Local recruitment: Project Officer Waterway Health

Victoria Government

Melbourne VIC, Australia 🇦🇺

Department:Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type:Fixed term – flexible
Job Function:Projects
Work Location:Melbourne – CBD
Closing Date:01-Oct-2023
Salary Range:$91,418 – $103,725
Job Duration:Until 30 June 2026
Attachments:PD – 50932570 VPSG4 Project Officer Waterway Health .docx (Word, 608KB)
Recruitment Approval
Contact:Joel Rawlinson
03 8508 1280 or [email protected]

Position Details

The Waterway Health team is currently seeking a motivated professional with the passion and skills to contribute to the management of Victoria’s waterways under the impact of climate change.

As a part of our collaborative team, this position will be responsible for executing a range of projects in alignment with the Victorian Waterway Management Strategy. The primary focus of this role centers on the development of decision support tools, providing critical information and guidance to shape the strategic management of Victoria’s waterways. The results of this work will be integrated into guidance materials for the development of regional waterway strategies.

This position is ideally suited for applicants with technical expertise in natural resource management complemented by skills in critical thinking, project delivery, stakeholder management and collaborative teamwork.

If you would like more information about this position, please feel free to reach out before submitting your application

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • An appropriate qualification in environmental science, natural resource, environmental management, social science or relevant equivalent.
  • Experience working in the fields of water, catchment, natural resource or environmental management.
  • Experience working in the public sector, such as within government agencies or statutory authorities.
  • Knowledge of environmental data and its management (including databases and spatial data) is desirable.

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2026. 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 Sunday, 1 October 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.  

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.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA 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.

4 days remaining

Apply by 1 October, 2023




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