Environmental Projects Leading Hand


East Gippsland Shire Council


Bairnsdale, Victoria

Salary etc:

$63,670 - $67,864 p.a. + super. Ongoing, Full-time.


Position Number: 5563

About the business and the role

East Gippsland is a pristine area of Victoria. Home to tranquil beaches, rugged mountain beauty and dense forested areas, it encompasses over 21,000 kilometres of land including ski fields high, country and regional cities state and national parks, and lakes and coastal wilderness. Catering for residents and visitors, East Gippsland Shire Council is a major employer across the region, meeting the needs of over 47,000 residents and over one million visitors.

Environmental Projects Leading Hand

Position overview

East Gippsland Shire Council is currently seeking to hire an Environmental Projects Leading Hand in a full time, ongoing basis, based in Kalimna West, to lead a small team of Environmental Support Officers to undertaking environmental and infrastructure maintenance work duties on Council owned and managed land, and where applicable on other public and private land

Role Highlights:

  • Make a difference in protecting and maintaining East Gippsland's environment.
  • A stunning region to live and play in - beaches, lakes and mountains right at your fingertips!
  • Great superannuation, and 4 weeks annual leave each year.
  • Full time, ongoing role.
  • ADO (Accrued Day Off) available.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Relevant qualifications and minimum of 3 years' experience in field-based infrastructure maintenance and environmental activities.
  • Flexibility in work hours.
  • Agricultural Chemical Users Permit (ACUP) accreditation.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently as well as provide leadership and supervision of a small team.
  • Demonstrated ability to improve the customer experience through high quality work standards and attention to detail.
  • A current, valid Victorian driver's license.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a current Police Check and pre-employment medical check, and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Applicants for this position must also be legally entitled to work in Australia.

East Gippsland Shire Council prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. As a Council, we are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace that values the safety and wellbeing of all our employees.

We value diversity at East Gippsland Shire Council and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, languages, cultures abilities and minorities to apply.


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