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Natural Environment Program Officer


Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning


Port Phillip region, Victoria

Salary etc:

$87,640 - $99,438 p.a. Fixed-term.



Exciting opportunity to join a dynamic flexible team to help in the delivery of high priority government transport projects through environmental assessments and approvals.

Position Details

The Natural Environment Program Officer is part of a multi-disciplinary team and will provide high quality technical advice to support decision making processes, with a focus on environmental impacts of Victorian Government Infrastructure projects, including the Major Road Projects Authority, Rail Projects Victoria, North East Link, Level Crossing Removal Project and other state infrastructure agencies. The position sits within the Natural Environment Program team and reports to the Senior Natural Environment Program Officer, Port Phillip region and works closely with the State Projects Facilitation branch and Native vegetation regulations teams within DELWP and other state infrastructure agencies.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in natural resource management including environmental assessment and regulation, and have a sound understanding of relevant strategies, standards and legislative obligations including the Native Vegetation regulations and the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988.

They will have sound technical skills relating to Environmental Effects Act 1978 and Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation 1999 legislation and providing expert environmental advice relating to these acts. They will have a proven ability to solve complex issues and problems, work on a wide range of tasks with variable deadlines, and work in a team environment. They will demonstrate good influence and negotiation skills and an ability to provide advice to, and build relationships with, a wide variety of stakeholders including industry, consultants, other government agencies, and the community.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in science or natural resource management is desirable.
  • Good technical knowledge and understanding of biodiversity issues, legislation and policy, specifically the Native Vegetation regulations and the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988, Environmental Effects Act 1978 and Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation 1999 is mandatory.
  • Knowledge and experience in threatened species management, including environmental assessments is desirable.

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2022. This position is located within the Port Phillip region.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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