Biodiversity Officer


Hobsons Bay City Council


Altona, Melbourne

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Permanent part-time (0.6 EFT) Band 6 $84,497 - $92,100 pro rata (+ 9.5% super & industry allowance)



Hobsons Bay is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate Biodiversity Officer to join our Parks and Conservation Team.

This exciting position will involve strategic-based approaches to Council's management of biodiversity values.

Our municipality is a key destination for international migratory wading birds with Ramsar listed wetlands within our borders. We have highly valued grasslands, woodlands, salt marsh and mangrove communities. The diversity of habitats will be a key driver in this role. 

The Biodiversity Officer's key responsibilities include delivering actions and goals of Hobsons Bay's Biodiversity Strategy 2017-22, through the development and review of strategic policies, procedures and documents relating to biodiversity and the environment. Current priorities include conditions to which Council will accept offset sites, review resources required to implement the Biodiversity Strategy and assist with strengthening the protection of significant vegetation.

This role will work closely with Council's Sustainability Team aligning actions from strategies and policies across Council to ensure best outcome. Additionally liaising with the Planning Department on areas around planning controls and developing GIS protection overlays.

This position is based both in the office (90%) and out in the field (10%).

Objectives of the role:

Implement actions from Council's adopted Biodiversity Strategy 2017-22.

Develop relationships with stakeholders to assist with delivery of the Biodiversity Strategy.

Support and liaise with Council's Conservation Team to help deliver key conservation objectives.

The successful applicant will have;

  • Tertiary qualifications in environmental science, environmental sustainability or environmental engineering fields.
  • Team-focused with a positive attitude.
  • Experience in work-related to biodiversity projects with proven experience in developing and implementing biodiversity programs.
  • Ability to work independently and/or collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills (including clear and concise report writing, gaining cooperation and assistance, public speaking, consultation and relationship building).
  • Strong understanding of planning policies, requirements and processes relating to biodiversity conservation and land management.
  • Related knowledge of native vegetation clearing regulations.
  • Up-to-date and timely knowledge of broader policy contexts (e.g. State and Federal legislative requirements) and of developments or innovations in environmental tools and best practice.
  • Experience in managing grants, projects, contractors and related budgets.

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