Project Officer

Opportunity to join the recently established Office of Bushfire Risk Management in the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning. The Office leads and co-ordinates the development of an end–to-end framework for evidence based fuel management across all land tenures in Victoria. We offer interesting work in a dynamic environment, with a flexible and positive culture. Come and join us!
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/50942699
Closing Date: 02-Feb-2022
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 50942699 VPS4 Project Officer PD.docx (Word, 182KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Louise Appleyard
0417 541 613

Position Details

The Project Officer is part of the Office of Bushfire Risk Management (OBRM), within the Policy and Planning division. The division is an important part of the Forest, Fire and Regions group, enabling the Department to efficiently, effectively and safely meet its forest, fire and emergency management responsibilities.

This role is part of a small team that supports the OBRM and its independent Ministerial Advisory Panel in their operations helping to drive a coordinated approach to fuel management across Victoria.

The Project Officer will work collaboratively with sector partners and stakeholders across fire agencies and land management agencies, building relationships to further OBRM objectives. The role requires organisational and project management skills, effective relationship building across government agencies, and attention to detail. Strong written and communication skills are also required. 

If this sounds like something you are interested in – we'd love to hear from you!

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification(s) or equivalent experience, in a relevant discipline is required

This is an ongoing position.

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 Wednesday, 2 February 2022.

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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