Adviser, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture - Office of the Victorian Government Architect

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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Planning
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1661223
Closing Date: 06-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Position Description - Adviser, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture - OVGA - VPS4 - September 2022.docx (Word, 260KB)
Job Specification

Contact: David Islip, Principal Adviser
0411 659 336

Position Details

The Office of the Victorian Government Architect (OVGA) has an exciting opportunity available for a highly motivated and publicly minded design professional to fill an Adviser, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture or Architecture role.

The OVGA is an Administrative Office of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, offering design advice and advocacy on projects that significantly affect Victoria's built environment. The OVGA provides strategic design advice to government, Ministerial and departmental agencies, to articulate the visions and values that underpin its engagement in civic investments.

As Adviser, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, you will promote design culture and capability, through strategic advocacy and constructive design advice that supports high-quality outcomes in Victorian projects.

This is a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to the quality of the built environment and develop your strategic thinking and engagement skills.

OVGA provides a positive, supportive culture and a work environment that enables high performance.

A tertiary qualification in urban design, landscape architecture or architecture as well as a minimum of 5 years demonstrated professional experience in the applicable design field are mandatory requirements of this role.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will also have the following skills:

  • Written and verbal communication
  • Project management
  • Planning and organising
  • Conceptual and Analytical
  • Relationship Building
  • Flexibility and Adaptability

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply

Apply before the advertised closing date. All applications should include:

  • a resume; and
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages).

Current VPS employees are strongly encouraged to apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) platform.

Other relevant information

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and clients and consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act), to support this DPC has a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy which requires all DPC employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes (unless an exception applies).

To be able to meet the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination  requirements and for the department to meet its obligations under the OH&S Act, the department will request employees provide their vaccination information (including 3rd dose / booster) or evidence of an exemption throughout the recruitment process. Inability to provide this may impact your subsequent employment to the department.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

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