About This Position
Council’s Natural Areas and Biodiversity (NAB) Team sits within the Environment, Development and Community Directorate and takes a lead role in developing the strategic environmental and biodiversity policies, projects and plans to support healthy and diverse environments and sustainable outcomes in our community.
We are currently seeking a Coordinator to lead the NAB team. The role is responsible for the development, integration, and implementation of policies, plans and technical advice, including the management of Council’s reserves, coastal and riparian areas, threatened species and communities, bushfire planning, environmental interpretation activities, and strategic weed management program. The Coordinator requires a strong vision and research based approach for improving the protection and resilience of ecological values and natural areas.
Ideally tertiary qualified, you will have high-level knowledge and experience in nature conservation and/or environmental management and project management. You will have excellent communication skills and experience in leading a team of professionals and operational employees. Demonstrated experience in leading the delivery of a strategic work program, managing budgets, major strategies and plans is essential. Project management expertise that maintains and builds on stakeholder relationships to enable collaboration and the delivery of quality outcomes is also essential.
The position is full-time and the commencement salary is $94,754 to $107,400 per annum, plus 12.5% employer superannuation and a 19-day month. For more information, contact Liz Quinn, Coordinator NAB on 03 6211 8200.
How to apply: A copy of the position description for this vacancy and information detailing requirements for applications are available below. All applications must include a document addressing the selection criteria and a current resume.
Applications close at 4pm on Monday 3 October 2022 and can be submitted by clicking ‘Apply Now’ below.
Please provide a written statement which addresses the selection criteria in your application:
- A tertiary qualification relevant to the role, for example, ecology, biology, environmental Science and or/conservation management or another relevant qualification in a directly related field.
- Extensive experience in environmental science and management, including natural area and land management planning, coastal and waterway management, nature conservation and related policy and strategy development, project management and evaluation, on-ground implementation and working with the community.
- Demonstrated supervisory capacity and the ability to lead a team of professional and operational employees in a multi-disciplinary Unit.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the legislative framework within which Council operates and demonstrated ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation, guidelines, standards, codes of practice, policies and By-laws relevant to the role.
- Strong communication and community relationship building skills, including advocacy, negotiation, conflict resolution and public presentations.
- Proven capacity to analyse, articulate and contribute to the implementation of complex multi-disciplinary projects that require political awareness, critical thinking and problem-solving ability.
- Effective project management skills and the ability to develop and monitor work outcome efficiencies through prioritisation and risk assessment principles.
- High level written and verbal communication skills with the ability to produce and present detailed reports and correspondence and professionally represent Council.
- Competent computer skills and knowledge using Microsoft Office software and Geographic Information Systems.
- Sound understanding of risk management and WHS issues relevant to the role.
11. Current unrestricted motor vehicle driver’s licence.
- Relevant post-graduate tertiary qualifications or training in areas that are relevant to local government’s environmental management responsibilities.