Coastal Management Officer


City of Greater Geelong


Geelong, Victoria

Salary etc:

$90,263 - $97,365 p.a. + super (Band 6). Permanent, Full-time.



  • Job no: 498386.
  • Work type: Permanent Full Time.
  • Classification: Band 6 ($90,263 - $97,365 pa).
  • Categories: Environment & Sustainability.
  • Work type: Permanent full time.
  • Classification: Band 6 ($90,263-$97,365 pa plus super).

About the role

In this role, you will assist council and the community to ensure that biodiversity and natural landscapes are retained, protected and enhanced. This will be achieved through sensitive management of our extensive marine and coastal infrastructure. Over 46 kilometres of coastline, development of asset management strategies, communication tools and adherence to legislation.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Maintain coastal and marine infrastructure assets including boat harbours, boat ramps, jetties, pontoons, fish cleaning tables, seawalls, paths, lookouts, carparks and any other infrastructure located in the coastal and marine environments.
  • Prepare asset management/maintenance plans, and update and maintain the asset management register for coastal and marine infrastructure assets.
  • Develop briefs, project manage and supervise contractors undertaking on-ground works and consultants engaged to providing technical expertise.
  • Oversee the City's dredging and beach cleaning programs, including the preparation of detailed dredging plans.
  • Prepare in partnership with relevant government agencies specialist permits required to undertake works.
  • Prepare specialist information about coastal and marine issues for internal and external stakeholders, such as communication tools, FAQ, information notes, signage and guidelines.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have a Tertiary qualification in either Coastal Management, Natural Resource Management and/or Environmental Sustainability with several years' experience in the same or like fields and/or post graduate qualification. Tertiary qualification in project management, or a related field or equivalent experience that demonstrates this level of knowledge would otherwise be required.

Essential Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in working in the coastal and marine environment with a goal of protecting the environment and improving amenity and recreation.
  • Demonstrated experience in contractor, consultant, and project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups, both verbally and in writing.
  • Sound knowledge of marine and coastal legislation. Ability to provide strategic and policy advice on coastal and marine issues.
  • Considerable experience in developing innovative responses to coastal protection with an understanding of climate change impacts that draw on research and the results of ongoing monitoring.
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence.

If this sounds like the role for you, then click apply now!

Child Safety Responsibilities‚ÄĮ

We are committed to being a child-safe organisation and have zero-tolerance for child abuse. We have specific policies, procedures, and mandatory training in place to support employees, volunteers, and contractors to achieve and adhere to these commitments. Please read our Child Safe Standards Management Policy.

Create our future together at the City of Greater Geelong

At the City of Greater Geelong, we are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong on Wadawurrung Country such a great place to live, work and study.

We're going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better. From digital modernisation to the contemporary, sustainable office we've built in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our team at the City of Greater Geelong.

Our Community is made up of diverse people from all walks of life, and it's important to us that our workforce represents and celebrates this strength.

We encourage great people from all backgrounds to join us. We encourage authenticity, because inclusion makes us stronger.

If you're excited about working together to create a Clever and Creative Greater Geelong, and joining a workplace where all people can thrive, then hit Apply Now - we'd love to meet you!

We particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse culture and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability.

A career with us

Central Geelong-based City employees are now based in our new Civic Precinct, Wurriki Nyal. Meaning 'speak and talk together' in local Wadawurrung language. Wurriki Nyal sets the benchmark for what a sustainable, inclusive and culturally safe workplace can be, including industry leading sustainability standards, a flexible and people-focused design, safe and inclusive spaces and public realm.

We're committed to supporting better accessibility for our customers and our people. We encourage you to talk to us about any adjustments or additional support you may require during the recruitment process, as well as how this role can be flexible for you.

We offer:

  • Salary sacrificing and novated lease options.
  • Cultural and ceremonial leave.
  • Study leave.
  • Paid parental leave (16 weeks primary and six weeks secondary) and superannuation payments on all 52 weeks primary parental leave.
  • IVF, surrogate and miscarriage bereavement leave.
  • Training and career development opportunities.
  • A healthy and safe environment.
  • Our employee wellbeing program.
  • Corporate membership rates at Swim Sport and Leisure facilities.
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning.

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