Citizen Science Officer - Latrobe Valley

About the EPA

Caring for our environment is a shared responsibility. Protecting Victorians, our environment, and our future from the harmful effects of pollution and waste is EPA Victoria’s responsibility.

EPA Victoria works on behalf of all Victorians to protect the health and wellbeing of our communities and our environment, preserving our state’s future liveability and prosperity. EPA Victoria does this by effectively regulating our environment, applying a philosophy of prevention and improvement to drive positive future environmental change, providing community, industry, and Government with a trusted voice on environmental protection.

Job Details
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Department: Environment Protection Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Science
Classification: SCIA.2
Work Location: Gippsland - Latrobe Valley
Reference: VG/EPA600803A
Closing Date: 02-May-2017
Salary Range: $63,629 - $70,445
Job Duration: until 31 July 2017
Attachments: Application Form - Citizen Science Officer LV.docx (Word, 30KB)
Candidate Report

EPA600803 - Citizen Science Officer - Latrobe Valley VPS G Sci A 2 PD April 2017.pdf (PDF, 232KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Patrick McCormick
03 8458 2470

Position Details

Support delivery of the Latrobe Valley Citizen Science Project by:

maintaining existing EPA citizen science water quality monitoring projects

delivering the citizen science tier of the new air monitoring approach

liaising regularly with volunteers

internal & external reporting

supporting development of & delivering project plans

What will a typical day look like for you?

As an experienced citizen science practioner, you will find your role at EPA rewarding & challenging. Day to day you will be supporting existing volunteers in-person and remotely, meeting formally and informally with colleagues, recruiting and training new citizen scientists, identifying new opportunities in the citizen science space, overseeing citizen science data collection and quality assurance, writing and reviewing plans, arranging and supporting project meetings & participating in usual desk-based work.

What you bring

Ability to organise projects/programs

Ability to engage & build relationships easily with others, including members of the public.

Ability to lead field-based data collection, analysis & interpretation

Ability to identify innovative approaches and opportunities

Understanding of the importance of quality and risk management, committed to delivery of work that meets client quality needs.

About the team you’ll be joining

The team develops and delivers applied science programs (e.g. Air Transformation, Latrobe Valley Community Air Monitoring & Citizen Science, Yarra and Bay Plan, recreational water quality – Beach Report and the citizen science program).

You should apply online and submit:

a cover letter addressing your experience, motivations and suitability to the role;

a resume; and

a completed application form.

You are only required to address the Key Selection Criteria (KSC) listed in the Application Form.

If you would like further information on this role, please refer to the attached position description.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format such as large print, please email the Resourcing Co-ordinator at or call 1300 372 842.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are invited to contact the Resourcing Co-ordinator via email at or by calling 1300 372 842 for advice and support with your application.

All applications will be treated confidentially. EPA Victoria is an equal opportunity employer, with a commitment to merit, equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We utilise merit-based selection. Therefore, you are not required to share personal information such as gender, age, culture etc. unless you so wish.

Please do not email your application.

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