Program Leader Ecological Water

Lead environmental water and aquatic ecology matters with water authorities and other State and Commonwealth agencies to improve outcomes for rivers, floodplains and wetlands in parks.
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Department: Parks Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Asset Management and Planning
Classification: PVO6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1066400
Closing Date: 26-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $87,003 - $93,442
Job Duration: June 2018
Attachments: 10664 ProgramLeaderEcologicalWater_20161115.pdf (PDF, 373KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Phil Pegler
(03) 8427 2836

Position Details


  • Contribute to the future of Victoria's Parks
  • Join an innovative organisation
  • Healthy Parks, Healthy People


About the branch

The Environment and Science Division is responsible for the promotion and protection of the Victoria's rich natural assets and biodiversity, as represented on the parks estate. This division leads conservation strategy, policy, planning and preparation of initiatives, programs and services related to the environment and scientific knowledge. Acquisition of the best scientific knowledge, development and delivery of onground conservation programs, adaptive management processes and production of landscape-scale Conservation Action Plans are all central divisional roles. It's staff of around 20 manage and maintain extensive research and stakeholder partnerships, diverse funding streams, and advice provision and involvement of onground programs across the state.  


About the role

As the Program Leader- Environmental Water you will be responsible for leading the liaison on environmental water and aquatic ecology matters with the catchment management authorities, Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP), the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH), water authorities and other State and Commonwealth agencies to improve outcomes for rivers, floodplains and wetlands in parks.

Your responsibilities will include;

  • Determining statewide objectives and priorities for ecological water management in parks and reserves in corporate planning and reporting processes, consistent with other government policies and plans.
  • Contributing to the development of conservation plans for Parks Victoria's 16 landscape regions as assigned by the Branch Manager and in collaboration with regional teams.
  • Providing strategic advice to regional staff regarding environmental water planning and delivery as well as related infrastructure developments


To be successful for this role you need:

  • Specialist or Post Graduate qualification in environmental science, natural resource management or a similar discipline is highly desirable.
  • Experience in working in environmental water or freshwater ecology including the provision of technical analysis and advice.
  • Knowledge of legislation, regulations, guidelines, policies and practices in relation to ecological water preferably within a government organisation.
  • Experience in working in a compliance environment.



Your application must include;

  • A 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: 26 November 2017

Parks Victoria requires all prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check prior to an employment offer being made.

All applications will be treated confidentially.

Parks Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a commitment to merit, equity and diversity in the workplace.


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