Policy Officer, Environmental Water

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/50810889
Closing Date: 17-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: 14 August 2025
Attachments: PositionDescription 50810889 VPS4 June 2024.docx (Word, 401KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Terry Chan
(03) 8508 2629 / terry.chan@deeca.vic.gov.au

Position Details

This position provides an excellent opportunity for a high-performing individual who is driven by a desire to achieve environmental benefits within Victoria's catchment and waterway management and water resource management frameworks. The successful candidate will be responsible for development, delivery and implementation of key projects and policy to support environmental water management in Victoria and its integration with the broader waterway management program, including supporting implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in northern Victoria.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Essential – a degree qualification or higher, preferably in science, environmental engineering, natural resource management, environmental law, or a relevant equivalent.
  • Highly desirable – demonstrated knowledge of aquatic ecology, Victoria's catchment and waterway management and water resource management frameworks, and/or knowledge of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

This is a fixed term position available until 14 August 2025. The work location for this position is flexible within Victoria with hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday, 17 July 2024.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check. 

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident. 

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.


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