Coordinator - Natural Assets


City of Casey


Melbourne, Victoria

Salary etc:

Salary starts at $87,240 (Band 6) p.a. + super

  • Must have experience to develop, lead, motivate staff, plan and prioritize the teamwork programs
  • Permanent Full-time Opportunity
  • Supportive team / Free onsite parking / Competitive salary and great benefits

About Casey

The City of Casey is an ambitious, innovative and customer-focused Council driven by our vision of 'creating Australia's most liveable city'. As the largest and one of the fastest growing municipalities in Victoria, Council plans and delivers quality services and infrastructure for the more than 356,600 residents who call Casey home.

The City of Casey workspace sits within Bunjil Place, located in Narre Warren, which is a must-visit destination in Melbourne’s south east.  Bunjil Place reflects and enhances the city’s rich diversity, inspiring an energetic and cosmopolitan atmosphere; and has become a lively meeting place.

About the role

This role sits in the City Presentation department.  The department maintains all Casey’s facilities, infrastructure, parks, open space and natural assets.  Council has approximately 250 hectares of natural bushland and net gain areas that this position will become responsible for managing and enhancing.

The Purpose of this position is to lead a team of staff, contractors and volunteers to implement, establish and maintain high quality natural assets and environments whilst enhancing biodiversity throughout the municipality in a timely manner. Oversee the natural assets team to enable the completion of reactive and proactive works to a high standard whilst minimizing environmental impacts maintaining a customer focused approach.

In this role you will

  • Develop and coordinate works programs and provide specialized advice for Council’s bushland and nature reserves, revegetation and offset sites and water sensitive urban design systems ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and policies
  • Manage the Casey Native Vegetation Offset Scheme including the provision of contractual documentation, work programming, budgeting and maintenance.
  • Provide advice or reports on conservation, biodiversity and contractual matters including works and development applications to internal and external stakeholders (including Councilors, contractors, staff and community groups)
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic and operational plans, and management plans that relate to all assets within the natural environment.
  • Develop, implement and coordinate capital works projects including budgeting, community consultation and construction supervision within Council’s bushland and nature reserves, revegetation and offset sites and water sensitive urban design systems.
  • Provide advice to ensure appropriate species provenance, selection and use occurs to ensure a resilient and indigenous plant community.

About you

  • A tertiary qualification of AQF level 5 or above in Conservation and Land Management, Natural Resource Management (or equivalent) or relevant experience in bushland management.
  • Proven ability to develop, lead and motivate staff, plan and prioritize the teams work programs.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging and working with the community and contractors.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and overseeing capital & operational works including developing annual works plans, developing, overseeing budgets & monitoring on ground works.
  • National Criminal History Check & Working with Children Check

About our benefits

Our workplace is an inclusive and diverse culture which encourages innovation and supports your work and life balance. There are plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and grow your career within our expanding and diverse organization.

Our benefits include

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working options supported
  • Study assistance
  • Health initiatives
  • Access to our support and wellbeing programs

We encourage people with a disability, lived experience of disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

The City of Casey has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organization where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all Councilors, employees, contractors and volunteers.

The City of Casey reserves the right not to make any appointments for this position.

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