Program Officer Coastal Projects

• Help communities enhance the environment for the future

• Deliver high quality land management programs

• Deliver regional priorities

Oversee the delivery of the regions Coastal Protection Infrastructure Upgrade Program, Beach Protection Program and Coastal Public Access and Risk Grants.
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: Geelong - Surf Coast
Reference: VG/926276A
Closing Date: 26-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $82,574 - $93,689
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 926276 coastal officer.docx (Word, 119KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Michael Noelker
5220 2011

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.

The Land and Built Environment Program Officer (Coastal Projects) will help communities enhance the environment for the future by managing the coastal infrastructure program across the Barwon South West Region from Geelong, along the Great Ocean Road and through to the South Australian border.  The position oversees the delivery of the regions Coastal Protection Infrastructure Upgrade Program, Beach Protection Program and Coastal Public Access and Risk Grants and works closely with other regions and the Statewide coastal team to deliver the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program and other marine and coastal strategies.

The Barwon South West region delivers the Coastal Protection Infrastructure Upgrade Program, Beach Protection Program and Coastal Public Access and Risk Grants along the coastline from Geelong to the South Australian border.  Delivery of these programs is critical for the ongoing suitability of the coastline that provide significant environmental, social, cultural and economic value to the region through the visitor economy, marine and terrestrial biodiversity, Aboriginal heritage sites and positive impacts on health and wellbeing.

 Working with local land managers and other government agencies, the role will strengthen effective relationships between DELWP, coastal stakeholders, local communities and coastal users.  It will oversee the repair of priority coastal protection structures, maintain a coastal asset database, renourish priority beaches, respond to unplanned storm events/emergencies and oversee coastal grants programs.

 If you enjoy liaising with multiple stakeholders, resolving risk issues, contributing to the delivery of regional priorities and working across interesting projects, you will be part of a team in the Barwon South West region that help communities enhance the environment for the future.

 The ideal candidate will be able to look for continuous improvement opportunities to innovate and support the Barwon South West Region to strengthen the management of the coastline for the long-term benefit of the Victorian community.

This position is Fixed Term until 30 November 2019 .

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, 26 October 2018.

To apply online and for further information on position description and selection criteria visit www.careers.vic.gov.au.


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