Local recruitment: Sustainable Irrigation Program (Project Officer)

Victoria Government

Melbourne VIC, Australia 🇦🇺

The Sustainable Irrigation Program (SIP) Project Officer position will lead the delivery of the Victorian Irrigation Drainage Program (VIDP) Strategic Directions 2021-24 and projects to manage salinity, groundwater, water logging and water quality as per Action 4.6 of Water for Victoria.

Department:Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type:Fixed term – flexible
Job Function:Environment
Work Location:Melbourne – CBD
Closing Date:12-Jan-2023
Salary Range:$90,067 – $102,192
Job Duration:6 months
Attachments:50927677 VPSG4 Project Officer – PD.docx (Word, 164KB)
Job Specification
Contact:Melissa Tylee
0409 261 295

Position Details

A key focus is on protecting the water quality connected systems, such as the Gippsland Lakes and the Murray River, in accordance with the Environmental Protection Amendment Act (2017). The role will also contribute to meeting Victoria’s salinity obligations under the Murray-Darling Basin Agreement and the Basin Salinity Management 2030 strategy (BSM2030). This will involve working in a broader team to deliver regional projects, which contribute to a successful salinity management framework across four States and one Territory.

Importantly, the role will work closely with partners including Catchment Management Authorities, Agriculture Victoria, rural water authorities and colleagues across DELWP to design and administer the program. Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (e.g. Degree/post-graduate study in science, engineering, hydrology, natural resource/environmental management, agricultural science or similar discipline) is highly desirable. 
  • Experience working in the Victorian water industry or natural resource management sector is highly desirable.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 6 months. The work location for this position is flexible within Victoria with hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Thursday, 12 January 2023.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date (3 doses) or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

DELWP welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.




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