Senior Program Lead, Environment Protection On Country

As Victoria's environmental regulator, we set and enforce environmental standards to help ensure all Victorians can enjoy clean air, healthy waterways and pollutant-free land.

To achieve the best possible environmental outcomes for Victoria, we're increasingly shifting our focus from minimising the effects of environmental harm, to preventing it from happening in the first place.

To help us achieve this, we're now recruiting. By working at EPA you can enjoy a meaningful career with great work-life balance, while building a better future for our environment.

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Department: Environment Protection Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/EPA/STRATEGY/1664096
Closing Date: 04-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD_PN701857_Senior Program Lead Environment Protection on Country_Aboriginal Strategy & Partnerships_VPS5 Fixed Term.docx (Word, 1.95MB)
Job Specification

PD_PN701857_Senior Program Lead Environment Protection on Country_Aboriginal Strategy & Partnerships_VPS5 Fixed Term.pdf (PDF, 456KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Deborah Hollingworth
deborah.hollingworth@epa.vic.gov.au

Position Details

An exciting opportunity for a Senior Program Lead, Environment Protection On Country

This is a:

  • 3 year Fixed term contract to 2025
  • Full time hours
  • Immediate start

About the organisation

As Victoria's environment regulator, we set and implement environmental standards to help ensure all Victorians can enjoy clean air, healthy waterways and pollutant-free land.

Benefits of working with the EPA:

  • Contribute to the protection of Victoria's environment and our people's health
  • A focus on work/life balance and development opportunities
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace with many career pathways
  • Hybrid and flexible work arrangement options

The Senior Program Lead, Environment Protection On Country at EPA will:

Be part of the newly established Aboriginal Strategy & Partnerships Unit and will support the delivery of the Aboriginal Inclusion Action Plan. The role will play a lead role, engaging with Traditional Owners to develop new programs and ways to support environment protection on Country.

About You:

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • experience and/or qualifications in cultural heritage, natural resource management and/or environment protection
  • demonstrated senior level experience in working effectively with diverse Traditional Owner groups and Aboriginal Victorians
  • demonstrated people leadership
  • experience in program development and management

You are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander with experience in cultural heritage and/or environment protection. You have excellent people skills and are able to engage at a senior level with Traditional Owner corporations and groups across Victoria. You have signficant experience in program design and delivery.

How to apply

Click the ”Apply” button to submit your resume and cover letter. Applications close 4 October 2022.

EPA encourages applications from First Nations Australians and people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Please contact recruitment.mailbox@epa.vic.gov.au should you require this ad in an accessible format.

All queries in relation to this role should be directed to Deborah Hollingworth, Manager Aboriginal Strategy & Partnerships Unit on CONTACT deborah.hollingworth@epa.vic.gov.au / 0417051706.

Please note:

  • Preferred candidates will be required to submit proof of compliance with EPA's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (two doses of COVID-19 vaccine plus at least one booster dose).
  • You must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident (for ongoing roles) or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • Preferred candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including, but not limited to, police checks, reference checks and role related security clearances.


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