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.
|Department:||Environment Protection Authority|
|Work Type:||Fixed term - part time|
|Work Location:||Gippsland - Latrobe Valley|
|Salary Range:||$63,629 - $70,445|
|Job Duration:||until 31 July 2017|
|Attachments:||Application Form - Citizen Science Officer LV.docx (Word, 30KB)|
EPA600803 - Citizen Science Officer - Latrobe Valley VPS G Sci A 2 PD April 2017.pdf (PDF, 232KB)
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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.
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