Environmental Project Coordinator

Parks Victoria is looking for a Regional Project Coordinator to lead a team of specialist staff restoring critically endangered ecosystems in Northern Victoria.
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Department: Parks Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Environment
Classification: PVO6
Work Location: Bendigo - Loddon area
Reference: VG/30779EPC
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $101,976 - $109,524
Job Duration: until June 2025
Attachments: Position Description - 30779 - Regional Project Coordinator.docx (Word, 134KB)
Job Specification

Position Description - 30779 - Regional Project Coordinator.pdf (PDF, 196KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Chris Cook
(03) 8427 3775

Position Details

  • Lead funded projects restoring nationally listed grasslands and wetlands
  • Support partnerships with a network of conservation organisations
  • Protect important indigenous cultural heritage landscapes

About the role

The Regional Project Coordinator will coordinate the delivery of projects in Northern Victoria focusing on the Northern Plains Grasslands and Kerang Wetlands. The EPBC-listed grasslands, encompassing Terrick Terrick National Park and Bael Bael Nature Conservation Reserve, are home to the critically endangered Plains Wanderer. The Kerang wetlands and Gunbower National Park are internationally recognised Ramsar wetlands protecting a range of endangered species. Parks Victoria are working with its partners to restore the ecological health of these sites, and protect the important indigenous cultural heritage retained there.

The role is responsible for the delivery of large, funded projects with the objective to address threats to the habitat quality. Leading a team, the Regional Project Coordinator will drive the implementation of innovative, large-scale land management activities such as pest animal control to achieve measurable gains in Parks Victoria reserves. The position contributes to engagement with key partners including state agencies and indigenous groups, participating in the planning and development of conservation approaches.

As a senior member of the Northern Regional Operations Delivery team, the Project Coordinator will build the project management capabilities of Parks Victoria across Northern Victoria from the Mallee to Kinglake.

We're looking for someone with:

  • Background in conservation management with an understanding of key ecological issues in reserve management
  • Significant experience in project management, preferably as a project lead
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders

Your application will need to include:

  • A current Resume
  • A cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria

Application Closing date: Sunday 29 January 2023

Why Work For Us?

  • Structured salary progression, including annual performance-based salary increases
  • Incremental salary increases twice a year, as per the Parks Victoria Enterprise Agreement 2021
  • Work life balance through hybrid working arrangements, in accordance with government guidelines
  • Supportive culture to undertake personal development and secondment employment opportunities
  • Commitment to wellbeing through our dedicated Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Sound like you?

If this sounds like you, and you would like to help build on our project delivery activities, then we would like to hear from you. For a confidential discussion about the role, call Chris Cook on 0408 388 141 or apply online!

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. All prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment.

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.

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