Program Manager

About EPA Victoria (EPA)

EPA works on behalf of all Victorians to protect the environment & human health by preventing & reducing pollution & waste.

EPA sets & enforces environmental standards & strives to achieve clean air, healthy waterways, safe land & minimal disturbances from noise & odour for Victorians.

EPA is Victoria's trusted voice on environmental protection for community, industry & Government.

We are recruiting for roles following the Victorian Government's response to the Independent Inquiry into the EPA. These new positions will help EPA meet the challenges posed by a changing climate, growing population & evolving economy.

At EPA you can make a real difference to your career, work-life balance, future & most importantly, our environment.

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Department: Environment Protection Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time or part time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/EPAA601212
Closing Date: 27-May-2019
Salary Range: $118,908 - $139,017
Job Duration: 30 June 2020
Attachments: Application Form - Program Manager May 2019.docx (Word, 24KB)
Candidate Report

Program Manager - Planning and Integration- EPA601212 PD.pdf (PDF, 462KB)
Job Specification

Program Manager - Planning and Integration- EPA601212 PD.docx (Word, 257KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Johanna Bidwell Acting Director
03 8458 2662

Position Details

Program Manager

  • $118,908 -$139,017 plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Fixed term, until 30 June 2020
  • CBD location

Would you like the opportunity to contribute to major Victorian environmental reforms as part of a high performing policy team with a great collaborative culture and flexible working arrangements? Are you a leader with excellent project management skills, a readiness to adapt to a dynamic working environment, and a drive to deliver? Do you have experience delivering complex policy projects? If so, then we would love to hear from you.

A critical element of the Victorian Government response to the Independent Inquiry into the Environment Protection Authority is the review and modernisation of the Environment Protection Act and subordinate legislation. A joint EPA and DELWP team, including staff from the EPA's Policy & Regulation unit and DELWP's Environment Protection Branch, are responsible for developing a range of necessary subordinate instruments to deliver the Government's commitment by July 2020.

The role is responsible for:

  • developing, coordinating, maintaining the program plan, and reporting on progress of the development of all subordinate instruments required for the commencement of the new      Environment Protection Act.
  • ensuring alignment  of the subordinate instrument reforms with broader legislative and EPA organisational reforms.
  • leading and coordinating the review and response to the public comment submissions on any proposed subordinate legislation.

The role will report to a joint EPA/DELWP project control board consisting of EPA's Director, Policy & Regulation and DELWP's Manager, Environment Protection Legislative Reform. The role will have one direct report in addition to supervising the work program of a small support team.

How to Apply: Applicants are invited to apply online via EPA Career Services. Applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter; addressing your experience, motivations and suitability to the role
  • Resume; including two referees

Applications close midnight on Monday, 27 May 2019. For further information on this role, please refer to the attached position description. All queries in relation to this role should be directed to Johanna Bidwell Acting Director on 03 8458 2662. All prospective employees are required to undergo a National Criminal Record Check prior to an employment offer being made. Individual responses to key selection criteria listed on the Position Description are not required. EPA Victoria is committed to supporting employees through flexible work arrangements and encouraging work/life balance. We are dedicated to maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported. We proactively seek to employ a diverse workforce to leverage the varied ideas of all employees, that drive innovation and success in everything we do. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. EPA Victoria welcomes applications from serving or past members of the Australian Defence Force. If you require advice and support with the application process please contact the Recruitment team on 1 300 372 842. EPA Victoria utilise an Order of Merit process whereby applicants deemed suitable may be retained on a Merit List, from which their application may be accessed for recruitment to similar roles within a 12 month period. Note: Applications received via e-mail will not be considered. For further information on Environment Protection Authority Victoria, please visit 

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