Planning Officer

• Supportive team environment

• Use your strong environmental management and research skills

• Location: 2 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Advance your career as you support the development of forest management planning frameworks
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50925254
Closing Date: 23-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640
Job Duration: 10 months
Attachments: PD - 50925254 VPS3 Planning Officer.docx (Word, 110KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Tim Von Carate
0437 242 753

Position Details

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.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has a vacancy for a Planning Officer in the Knowledge and Planning Branch of the Forest, Fire and Regions Group. The purpose of this support role is to identify best practice landscape planning approaches and environmental management practices with the purpose of supporting the development of technical methods and guidance for forest management planning for Victoria's State Forests.

Additionally, the successful candidate will analyse existing planning approaches to land management as they support senior planning officers to make recommendations for process improvements to forest management planning systems. Further, this role will coordinate meetings with internal DELWP stakeholders and external stakeholders such as Parks Victoria and Traditional Owner Groups.

We are looking for a person who understands, and has some experience in, environmental management and environmental planning.  Therefore, our ideal candidate will have qualifications in either environmental management, environmental policy, forest science, or conservation biology.  You will bring strong research and analytical skills with environmental scanning and assessment capabilities; and have a genuine interest in identifying and coordinating different views on environmental management best practice.

You will be part of a supportive team with a requirement to work collaboratively; and you have an ability to independently manage and report on your projects as well as an ability to draw on the knowledge and experience of subject matter experts and colleagues generally.  For this reason, you have strong written and verbal communication skills and can work well across all levels of an organisation and the public.  

You will be a team-oriented employee, with energy for process improvement and professional enthusiasm that will lead you to demonstrate the required initiative and flexibility. You are comfortable working with uncertainty to begin with, as there will be a lot happening very quickly around you. The uncertainty will not last for long, as you use your intellectual agility and work with your manager to create the certainty, the clarity and the detail, in areas where there has not been a lot of precedence.

This position will suit anyone interested in contributing to and furthering their knowledge in landscape and environmental management best practice with an interest in career development in a new and exciting reform space.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 10 months.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria and any job requirements specified in the position description. 

Applications close at midnight, Tuesday 23 July 2019.

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