Forest Science Communicator - Forest Reform Program

• Translate forest values assessment data into products to support community engagement

• Support the collection and collation of data about forest values

• Location: Negotiable within Hume region

We are seeking an experienced science communicator with a good understanding of Victoria’s forest environments.
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: North East - Benalla
Reference: VG/932012
Closing Date: 21-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $82,574 - $93,689
Job Duration: 18 Months
Attachments: PD - VPS4 Forest Science Communicator - Forest Reform Project.docx (Word, 111KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sue Berwick
0407 463 081

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.

Are you passionate about Science Communication? Do you have great communication skills and experience in translating complex scientific information into communication products for different audiences?

We are looking for an experienced science communicator with a good understanding of Victoria's forest environments to support modernisation of Victoria's Regional Forest Agreements and forest management system.

The Forest Science Communicator – Forest Reform Program will join the Natural Environment Programs Branch of the Hume Region and be responsible for translating data and modelling outputs of the forest values assessment into information products that can support regional engagement with local communities about the future management of Victoria's forests. The incumbent will also assist in collection and collation of data and information about a wide range of forest values (environment, indigenous, social, economic and ecosystem services) as required. The position will participate in the communication of the information products to the community.

The successful candidate will have a tertiary qualification in forest science, environmental science, natural resource management or other relevant discipline. We are also looking for a candidate who has a knowledge of forest ecosystems and management in southern Australia and of forest modelling, image analysis platforms, GIS and various data management platforms.

Past experience will be in one or more of the following areas - community engagement, community development, stakeholder relationship management, communications.

Additionally, the successful candidate will possess a strong suite of skills such as verbal and written communication, excellent relationship management, problem solving and planning and organising.

This is a fixed term available for a period of 18 months.

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, Sunday 21 October 2018.

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

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