Senior Project Officer

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50927812ST
Closing Date: 27-Sep-2023
Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: PD - 50927812 VPS5 Senior Project Officer .docx (Word, 605KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Paul Reich
04 2307 4692 or

Position Details


The Senior Policy Officer (Waterways Monitoring and Research) presents an exciting opportunity to contribute to a diverse range of technical projects within the Victorian Waterways Program. This role is part of a small, supportive, and flexible team that spans multiple policy and program areas, all focused on the stewardship of Victoria's rivers, wetlands, and estuaries.

The successful applicant will support the Victorian Waterway Management Program by:

  • Developing and Leading complex technical projects to fulfill strategic knowledge requirements.
  • Providing leadership, analysis, and technical expertise to enhance monitoring and research methodologies.
  • Establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with internal and external partners, stakeholders, and researchers

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Required: a degree qualification, or higher, in natural resource management, environmental science or similar (or comparable experience).
  • Thorough knowledge of aquatic ecology and experience in monitoring the health of aquatic ecosystems, particularly estuaries.
  • Experience analysing, synthesizing, and communicating environmental monitoring data.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 12 months. The work location for this position is flexible within Victoria 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 Wednesday, 27 September 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.  

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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