Senior Game Officer
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:    Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification:    VPSG4
Work Location:    Gippsland - East Gippsland
Reference:    VG/026860A
Closing Date:    15-Dec-2021
Salary Range:    $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration:    N/A
File Attachment:    026860 Gr 4 Senior Game Officer PD - Nov 2021.docx (Word, 121KB)
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PD Preview:    Preview unavailable for this role
Contact:    Daniel Gleeson
     0408 463 477

Position Details

Senior Game Officer

  • $88,955 - $100,930 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing position
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: Lakes Entrance

This position of Senior Game Officer are part of the Compliance and Intelligence branch within Game Management Victoria.

Senior Game Officers (SGOs) are appointed as Authorised Officers under the Game Management Authority Act 2014 and relevant laws and exercise law enforcement powers which include the enforcement of public safety legislation. SGOs engage with a variety of stakeholders, including government and community groups under direction from the Team Leader to deliver high quality community-focussed, state-wide compliance services within Victoria (East Vic or West).  In accordance with state-wide strategic objectives and priorities and in order to maximise compliance, SGOs actively contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate enforcement, education and strategies, and at times operate within highly charged and emotional environments related to hunting and forestry protests.

SGOs work to rosters, which may include working on weekends and public holidays and shifts outside of normal working hours, and from time to time may be required to work from alternative or remote work locations. As a small Authority all staff undertake a range of other activities as required.

The key accountabilities for the role will include:

  • As a member of the Compliance and Intelligence Division, deliver compliance services across the compliance spectrum to the regional community as part of the state-wide compliance programs. This will include programs for the hunting of deer, duck, and quail, commercial kangaroo harvesting and protester management with regard to natural resources.  This role also requires an ability to handle difficult situations and sensitive information.
  • Maintain good working relationships with community stakeholders and partner compliance agencies, including Victoria Police, Parks Victoria, Victorian Fisheries Authority, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR), including providing advice and educational services, making presentations at stakeholder meetings/gatherings, and attending relevant shows and exhibitions.
  • Assist with the delivery of Game Licence testing and services as required and actively contribute to wetland surveys and other game monitoring programs.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement through the review and development of standard operating procedures, business rules, plans, strategies and protocols as they relate to regional and state-wide game compliance and provide input to the development of policy, regulations and legislation.
  • Support and assist the Compliance Team Leaders and the Director, Compliance and Intelligence to manage local, regional and state-wide compliance and intelligence operations, including administrative duties such as brief writing and the preparation of rosters, compliance plans, information, fact sheets and educational materials.

For a confidential discussion, please call Daniel Gleeson, Compliance Team Leader, Eastern Victoria on 0408 463 477.

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

Mandatory Qualifications for this role include:

  • Qualification as an Authorised Officer Basic (Legal 1) or equivalent relevant qualifications and/or training or being prepared to obtain within 12 months of appointment
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in natural resource management, ideally with experience in game or wildlife management is desirable
  • Hold or willing to obtain a Client Interaction, Defensive Tactics (CIDT2) training or equivalent
  • Previous experience in using four-wheel drive vehicles, all-terrain vehicles would be advantageous
  • Hold or willing to obtain and maintain a four-wheel driving (proficiency level) certificate
  • Hold or willing to obtain and maintain a First aid (level 2) certificate

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 15 December 2021.

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