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Natural Environment Programs Officer (Vret)

State Government of Victoria - Barwon Heads, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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The Victorian Government has legislated Renewable Energy Targets of 25% by 2020, 40% by 2025 and 50% by 2030.

The Natural Environment Programs Officer (Victorian Renewable Energy Target) ensures biodiversity assets are recognised, and appropriately considered and conserved through the planning and approvals processes for renewable energy project proposals.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in environmental assessments including threatened species management and be able to apply these experiences to the assessment of renewable energy project proposals. They will have a proven ability to solve complex issues and problems, work on a wide range of tasks with variable deadlines, and work in a team environment. They will demonstrate good influence and negotiation skills and an ability to provide advice to, and build relationships with, a wide variety of stakeholders including industry, consultants, other government agencies, and the community.

This position requires a person with very good verbal and written communication skills, and an understanding of DELWP's environment policy responsibilities and its role in renewable energy development.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in science or natural resource management, preferably with an emphasis on avifauna and / or bats is desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in environmental assessments, including threatened species management is mandatory.
This is a fixed term position until 30 June 2023. This position is located within Barwon South West region.

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 Sunday, 16 May 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.

State Government of Victoria

Barwon Heads, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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