Biodiversity Officer

• Opportunity to make a positive impact on Victoria’s natural environment

• Analyze the influence of bushfire management on ecological values

• Location: Port Phillip

The Forest, Fire and Regions Group (FFRG) provides high quality policy advice on forest, fire and emergency management, and delivers integrated, accessible and high quality departmental programs and services in partnership with local communities.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Port Phillip Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/926206
Closing Date: 18-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $84,019 - $95,329
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 926206 VPS4 BiodiversityOfficer PD.docx (Word, 120KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Frazer Wilson, Team Leader Risk & Evaluation

Position Details

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.

This Biodiversity Officer position leads strategic fire ecology within Port Phillip Region. This position works with internal and external stakeholders to integrate biodiversity and ecosystem resilience measures into DELWP's strategic bushfire management planning. The position also manages one other fire ecologist.

The Biodiversity Officer works in a supportive and high performing team of technical specialists including Fire Behaviour, Fire Ecology and Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting staff working across Knoxfield and Heidelberg. If you have a strong Biodiversity background with experience/understanding about fire management and are excellent at ArcGIS and analytics, then this position will suit you. 

Your contribution to this position will influence Strategic Bushfire Management Plans and future Forest Management Plans. It will use metrics such as Geometric Mean of Abundance to optimize forest usage and planned burning locations. You will also be accountable for assessing and advising on species and communities most at risk to fire, bushfire and planning, developing strategies and mitigation measures to minimise potential impacts. 

This is a fixed term position available until June 2020.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria and any job requirements specified in the position description. 

Applications close at midnight Friday, 18 January 2019.

To apply online and for further information on position description and selection criteria visit

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