Advert ID: 20008022
Biodiversity Project Officer
Hume City Council
Broadmeadows, Melbourne, Victoria
$75,452 p.a. (Band 5) + super. Temporary full-time, until June 2022 (maternity leave replacement)
101473 (Job ID: 5461484)
The Biodiversity Project Officer is responsible for implementing the Rural Engagement Program in collaboration with the Rural Environment Officer.
The Rural Engagement Program aims to support rural landowners in Hume City in the protection and management of land, agriculture and biodiversity and includes three incentive programs; the Conserving our Rural Environment (CoRE) grant, Primary Producer Rate Rebate (PPRR) and Rural Land Management Grant (RLMG).
The role oversees the implementation of these programs, including promotion/marketing, administering an online application process via Smarty Grants, providing guidance and advice to landowners, assessing applications and undertaking property audits to ensure landowners are meeting the eligibility criteria.
In collaboration with the Rural Environment Officer, the role also develops and facilitates an annual education and capacity-building program for rural landowners. This includes field days, workshops, webinars and the development and dissemination of printed materials/resources.
Hume City Council is a leader in local government and is recognised for its innovation, initiative, leadership, service, quality and support for its people.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion and the principles of gender equality.
Our Council recognises the value of the diversity and strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures to the heritage of all Australians.
We have zero tolerance for child abuse and adheres to the Victorian Child Safe Standards and related legislation. Our people are required to observe child safe requirements and support the safety, participation, wellbeing and empowerment of children.
Our strong commitment to social justice and the environment provides opportunities for employees to participate in various programs.
We offer flexible work arrangements and a range of other employee benefits to support employee's work life balance.