Natural Environment Program Officer

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Loddon Mallee Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/50926683A/
Closing Date: 21-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $74,580 - $90,558
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - 50926683 VPSG3 Natural Environment Program Officer.docx (Word, 610KB)


Contact: Michael Dedini
0427 179 441 OR mick.dedini@deeca.vic.gov.au

Position Details

The Loddon Mallee Region, Natural Environment Program (NEP) team is excited to welcome a suitably qualified and experienced officer to join our dedicated and high-performing team. Through preparation of environmental, biodiversity and statutory risk management advice, this role supports Government priorities across the region, extending from Mildura to Gisborne.

We are looking for someone with experience in biodiversity policy, native vegetation removal regulation and biodiversity risk management. Your excellent problem-solving, communication and collaboration skills will be essential as you work closely with other DEECA divisions and groups, local government, and stakeholders. Your focus on outcomes and ability to prioritise efforts to minimise risk to Victoria's environment, while supporting priority projects and programs in the Loddon Mallee Region will be highly valued.

We are committed to providing a great team culture, internal skills training and ongoing support to ensure your success in this role.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification related to natural resource management and or relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply environmental and biodiversity assessment processes, focused on biodiversity risk management, native vegetation policy, and related legislation.

This is an ongoing position. The work location for this position is flexible within the Loddon Mallee Region 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 Sunday, 21 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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