Risk Analyst

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Science
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Port Phillip Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/50926212RA
Closing Date: 02-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: until 29 September 2023
Attachments: 50926212 VPS Grade 4 Risk Analyst PD Jan 2023.docx (Word, 964KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Frazer Wilson, Team Leader, Risk and Evaluation
frazer.wilson@delwp.vic.gov.au 0407 305 258

Position Details

The Risk Analyst role sits within the Forest and Fire Planning team, and over this period of employment will be primarily working on Forest Management Planning, but also supporting Fire Management Planning.

You'll be working in a technical team of fire behaviour analysts, fire ecologists and monitoring specialists as well as alongside engagement and forest management staff working to improve how our public land estate is used and protected from bushfire.

The successful candidate must be technically minded with strong knowledge in GIS (ArcPro is preferred), data analysis, report writing. A strong understanding of forest ecosystem functions and/or biodiversity is beneficial with a preference for bushfire/or emergency response knowledge.

These skills will see you undertaking modelling to improve our understanding of the Forests in Port Phillip, their values and assets.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial analysis and computer modelling skills and experience are mandatory. ArcGIS Pro skills preferred.
  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications in science, forestry, natural resource manager or equivalent is desirable.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas is also desirable:
    • Understanding Forest Values (for example areas such as Biodiversity, Traditional Owners, Tourism, Economics, Recreation, Carbon and Climate Change)
    • A strong understanding of forest ecosystem functions and/pr biodiversity is beneficial with a preference for bushfire/or emergency response knowledge.
    • Structured Decision Making (SDM) experience
    • Basic programing skills (specifically in the use of SQL, R, etc.)

This is fixed term position available until 29 September 2023. The work location for this position is flexible within the Port Phillip Region (Knoxfield, Heidelberg or Powelltown) 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 Thursday, 2 February 2023.

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 (3 doses) 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.  

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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