Bushfire Biodiversity Recovery Project Officer & Bushfire Biodiversity Recovery Fox Control Project Officer

Are you interested in an active, on-the-ground role delivering Bushfire Recovery projects that will have a lasting impact on the health of our forest biodiversity?

Two Bushfire Biodiversity Recovery Project Officer roles are available to plan and deliver projects ranging from weed management, native fauna monitoring to fox control.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Hume Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/50936977NOV
Closing Date: 07-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2022
Attachments: PD 50936977 VPS4 Bushfire Biodiversity Recovery Project Officer (1).docx (Word, 177KB)
Job Specification

PD 50943901 VPS4 Bushfire Biodiversity Recovery Fox Control Project Officer (1).docx (Word, 178KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Glen Johnson
0418 501 936

Position Details

Two positions available!

Are you interested in an active, on-the-ground role delivering Bushfire Recovery projects that will have a lasting impact on the health of our forest biodiversity? We are looking for two people skilled in planning, delivery and contract management for projects ranging from weed management, native fauna monitoring to fox control. You would be working closely with the District Forest and Fire Operations teams in Hume (Upper Murray and Ovens Districts) to assist in the delivery of activities related to Bushfire Recovery.

You will have strong project management skills, a working knowledge of biodiversity and environmental management issues and good communication skills.

Two positions are being offered: one focussing largely on weed control and vegetation management to deliver on post-fire Willow control projects to support Macquarie Perch recovery in the Buffalo, Buckland, and Rose River catchments; and the other around fox control to protect Long-footed potoroos in the Barry Mountains area. Both roles will finish on 30 June 2022. These are two great opportunities to get to know DELWP and its environmental work with important on-the-ground projects.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of biodiversity and ecological communities in Gippsland/ Hume region
  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in natural resource management or equivalent experience
  • Current Victorian driver's licence (Mandatory).

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2022. This position is located within the Ovens District.

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 Tuesday, 7 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. 


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