Senior Environmental Assessment Officer

Supporting thriving, productive and sustainable communities, environments and industries, at DEECA we’re focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable Victoria with thriving natural environments where the community is at the centre of everything we do.
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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Engineering
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/021768E
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy _ DJPR Intranet.pdf (PDF, 1.53MB)
Job Specification

PD Senior Environmental Assessment Officer 021768.docx (Word, 187KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Leo Guaraldo
0417 719 838

Position Details

Senior Environmental Assessment Officer

  • Salary: $103,920 - $125,735 plus Superannuation
  • Ongoing role
  • Usual hours of work: Full time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: flexibility is available

As part of the Machinery of Government changes announced by the Premier of Victoria, from 1 January 2023, the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions (DJPR) has been renamed Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions (DJSIR). As part of these changes this position will transfer to the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA).

The Team

Supporting thriving, productive and sustainable communities, environments and industries, at DEECA we're focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable Victoria with thriving natural environments where the community is at the centre of everything we do.

The position of Senior Environmental Assessment Officer forms a part of the Rural and Regional Victoria Group and Resources Branch. This Branch develops policy, programs and regulation to enable investment and generate jobs through the sustainable development of the State's earth resources, including extractives, minerals and petroleum. 

The Role

The Senior Environmental Assessment Officer primary responsibility is to assess and make recommendations on applications for mining, quarrying, petroleum, geothermal and other earth resources activities across Victoria. The role includes providing technical, regulatory and operational policy guidance to co-regulators, recommending proposed outcomes for complex applications, and monitoring the quality of delivery against service standards and initiating improvements.

The Senior Environmental Assessment Officer will work with other teams across the Department's Resources Division and other agencies, such as the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, the Environment Protection Authority, local councils, catchment and water authorities, and Heritage Victoria.

About You

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in assessing applications for regulatory approvals
  • Industry, government or consulting experience in the mining, quarrying or petroleum sector
  • Proven ability to make sound judgments based on evidence
  • Demonstrated experience working with frameworks, standards, systems, processes and controls
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Leo Guaraldo, Assistant Director, Assessments on 0417 719 838 or at leo.guaraldo@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, as outlined in the department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy and in line with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

Please note: If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJSIR Recruitment Team at recruitment@ecodev.vic.gov.au with the position number in the subject line.

We respect and welcome people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, abilities, and cultures.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 29 January 2023.


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