Statutory Floodplains & Waterways Planner


Corangamite Catchment Management Authority


Colac or Geelong, Victoria

Salary etc:

$77,566 - $88,477 p.a. + super.

  • Secondment or direct employment opportunity.
  • Contribute to a culture of innovation and excellence.
  • Enjoy a great work life balance with a hybrid working model.

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 works on waterways functions such as flood advice and investigations and planning referrals.

This position will suit a planner, surveyor, 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 exciting role you will have the opportunity to influence the future management of the region’s floodplains and waterways through your high quality response to flood advice and strategic planning applications. Additionally, you will provide support and participate in a range of projects within the Floodplain team.  

The successful person will be joining an experienced team with a diverse skill set where training and development can be provided.

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.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Qualifications and background in planning, natural resource or environmental management or similar field.
  • Waterways and floodplains experience would be advantageous.
  • Exposure or experience in responding to flood advice requests and planning referral applications would be beneficial.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to engage with stakeholders.
  • Strong 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.

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