Statutory Planning Floodplains and Waterways Officer


Corangamite Catchment Management Authority


Colac or Geelong, Victoria

Salary etc:

$77,566 - $88,477 p.a. (Band 7). Fixed-term, Full-time.

  • Contribute to a culture of innovation and excellence.
  • Join an organisation that is passionate about the work it does.
  • Enjoy flexible work arrangements.

The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CMA) is a Victorian Government statutory authority whose role it is to work with and support local communities to improve sustainable land, biodiversity and water resources management, in an area stretching from its head office in Colac to Geelong, Ballarat and Peterborough.

About the opportunity

We have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and energetic person to join our fast-paced Floodplains team to provide statutory floodplains and statutory works on waterways functions, flood advice, investigations, and planning.

This position will suit a planner, engineer, or person with knowledge of floodplains and waterways and the statutory obligations of the CMA and Council.

GIS experience would be beneficial to analyse different datasets (rasters and vector layers) and generate maps to demonstrate the impacts of flooding on properties.

In this busy role you will focus on responding to and providing high quality and succinct responses to statutory flood advice requests and planning applications. Additionally, you will provide support and participate in a range of projects within the Floodplain team.

The position is full time, fixed term for 12 months and based primarily in Colac or Geelong. The CMA supports flexible working arrangements and allows for a combination of office based and remote working. The position attracts a base salary of $77,566 - $88,477 per annum (pro-rata for part time) dependent upon relevant experience plus superannuation.

For more information, please download the position description from the careers page of our website https://ccma.vic.gov.au/about-us/careers.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience in natural resource or environmental management or planning preferably with an emphasis on waterways and floodplains and a relevant diploma or degree qualification or substantial relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems of a complex technical nature.
  • Exposure or experience in responding to flood advice requests and planning referral applications.
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to positively engage and foster strong professional relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Good written and oral communication skills including the ability to prepare professional business correspondence and reports.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team with multiple priorities.
  • Ability to model the Authority's and the Victorian Public Sector values and behaviours.

What we offer

At Corangamite CMA employees enjoy a range of employee benefits including:

  • Professional development and training opportunities.
  • Generous employment conditions including flextime and purchased leave.
  • Flexible working arrangements including working a combination of office and remote working.
  • Employee Assistance Program.

About Corangamite Catchment Management Authority

At Corangamite CMA our mission is 'Healthy and Productive Lands and Water cared for and enjoyed by thriving Communities". Our purpose is to be the regional leader working with land managers, communities, other organisations and governments to protect and improve the health of the region's natural resources (water, soils, biodiversity) to improve the health and sustainable productivity of the Corangamite region.

At Corangamite CMA, 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, people of all ages and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

As a requirement of the role, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of their up-to-date vaccination status against COVID-19.


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