Australia nationals: Manager (Adaptation)

Victoria State Government
Melbourne, Australia
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Job Description

  •Opportunity to join Department of Environment Land Water and Planning
  •Flexible working options
  •Melbourne CBD location Provide strategic direction and policy advice on climate change adaptation in the Climate Change Policy Branch and across government.

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 Manager, Adaptation will contribute to the delivery of the Victorian Government's ambitious climate change policy agenda. The position leads the Adaptation Policy Team – a multi-disciplinary team that provides advice on climate change adaptation priorities and works with partners to build resilience to climate change in Victoria.

The Manager, Adaptation will:

  • Lead and oversee the delivery of commitments under Victoria's Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2017-2020.
  • Lead and support a high-performing team of 10 people, incorporating 3 workstreams (Climate Change Information and Communication, Place-Based Adaptation and Sector Based Adaptation).
  • Provide strategic leadership to the Adaptation Policy Team, to deliver on the objectives and commitments in Victoria's Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2017-2020.
  • Oversee the delivery of high-impact adaptation projects on time and in budget; effectively manage a budget of approximately $4 million per year in accordance with funding agreements and corporate obligations; facilitate effective project management across multiple projects and streamlining and integration of work across the Adaptation team.

Please refer to the position description for the key selection criteria.

This is an ongoing position.

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 Friday 14 December 2018.

To apply online and for further information on position description and selection criteria visit .