Advert ID: 20003842
Forest Practices Authority
Tasmania, North or South
The Forest Practices Authority (FPA) is the independent regulator of forest practices, across public and private land, in Tasmania. The FPA has statutory responsibilities to administer the Forest Practices Act 1985 and to report annually to Parliament. The FPA has 21 employees including compliance officers and specialists in the management of natural and cultural values. FPA staff undertake research, monitoring, and compliance investigations, and provide training and advice to forest practices officers and planners.
The FPA is widely respected for the independent role it plays as the regulator of forest practices in Tasmania. The FPA has an independent board with expertise in governance, forestry, natural resource management, conservation and local government.
The Manager Compliance’s responsibilities include co-ordinating the FPA’s annual monitoring and assessment program which samples a selection of forest practices plans on public and private land across the forest estate. The assessments record the standards being achieved and whether the operations comply with the requirements of the Forest Practices Code. The Manager Compliance is also responsible for ensuring alleged breaches of the Forest Practices Act are investigated and appropriate enforcement action is considered by the Board. The role also includes training and oversight of Forest Practices Officers, and providing advice and training on forest practices to a range of people including foresters, landowners, contractors, Government agencies and the community. The role is assisted by two Forest Practices Advisers and reports to the Chief Forest Practices Officer.
The ideal candidate’s qualifications, experience and skills would include the following:
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Please see vacancy notice in Department of State Growth section in www.jobs.tas.gov.au.
Applications close: 11:55pm AEST Sunday, 29 September, 2019.