Senior Project Officer - Coastal Drone Pilot

The Senior Project Officer - Coastal Drone Pilot will work with DELWP, partner agencies, and academic institutions to coordinate fieldwork activities within the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program (VCMP), including drone-based beach surveying.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Information Management
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50944498
Closing Date: 04-Jul-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: 50944498 VPS4 Senior Project Officer - Coastal Drone Pilot - PD.docx (Word, 172KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Dr Jak McCarroll
0418 873 854

Position Details

We are seeking an experience drone pilot to manage survey protocols and the collection of field imagery data for the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program. The role will lead the piloting of coastal monitoring surveys across Victoria's iconic beaches and coastline. You will be responsible for ensuring support staff and citizen scientists have necessary training, licensing, quality control and occupational health of safety standards. The skills we require also include proficiency with data processing and application of imagery processing software, coding languages (e.g., Python) and GIS software.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Experience coordinating a drone-based mapping and monitoring program, including holding a relevant drone pilot license (Remote Pilot, ReOC, Chief Pilot, and/or Commercial Pilot), extensive personal piloting experience, and experience in coordinating and supervising junior drone pilots and related staff.
  • Proficiency in data processing, management, and quality control of data products from a drone program (e.g., digital elevation models), to an industry standard of precision, including capability to use relevant imagery processing software, coding languages (e.g., Python) and GIS software.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 12 months.

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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