Commercial Agreements Officer

With involvement in projects across the state, the Commercial Agreements Officer will investigate, assess, develop and negotiate new commercial agreements on Parks Victoria managed land and assist in the management of existing agreements.
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Department: Parks Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Consulting and Strategy
Classification: PVO5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/13920
Closing Date: 27-May-2018
Salary Range: $84,962-$91,249
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 13920 Commercial Agreements Officer G5 PD - TS edit 27 Apr 2018.pdf (PDF, 372KB)

13920 Commercial Agreements Officer G5 PD - TS edit 27 Apr 2018.docx (Word, 134KB)

Contact: Tim Shepherd

Position Details

About the branch

The Commercial Directorate provides the strategies, specialist advice, business processes and systems to efficiently and effectively deliver core support services to enable Parks Victoria to be financially sustainable, high performing, and ensure our activities are aligned with strategic objectives.

The Directorate maintains effective strategic level relationships to influence policy and legislation to provide an enabling environment as well as facilitating collaboration and championing continuous improvement at every opportunity.

By providing targeted and effective customer service, the Directorate enables the realisation and activation of visitor economy opportunities through commercial assets that improve their value to Parks Victoria, communities, partners and the State of Victoria. Service delivery is managed and delivered within the demands of the Directorate 3-year Business and Action Plan and in partnership with community and government agencies.

About the role

The key function of the Commercial Agreements Officer is to investigate, assess, develop and negotiate new commercial agreements (including leases, licences, permits and consents) on Parks Victoria managed land and assist in the management of existing agreements. The role will encompass projects across the state.

The Commercial Agreements Officer will serve as a liaison and contact point in the Commercial and Activation Agreements Team for regional staff. The role will also be responsible for contributing to the development of policies and key initiatives and providing feedback on policies, procedures, guidelines and legislative requirements relating to commercial agreements.

Your responsibilities will include;

  • Assess agreement proposals and determine legislative and statutory steps and requirements.
  • Draft commercial agreements, with assistance from legal providers.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions of agreements and assist in managing agreements once in place.
  • Manage and co-ordinate other commercial arrangements and related projects as directed by the Senior Commercial Agreements Officer or Senior Manager Commercial Agreements.
  • Demonstrate best practice use of all Park Victoria's business systems, including ensuring integrity of data in ParkConnect system.



To be successful for this role you need:

  • Sound knowledge and experience in commercial property, facilities or contract management involving leases, licences, permits and/or consents.
  • Well-developed negotiation and interpersonal skills (both written and oral) including the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Strong conceptual and problem-solving skills.


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: Sunday 27 May 2018

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.”

A number of position have been approved for Australian Aboriginals and/or Torres Strait Islander People under the ‘special measures' section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for Designated Aboriginal positions. Applicants will be required to provide a formal identification certificate.


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