Senior Fishery Manager

The VFA is a statutory authority established to facilitate the effective management of Victoria’s fisheries resources in a coordinated and strategic way that ensures their ongoing sustainability. The Victorian Fisheries Authority has been established to facilitate the effective management of Victoria’s fisheries resources. The Authority has around 160 employees located in the Melbourne CBD, metropolitan Melbourne and across regional Victoria.
Job Details
Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Natural Resource Management
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/025224
Closing Date: 15-Aug-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position-Description-Senior Fishery Manager July 2022.pdf (PDF, 397KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Toby Jeavons

Position Details

Senior Fishery Manager

  • Salary: VPS5 - $103,920 - $125,735
  • Employment Type: Full time, fixed-term (12 months)
  • Location: 1 Spring Street Melbourne (flexibility available)


About the Opportunity

This Senior Fishery Manager works within the Fisheries Management Division, which is responsible for the development and implementation of management policies and arrangements to facilitate the sustainable use of Victoria's fisheries resources. 

The successful candidate will work constructively with the commercial and recreational fishing sectors, VFA management, policy, compliance and research staff and other stakeholders on the range of policy and management issues encountered.

About You

To be successful in this position, you will hold an appropriate tertiary qualification in a science related field, ideally in Natural Resource Management, or an equivalent level of experience.

As part of a collaborative team providing specialist advice and contributing to the conservation of marine aquatic ecosystems, your stakeholder engagement and communication skills will be critical to achieving strategic outcomes. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • An ability to implement and communicate policies, plans and guidelines for improving the management of Victoria's fisheries 
  • Proven analytical skills balanced by strong interpersonal skills to liaise on complex, sensitive issues
  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Alignment to applying OH&S policy and ensuring a safe work environment

This position will require you to hold a valid Drivers' Licence and involves evening and / or weekend work.

More information can be found in the Position Description. 


Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport is committed to building a culture of developing our people to achieve great outcomes for the Victorian transport network. We are proud of our commitment to flexible work arrangements that support different ways of working, helping employees balance work and life. We are focused on providing a workplace environment that is rewarding, enjoyable, healthy and productive for all employees, where contributions are valued and recognised, expectations are clear, and treatment is fair and equitable. More information on the PD attached.


How to Apply

Applications including a resume and a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria are to be submitted online. Applications not addressing the Key Selection Criteria may not be considered.

Applications close Sunday 14 August 2022. 

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Toby Jeavons, Manager, Marine and Estuarine Fisheries - 0477390678.

Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Please note: This position requires the successful employee to provide evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or medical evidence which confirms the individual is unable to receive a dose, or a further dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical contraindication or an acute medical illness. Failure to comply with this condition of employment will impact your eligibility for employment in this position with DoT.

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