Project Officer

Strong stakeholder management, planning and project management skills are considered essential for the position.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Natural Resource Management
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50927674
Closing Date: 27-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 50927674 VPS 4 Project Officer PD.docx (Word, 175KB)


Contact: Melissa Tylee
0429 168 762

Position Details

The role of Project Office offers an opportunity for an experienced water sector or natural resource management professional with the opportunity to utilise their technical, project management and policy skills to support Victoria to implement its framework for managing salinity accountability in northern Victoria and support sustainable irrigation practices across Victoria. The successful applicant will work with a diverse range of stakeholders in a dynamic interjurisdictional program.

The Project Officer will oversee discrete projects to:

- review and/or assess activities resulting in a increase/decrease of salinity mobilisation to the Murray River and/or local floodplain

- support developement of policies and programs to help irrigators use water wisely while protecting and enhancing the natural environment

The role is suited to someone with strong technical knowledge (e.g. surface and groundwater modelling or salinity processes, hydrology and hydrogeology) along with strong stakeholder managment and policy skills.

To learn more about Victoria's framework to meet salinity accountability in the Murray Darling Basin go to Basin Salinity Management (water.vic.gov.au).

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • An appropriate qualification in natural resource management, science or approved equivalent qualification.
  • Professional experience in management of water or natural resource management policy, project and/or issues (e.g. salinity, water logging, water quality, water use efficiency, water trade, landholder practice change, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with hydrology and/or hydrogeology would be highly desirable.
  • Experience in development and/or application of surface or groundwater models would be highly desirable. 

This is an ongoing position.

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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