Senior Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Officer

Be responsible for developing and leading the implementation of a Statewide data management strategy for the SFB Program.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Science
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50939782L
Closing Date: 04-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: until 30 June 2023
Attachments: 50939782 PD - VPS5 Senior GIS Officer (September 2022).docx (Word, 186KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jill Fleming
0409 773 748

Position Details

The Senior GIS Officer sits within the Strategic Fuel Break (SFB) Taskforce and is responsible for developing and leading the implementation of a Statewide data management strategy for the SFB Program. In this role, you will undertake high level GIS analysis, reporting and visualisation to support planning and reporting requirements associated with the construction and maintenance of SFBs.

The SFB program is a significant investment ($35.8 million) in the development of a network of fuel breaks that will support community and asset protection, providing a strategic advantage for future fire control and planned burning operations in the context of a rapidly changing climate.

The role is suited to a self-motivated individual who can think critically and innovatively, and lead the development of data standards, tools and information to assist decision making across the program. The role will oversee the development of integrated business processes within DELWP in consultation and collaboration with key internal stakeholders (at state and regional levels), and ensure the adoption of effective data management practices.

The successful candidate will have strong technical GIS knowledge and experience that is paired with high level communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders (including decision-makers, technical and policy experts, and regional practitioners).

Come and join us!

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • An appropriate qualification in spatial sciences is desirable for this role.
  • Expertise using ArcGIS software is essential.
  • Extensive spatial data management and governance experience is highly desirable.
  • Experience in spatial modelling is highly desirable
  • An understanding of fire management principles, fire behaviour science and emergency management practices is desirable.

This is a fixed term role available until 30 June 2023.

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 Tuesday, 4 October 2022.

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.  Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

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.  

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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