Senior Forester, Community Forestry




Ballarat, Victoria

  • Office based near Ballarat
  • 2 years fixed term position
  • Varied and interesting role in an inclusive and experienced team
  • Focus on operational delivery and creating safe working environments

Are you interested in playing a key role in the sustainable management of Victoria’s native forests?

VicForests is a Victorian State-owned business responsible for the sustainable harvest, regeneration and commercial sale of timber from Victoria's public forests on behalf of the Victorian Government.

We undertake all our operations in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner, keeping our staff, the community and the environment in mind in all we do. We are an active member of the communities in which we operate, and we are committed to giving stakeholders the opportunity to have input into our forestry practices.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Forester to join our Community Forestry division based in Ballarat.

About the role:

Reporting to the Regional Manager, West (Community Forestry); you will be responsible for managing a small team of Foresters working in offices across Western Victoria; also, you will be responsible for monitoring field operations and/or planning completed by the Community Forestry team.

This position is a 2-year fixed term role at a Career Level 5.

About you:

  • A proven track record in delivering operational outcomes
  • Experience in managing, developing, and mentoring team members and teams
  • Experienced working within a forestry or natural resource management business
  • Appropriate degree or equivalent post graduate qualification in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or a related field
  • Ability to develop plans to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Experience in developing long term plans and project management
  • Excellent relationship building and negotiation skills
  • Physical fitness to enable effective completion of field-based work
  • Current Manual Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel
  • Excellent communication and people management skills

Benefits & Culture:

  • A highly supportive environment with accessible management
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Regular training and professional development opportunities
  • Health insurance discount

You will be part of an innovative and creative organisation that strives to achieve success through implementing sustainable forest management practices and initiatives to support our valuable customers and stakeholders.

VicForests is committed to equality and diversity

People from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

Safe • Customer Focussed • Professional • Sustainable • Respect

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