Senior Project Officer

Job Details
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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/50942603EX
Closing Date: 08-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: until 4 December 2023
Attachments: PD DEECA - 50942603 VPS5 Senior Project Officer.docx (Word, 953KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Aaron Garrett
0448 091 973 or

Position Details

The Senior Project Officer will coordinate the delivery of the Environmental Management Masterplan for the Moolap Wetlands and Former Saltworks, as part of the implementation of the Moolap Coastal Strategic Framework Plan and contribute to priorities of the Major Projects branch. This role will be required to successfully manage the project team's actions, consultant procurement and delivery, coordinate sensitive community and stakeholder engagement, coordinate governance groups and prepare status reports and Ministerial briefings. The role will demonstrate high level project management skills with initiative and experience to undertake evidence based research, conceptual thinking, and options analysis to inform stakeholders and the final deliverables.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • A relevant qualification in project management, planning, environmental science/management, social sciences, economics, engineering, architecture or landscape design, is desired.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering, or taking a leading role in delivery of, a complex environmental, land management, infrastructure or planning related projects, managing project teams and project governance in the public or private sectors is required.
  • Knowledge of key government legislation, policies and strategies on land use planning, environmental science/management, coastal processes, or public land management is desired.

This is a fixed term position available until 4 December 2023. 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, 8 February 2023.

Other relevant information:

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 (3 doses) 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.  

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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