Climate Science Knowledge Broker

Are you keen to make climate science more accessible for decision makers?
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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/50944273
Closing Date: 04-Jul-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 2 years
Attachments: 50944273 VPS5 Climate Science Knowledge Broker - PD.docx (Word, 171KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Vicki Barmby
0401 999 325

Position Details

The Knowledge Broker role is a unique opportunity to work as part of a broader network with Australia's leading climate change research and decision-making agencies through a partnership with the National Environment Science Program Climate Systems Hub.

The Knowledge Broker will highlight the broad stakeholder needs of states and territories to inform research priorities, enhancement of applied decision-making tools and research projects being delivered in Australia. You will have excellent relationship skills provide specialist knowledge and experience in translating scientific knowledge for different contexts.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification(s) including science, engineering, or similar is mandatory, and a postgraduate qualification is desirable. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of climate risk and experience applying climate science to support decision-making climate is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience communicating climate change science concepts and/or translating technical information into content accessible to a non-technical audience is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience of stakeholder engagement and needs analysis and co-design of research projects and or knowledge products is highly desirable.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 2 years.

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 Monday, 04 July 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.

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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