Forest Planning Officer

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Port Phillip Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/50945640F
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $72,751 - $88,336
Job Duration: until 30 June 2024
Attachments: PD DEECA - 50945640 VPS3 Forest Planning Officer.docx (Word, 953KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Bec Jack
0467 715 444

Position Details

The Forest Planning Officer will provide high quality cultural, social, economic, environmental management and planning services in the Values and Assets Planning Team.

The purpose of this role is to support delivery of regulatory tasks to better manage the potential impacts on State forest values. This will be done through forest regulation and utilisation programs and support the management of timber harvesting operations across the region.

The Forest Planning Officer will work with the Values and Assets Team, the Regional Forest & Fire Planning Unit & the Forest, and Forest Fire Operations units to ensure the consistent, integrated, and efficient delivery of forest and fire management planning services across FFRG.

The Forest Planning Project Officer will actively contribute to a high performing culture and support a positive, open, delivery focused team that values and supports people and is based on collaboration, accountability, and trust.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Capability and understanding of databases and mapping tools, or a desire to learn.
  • Qualifications and expertise related to natural resource management strategic planning or a related environmental field are desirable. 

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2024. The work location for this position is flexible within the Port Phillip Region, 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 Sunday, 5 February 2023.

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.  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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