Project Officer

• Opportunity to have real-world impact and work closely with the agricultural sector

• Join a high-performing team within the Statewide Infrastructure and Rural Strategy Division

• Location: East Melbourne

The Water and Catchment Group in partnership with water corporations and catchment management authorities, is responsible for effectively managing Victoria’s water resources to meet future urban, rural and environmental needs.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Natural Resource Management
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/927676
Closing Date: 28-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $84,019 - $95,329
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: PD_VPS4_ProjectOfficer.docx (Word, 124KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Toni Radcliffe, Senior Policy Officer
(03) 9367 9150

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 Project Officer supports the Rural Water Policy and Programs division and reports to the Senior Policy. This role will support policy, implementation and administration of policy priorities that support partner organisations and rural communities to make informed decisions, and to support the long-term viability of irrigated agriculture in Victoria. The role works closely with partner organisations including rural water corporations, Catchment Management Authorities, other government departments, and other teams within DELWP.

The Project Officer will also analyse technical and policy papers, develop policy options and make recommendations, as well as facilitate strategic discussions and provide state guidance on the key frameworks, strategies and tools such as Land and Water Management Plans, Irrigation Development Guidelines and incentive programs.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of the natural resource management and/or irrigation fields (i.e. water resource management, irrigation practice, water markets and social or economic impact management) including technical matters, planning and policy frameworks. Highly desirable, they will also possess a qualification in science, natural resource/environmental management or business management (including economics).

This is a fixed term position available until 14 September 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 Monday, 4 February 2019.

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