and experience working with legislation, policies and management procedures relevant to native vegetation removal on public land.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with an ability to facilitate dialogue and to understand and adapt to different situations.

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 Project Officer - Planning (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / until 30 June 2022

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

Senior Project Officer - Planning (VPSG5)