Australia nationals: Project Officer

Victoria Government

Melbourne, VIC, AU

An opportunity to prepare and implement project plans and provide strategic advice on managing and licensing groundwater and unregulated surface water systems.

The Water and Catchment Group in partnership with water corporations and catchment management authorities, is responsible for effectively managing Victoria’s water resources to meet future urban, rural and environmental needs. The Water and Catchment Group works across DELWP, with agencies, Ministers, stakeholders and the community to balance the economic, environmental and social values of water. This work helps secure water supplies, greener cities and towns and healthy waterways and aquifers.

The Water Resources Division is responsible for sustainable management of the condition, availability and access to Victoria’s water resources. The Division has three branches – Water Resource Information and Modelling, Water Resource Operations Policy, and Water Resource Assessment and Planning.

The Project Officer is part of the Licensing Groundwater and Unregulated Systems team that is responsible for overseeing the minister’s delegates who provide licenses for the take and use of groundwater and unregulated surface water and associated works.

The position supports the team by providing timely and strategic policy advice to the minister, senior management and external stakeholders on the planning and management of Victoria’s groundwater and unregulated surface water resources. The position aims to improve licensing information, policies, systems, and processes.

The Project Officer is a strong communicator with project planning and research skills and is confident preparing written briefs and correspondence. The ability to build relationships with stakeholders will be an important part of the role. The role will also involve providing some secretariate support for working groups and committees. 

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • A degree qualification or higher, preferably in science, environmental engineering, natural resource management, environmental law, or a relevant equivalent, to assist formulation and implementation of relevant policy is desired.

This is a fixed term position available until 1 February 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 capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Monday, 7 June 2021.

Other relevant information:

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

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.

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.