Senior Forester Planning




East Gippsland, Victoria

  • Permanent position
  • Exciting 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 have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Forester to join our Operations division in East Gippsland.

About the role:

The successful candidate will provide support to the Regional Manager, East Gippsland in implementing the annual planning and operations programs, and deliver leadership and strategic direction to employees that optimises individual and team performance.

This is a permanent position at a Career Level 5.

About you:

  • Appropriate qualification in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or a related field.
  • Experience working within a forestry or natural resource management business.
  • Experience in managing, developing, and mentoring team members.
  • High level understanding of forestry planning processes and forest legislation requirements.
  • Experience in project management, Forest Management data bases and GIS systems.
  • 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.

Benefits & Culture:

  • A highly supportive environment with accessible management.
  • Regular training and professional development opportunities.
  • EAP available for staff and their family.

You will be part of an innovative and creative Organisation that strives to achieve success through implementing native forest sustainable management and timber initiatives for our valuable customers and stakeholders.

VicForests is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Safe • Customer Focussed • Professional • Sustainable • Respect

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