District Manager

In this vital role, you will provide strategic leadership to the team to help shape the future and success of our Parks!
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Department: Parks Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Strategic Management
Classification: PVO8
Work Location: Wangaratta
Reference: VG/1006500
Closing Date: 24-Nov-2019
Salary Range: $115,778- $162,102
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Position Description - 10065 - District Manager.docx (Word, 128KB)
Job Specification

Position Description - 10065 - District Manager.pdf (PDF, 361KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Daniel Mclaughlin
(03) 8427 3400

Position Details

  • Join a progressive management team to drive and lead strategy
  • Manage critical operational matters, in a world-class parks service
  • Ongoing, full time leadership opportunity located in Wangaratta or Alexandra (Negotiable)

About the branch

The Northern Region is responsible for the delivery of initiatives, programs and services. On-ground works and services will conserve environments, protect culture and heritage, manage visitor facilities and improve opportunities and support fire and emergency management. The Divisional resources will support environmental, social and economic outcomes for rural, regional and urban communities. Services will be delivered within the demands of the Division's Statewide fire and emergency role and in partnership with the community and other government agencies.

About the role and your responsibilities

As the District Manager you will provide operational leadership to the District Management Team and all staff in the District. You will have accountability for the development and delivery of the District Action Plan. You will have management over the Districts' Parks and the relationships and requirements of the Traditional Owners within the specific District.

You will also be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with the broader community and other organisations. The District Manager provides strategic leadership in the District and contributes to, and provides advice to, the Regional Management Team as well as providing leadership in the implementation of change management and business improvement strategies. You will have complete oversight for the District for emergency management and fire management requirements.

To be successful for this role you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Business and/or equivalent experience is essential; Conservation and Land Management experience would be beneficial.
  • Demonstrated evidence in the management of people and performance standards that enable successful achievement of the organisation's corporate and business plans and objectives including the ability to develop and monitor complex work programs.
  • Proven issue identification, analytical and research skills, problem solving skills and a demonstrated ability to develop innovative, sensitive and practical solutions and provide strategic advice to complex issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in complex engagement and stakeholder management is required.
  • Previous experience within a Public Sector or Public Service environment is desirable.

Your application must include:

  • Your current Resume
  • A cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria (KSC) as outlined in the position description.

Join our innovative organisation and enjoy what you do, apply today!

Application Closing date: Sunday 24 November 2019

Parks Victoria requires all prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check prior to commencing employment.

At Parks Victoria, we recognise that diversity and inclusion are central to being a modern, high-performing sustainable organisation that can deliver our strategic vision to be a “world class parks service ensuring healthy parks for healthy people.”


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