Natural Environment Program Officer (Multi

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Science
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/50932480A/
Closing Date: 02-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2025
Attachments: Position Description - 50932480 & 50938320 Natural Environment Program Officer .docx (Word, 609KB)

Contact: Merryn Kelly
0409 548 001 OR

Position Details

The Natural Environment Program Officer roles provide high quality environmental advice to enable delivery of the Victorian Government's Infrastructure projects including projects associated with the Major Road Project Authority, North East Link and Level Crossing Removal Authority as well as other state infrastructure agencies.

The role combines technical natural resource management skills with knowledge on environmental assessment and legislation to enable high quality environmental advice to be provided in succinct and timely manner to facilitate project development.

The successful applicant will have a proven ability to solve complex issues, demonstrate good influence and negotiation skills and have an ability to provide advice to, and build relationships with, a wide variety of stakeholders. You will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic team with a positive culture, and to develop your skills within a flexible and supportive team.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in science or natural resource management is desirable.
  • Good technical knowledge and understanding of biodiversity issues, legislation and policy, specifically the Native Vegetation regulations and the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988, Environmental Effects Act 1978 and Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation 1999 is mandatory.
  • Knowledge and experience in threatened species management, including environmental assessments is desirable.

There are two fixed term positions available until June 2025. The work location for these positions is flexible within Knoxfield with hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for these positions, 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 Tuesday, 02 July 2024.

Other relevant information:

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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