Senior Drafting Officer

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Land Management
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50945000
Closing Date: 17-Apr-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: 30 September 2025
Attachments: VPS4_Senior_Drafting_Officer_LRP_PD_50945000.docx (Word, 843KB)
Job Specification

Contact: David Rendle
0427 590 802 /

Position Details

The purpose of this role is to enable Surveyor-General Victoria to support major government land reform projects and related business dealings by providing plan and survey services.

The role requires a sound knowledge of Victoria's cadastral and land information systems, land surveying and advanced capability with CAD software packages, to support the Senior Surveyors in the delivery of plan and surveying services for a variety of plans in the Crown and freehold domains relating to cadastral surveying, land tenure and government land dealings/projects.

The Land Reform Projects section of Surveyor-General Victoria (SGV) provides plan and land surveying services for specific Government land reform projects. Working with project partners, the team is responsible for investigating land tenure and parcel definition matters to support the delivery of projects of State significance. Current projects include the Great Ocean Road Management Reform, Immediate Protections Areas and the creation of new parks in Victoria's Central West.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification in Geomatics or equivalent (surveying, cartography, or GIS) is preferred together with a minimum of four years' experience in that field is highly desirable.
  • A sound knowledge of Victoria's Crown survey requirements, land information records and related surveying regulatory processes to enable the complete mathematical and cadastral re-establishment examination of Crown Survey documentation.
  • Understands and uses a wide range of software applications for word processing, email, and computer-aided drafting with a high-level knowledge of ‘MicroStation' and ArcGIS.

This is a fixed term position available until 30 September 2025. The work location for this position is flexible within Victoria.

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, 17 April 2024.

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. 

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.

Please note: Due to Machinery of Government changes under Section 30 of the Public Administration Act (PPA), effective 1 January 2023, your employment will be with the Department of Transport and Planning. Corporate Services, including payroll, will be provided by Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action while a process for the formal transfer of staff in impacted areas is implemented.

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