Australia nationals: Project Officer (Sustainable Irrigation Program (SIP))

Victoria Government
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Position Details

The Sustainable Irrigation Program (SIP) Project Officer position will support delivery of key actions identified in the Victorian Water Plan - Water for Victoria, Chapter 4 - Water for Agriculture. The project officer will work as part of the team delivering priority sustainable irrigation projects and coordinate the delivery of irrigation drainage programs funded from the Environmental Contribution (EC) Levy.

The Project Officer will take a lead in delivery of the Victorian Irrigation Drainage Program (VIDP) Strategic Directions and Action 4.6 of Water for Victoria which covers activities to manage salinity, water logging and water quality. In the area of irrigation drainage, regions are working with DELWP to identify and implement new drainage options, which utilise the landscape's inherent ability to drain the landscape within the irrigated environment. There is also a focus on protecting the water quality connected systems, such as the Gippsland Lakes and the Murray River, in accordance with the Environmental Protection Amendment Act (2018).

The project officer will 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 on regional projects, which contribute to a successful salinity management framework across four States and one Territory.

The position has a strong emphasis on engagement across delivery partners and communities to make informed decisions, guide appropriate investment, improve system efficiency and reduce the environmental impacts of irrigation across Victoria.

Importantly, the role will work closely with partners including Catchment Management Authorities, Agriculture Victoria, Rural Water Authorities and colleagues across DELWP and the Water and Catchments group to design and administer the program.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (e.g. Degree/post-graduate study in science, 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 until 1 March 2022.

 To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and Knowledge and Skills sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Monday 5 October 2020.

Other relevant information: 

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

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