Natural Environment Project Officer

Fantastic opportunity to make a positive difference in the recovery of East Gippsland's biodiversity and work with a committed and supportive team of highly skilled biodiversity professionals to co-deliver Gippsland’s Bushfire Biodiversity Recovery and Response Program.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Gippsland - East Gippsland
Reference: VG/50935507NOV
Closing Date: 05-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $71,853 - $87,245
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2022
Attachments: PD - 50935507 VPS3 Natural Environment Project Officer.docx (Word, 180KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jo Andrews
0408 386 184

Position Details

This position offers a fantastic opportunity to make a positive difference in the recovery of East Gippsland's biodiversity AND work with a committed and supportive team of highly skilled biodiversity professionals to co-deliver Gippsland's Bushfire Biodiversity Recovery and Response Program.

  • Make a difference – be part of the core team delivering high profile biodiversity recovery projects for threatened species, including Eastern Bristlebird and Spot-tailed Quoll.
  • Add value – help achieve great project outcomes by actively applying your technical skills and capabilities in biodiversity, collaboration, project delivery, innovation, and critical thinking.
  • Enjoy your work - work and live in Gippsland and directly contribute to the management of East Gippsland's important biodiversity values.

The Natural Environment Project Officer is responsible for supporting the planning and delivery of threatened fauna species recovery projects. Key position tasks include scientific monitoring, surveying, planning, delivery (including fieldwork) and reporting to support delivery of Eastern Bristlebird and Critical Weight Range Mammals (CWRM) threatened species projects.

This position is part of the Gippsland Biodiversity Recovery and Response Program (BBRR) team within Natural Environment Programs. The BBRR team is a small group of environmental professionals who take collective ownership for supporting a positive team culture and achieving BBRR program goals through high quality service delivery.

The successful applicant will be an experienced biodiversity or natural environment management professional with proven skills in threatened fauna conservation who will capably deliver project support tasks including administration/data management; and, fieldwork/fauna surveys; and, demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork and supporting BBRR Project Managers to collectively deliver Gippsland's Eastern Bristlebird and CWRM recovery projects and the broader Bushfire Biodiversity Response and Recovery Program funding package.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Qualifications in natural resource management and/or relevant experience is mandatory.
  • Technical skills in fauna monitoring and data management is mandatory.
  • Knowledge and skills in bird and mammal identification is desirable.
  • Current Victorian driver's licence (mandatory).

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2022. The location for this position is flexible 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 Sunday, 5 December 2021.

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.

For further information including the position description, key selection criteria and to apply visit

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