Environmental Water Coordinator

The Environmental Water Coordinator will work in a small team and play a key role in ensuring Victoria’s environmental water entitlements are best managed to improve the environmental condition of rivers, wetlands and floodplains.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50815839/
Closing Date: 03-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: 50815839 PD VPS4 Environmental Water Coordinator.docx (Word, 714KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Mark Toomey
0478 101 758

Position Details

• Are you good at working with people to achieve good outcomes?

• Do you want to work in a great team environment and contribute to restoring the health of our rivers and wetlands?

• Have you ever considered using your attention to detail, knowledge of Victoria's water management framework and project management skills to enhance Victoria's water for the environment program?

If you answered ‘yes' to any of the above, then this might be the job you're looking for.

A rare opportunity has emerged for a self-starter to be an Environmental Water Coordinator at the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH).  The position available is for a fixed term of one year. In this role, you will be responsible for planning, managing and reporting the use of environmental Water Holdings for several waterway and/or wetland systems in Victoria.  You will be a primary contact for staff within our program partners and with broader stakeholders to ensure coordinated and effective delivery of environmental water.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Appropriate tertiary degree in science, engineering or natural resource management or a related field, or an equivalent accreditation or working/industry experience.
  • Demonstrates knowledge or experience of the water allocation framework and management of environmental flows, catchment management and water ecology in Victoria.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 12 months.

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 Monday, 03 October 2022.

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.  Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

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.  

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 


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