Program Manager Natural Environment

Exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced person to lead a small team in making a difference to Victoria’s natural environment.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Gippsland Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/50926403B
Closing Date: 27-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 50926403 VPS5 Program Manager Natural Environment PD.docx (Word, 177KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Lucas Bluff
0457 513 657 or

Position Details

We are looking for a Program Manager, particularly skilled in the provision of statutory planning advice relating to native vegetation and biodiversity. You will be working closely with local government and other partners to build their capacity and to ensure that impacts to natural values are minimised and projects comply with current legislative requirements. You will also be contributing to strategic discussions about biodiversity protection and program delivery, actively participating in NEP regional and statewide leadership groups. 

You will have a proven ability to solve complex issues and problems, work on a wide range of tasks with variable and sometimes tight deadlines and work collaboratively in a team environment. You will demonstrate good influence and negotiation skills and an ability to provide advice to, and build relationships with, a wide variety of stakeholders including industry, consultants, other government agencies and the community.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in science or natural resource management is desirable.
  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of Victoria's biodiversity policies and legislation, specifically the Native Vegetation Regulations, Planning and Environment Act 1987 and the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of and experience in threatened species management is desirable.
  • A current Victoria Drivers Licence is mandatory.

This is an ongoing position. The location for this position is Negotiable within the Gippsland Region.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Thursday, 27 January 2022.

Other relevant information:

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

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.

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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