Senior Science Engagement Officer

• Communicate technical concepts

• Stakeholder engagement

• Melbourne CBD location

Lead the development and implementation of innovative communication methods and behavioural change initiatives.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Science
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/FFR07
Closing Date: 22-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: Fixed Term until 30 June 2019
Attachments: FFR07 VPS5 Senior Science Engagement Officer-PD FINAL.docx (Word, 110KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Andy Ackland
03 9637 8078

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.

The Senior Science Engagement Officer will lead the development and implementation of innovative ways to better communicate technical concepts relating to bushfires and planned burning, to improve community and stakeholder engagement and decision making and support strategic and operational bushfire management planning. The position will be responsible for initiating and integrating research into operational tools and methods that support strategic and operational planning, decision making and community engagement.

If you have demonstrated knowledge and experience in science communication you are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience in the design and implementation of behavioural change initiatives (e.g. diagnosis, behavioural framework design, community and stakeholder engagement, change management) is highly desirable.

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2019.

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 on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

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