Conservation Planning Officer

Support the development of conservation plans to address the ecological needs for Parks Victoria's 18 landscapes!
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Department: Parks Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Science
Classification: PVO3
Work Location: Morwell - Inner Gippsland area
Reference: VG/195800
Closing Date: 12-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $74,333 - $81,209
Job Duration: October 2022
Attachments: Position Description - 19580 - Conservation Planning Officer.docx (Word, 69KB)
Job Specification

Position Description - 19580 - Conservation Planning Officer.pdf (PDF, 193KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Phil Pegler
(03) 8427 2836

Position Details

  • Develop your career in Conservation and Environmental Management
  • Join a dynamic and passionate world-class parks service
  • Fixed Term, Full Time role located in Morwell

About the role and your responsibilities:  

As the Conservation Planning Officer, the primary focus of your position is to support Landscape and Restoration Planners in developing conservation plans at both the landscape scale and at smaller scales, as programmed by the Manager Conservation Planning.

You will be responsible for sourcing and preparing information and analysing spatial or other data or inputs as background for the preparation of conservation plans. You will prepare for, and assist in the facilitation of, workshops to elicit information required for the preparation of conservation plans as well as providing logistical and administrative support to the Conservation Planning team.

We're looking for someone with:

  • A tertiary qualification in environmental science, natural resource management or a similar discipline
  • Previous experience in conservation and/or environmental management
  • Demonstrated experience in data analysis and report writing
  • A current employee Working with Children Check before commencing employment with us

Your application will need to include:

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

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

Application Closing date: Sunday 12 December 2021

About the branch:

The Environment and Science Division provides scientific and technical advice and strategic guidance on environment and conservation matters across Parks Victoria and to the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning and other government agencies on environmental conservation policy, funding needs and program delivery. The Division brings together strategy, planning, science, programming, monitoring and evaluation for Park Victoria with a focus on delivery of frameworks, standards and advice.

The Conservation Planning Unit leads the development of conservation plans to address ecological needs and to support regions in directing conservation effort. Given the environmental challenges facing park management, the plans developed by this unit are essential to ensure conservation management is targeted and effective, and to enable evaluation and adaptation of actions.

Organisational Commitments

Parks Victoria is committed to child safety and has zero tolerance for child abuse and all forms of harm to children, in accordance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards.

Parks Victoria recognises diversity and inclusion is everyone's business. We value a culture where everyone can be themselves at work, regardless of background, orientation, age or gender, that brings out our best, values everyone's contribution and works within a flexible working environment, ultimately reflecting the community we serve.

Only people with Australian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or a non-citizen with a valid visa that provides work rights may apply for this position. 

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


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