Forester Tactical Planning




Alexandra, Victoria

Salary etc:

$55,000 - $68,212 p.a. (Career Level 2 or 3). Permanent, Full-time.

  • Be part of an innovative native forestry business
  • Enjoy a career in a sustainable industry within a flexible work environment
  • Ongoing, full-time position, located in Alexandra 

About VicForests

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.

The Role:

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Tactical Planner to join our Operations division in VicForests’ Tactical Planning team.

Reporting to the Tactical Planning Manager you will contribute to the development of Tactical Plans through remote and field resource assessment and facilitation of regulatory approval of harvesting plans.

This position is located in Alexandra

This is a permanent position at Career Level 2 or 3 depending on experience

  • Career Level 2 band is $53,117- $68, 212
  • Career Level 3 band is $69,705- $84,635

The Position Description attached is for a Career Level 2. If you are a more experienced Forester, a Career Level 3 Position Description can be supplied. 

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Enthusiasm for native forestry and the broader forest industry
  • Willingness to contribute ideas and challenge the status-quo
  • Positive attitude and ability to flex with changes to team and business requirements
  • A qualification in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or a related field working within a forestry or natural resource management business (highly desirable)
  • Experience and competence in GIS use and in project management and delivery
  • Excellent relationship building and negotiation skills
  • Physical fitness to enable effective completion of field-based work
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel

Benefits & Culture:

  • A highly supportive environment with accessible management
  • Great culture with collaborative teams
  • Regular training and professional development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program available for staff and their family

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. 

All applicants please be aware that in line with the Chief Health Officer’s Directions, all VicForest employees must have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by 29 October 2021 or be able to provide evidence that they have a vaccination appointment booked in by 15 October.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID -19 vaccination Certificate, it is a requirement of the VicForests to collect, record and hold vaccination information.

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

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