Research Principal

The Game Management Authority (GMA) is an independent statutory authority responsible for the regulation of game hunting in Victoria. It delivers programs to improve and promote sustainable and responsible hunting in Victoria.

The GMA is responsible for:

• issuing Game Licences and related testing;

• managing open and closed seasons for game species;

• enforcing game hunting laws and taking action against those who do not hunt legally; and

• educating and informing hunters on how to hunt legally and responsibly in Victoria.

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Work Type:    Ongoing - full time
Job Function:    Research
Classification:    VPSG6
Work Location:    Melbourne - CBD
Reference:    VG/025577G
Closing Date:    31-Aug-2019
Salary Range:    $120,692 - $161,511
Job Duration:    N/A
File Attachment:    VPS6 Research Principal - FINAL PD.docx (Word, 95KB)

PD Preview:    Preview unavailable for this role
Contact:    Simon Toop
     03 8392 2233

Position Details

Research Principal

  • $120,692 - $161,511 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Melbourne

The Research Principal plays a key role in delivering evidence-based outcomes for the Game Management Authority.  Reporting directly to the Director Strategy and Research, the Research Principal drives the coordination and implementation of innovative, high-quality and effective research services in support of achieving government priorities and the Authority's objectives for sustainable and responsible game hunting.

The Research Principal is a senior member of the GMA team and provides expert advice to the Director Strategy and Research, CEO and the Board to ensure that policy, strategic and operational decisions are supported by evidence.  Other responsibilities include developing the Authority's research strategy and delivering the research program, managing contracts and budgets, engaging with stakeholders, preparing scientific papers and popular articles and preparing submissions for funding.

A relevant degree in natural resource management, game or wildlife management or similar is required for this role.

For a confidential discussion, please call Simon Toop, Director Strategy & Research on (03) 8392 2233.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records and Qualifications Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.

Applications close at midnight on 31 August 2019.

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