Planning Officer (Fire and Emergency)

Join Parks Victoria and make a difference in this exciting role, where you will coordinate the ecological and cultural fire function within the region!
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Department: Parks Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Asset Management and Planning
Classification: PVO5
Work Location: North West - Bendigo
Reference: VG/30783000
Closing Date: 01-Mar-2020
Salary Range: $87,746- $94,238
Job Duration: 2 Years
Attachments: Position Description - 30783 - Planning Officer (F&E).docx (Word, 126KB)
Job Specification

Position Description - 30783 - Planning Officer (F&E).pdf (PDF, 224KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jeff Carboon
0409 973 989

Position Details

  • Assist with and deliver a range of fire and emergency projects
  • Be a part of an innovative, world-class parks service
  • Two-year, fixed term full time role located Bendigo

About the branch

The Northern Region is responsible for the delivery of initiatives, programs and services. On-ground works and services will conserve environments, protect culture and heritage, manage visitor facilities and improve opportunities and support fire and emergency management. The Regional resources will support environmental, social and economic outcomes for rural, regional and urban communities. Service delivery is managed and delivered within the demands of the Divisional Action Plan and the requirements of the Division's Statewide fire and emergency role and in partnership with community and government agencies.

Each region consists of a diverse range of parks and reserves.  Staffs working within the Region are responsible for providing efficient and effective implementation of a broad range of often complex park management functions including natural, cultural and built asset management, visitor management and services, stakeholder management, park planning and emergency response.

About the role and your responsibilities:  

As the Planning Officer (Fire and Emergency), you will be responsible for the coordination and management of the ecological and cultural fire function within the region, including partnering with Traditional Owners to facilitate culture fire practices and providing fire ecology expertise to staff and stakeholders. You may deliver specific projects and support broader programming and operational delivery across the planning, response and recovery phases of the fire and emergency program.

Other responsibilities include the delivery of planning, project, financial and resource management (human resources, facilities, assets, systems and staff training and development) in accordance with Parks Victoria's policies, procedures and objectives. You will coordinate a function that is adaptable, flexible and responsive to community needs and key stakeholder expectations.  You may also be required to work across the region based on the specific delivery of their functional responsibilities. In this role, you will be supported by expertise advice and planning through the Regional Fire and Emergency Program Coordinator.

To be successful for this role you will need:

  • Tertiary qualification in Environmental Science, Business and/or equivalent experience in a similar field is desirable.
  • Previous stakeholder management experience required.
  • Demonstrated experience in provision on expert and technical advice and support.
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in Project Management.

Your application must include:

  • Your 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 01 March 2020

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 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.”


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