Environment Project Officer


City of Greater Geelong


Geelong, Victoria

Salary etc:

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



  • Job no: 498733.
  • Work type: Permanent Full Time.
  • Classification: Band 6 ($90,263 - $97,365 pa).
  • Categories: Project Management, Environment & Sustainability.

About the role

In this role, you will utilise your strategic outlook and problem-solving skills to develop innovative programs to protect endangered species such as the Grey-headed Flying-fox and the Hooded Plover. You will also apply your knowledge of pest animal management to deliver our integrated rabbit and fox control programs and your advanced communication skills to collaborate with internal stakeholders, community groups and environmental agencies.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assists in the implementation of the City's key conservation strategies, including the City's Plan for Nature, Environment Strategy and Rabbit Control Plan.
  • Delivers projects that improve the extent and quality of natural ecosystems and wildlife habitat, and increase the protection of native plants and animals.
  • Conducts activities and programs to educate the community about nature and threatened species.
  • Develops and delivers programs that protect threatened species such as Grey-headed Flying-fox and the Hooded Plover.
  • Oversees the City's pest animal control program to reduce the impacts of rabbits and foxes on our local biodiversity.
  • Assists with the development and review of Council's programs related to environment and biodiversity.
  • Actively engages and supports relevant community groups such as 'Friends of' groups, Coastcare and Landcare.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have a tertiary qualification in a relevant field - i.e., natural resource management, environment science and extensive experience in project management.

Essential Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience protecting and enhancing biodiversity values with a goal of improving their extent, quality and amenity.
  • Demonstrated experience in project and contractor management.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups, both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience providing strategic and policy advice on environment and biodiversity issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to build partnerships with a range of stakeholders, both external and internal, to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of local government's role and responsibility relating to environment and biodiversity.

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.

Diversity and Inclusion

At the City we want a workforce that reflects the community we live in. We welcome and embrace everyone, all people with their own unique experiences, and support and encourage all our employees to do their best work, have equal access to opportunities and a just working environment. For this reason, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from First Nations people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, from the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disability and people of all genders, ages and diverse experience.

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 - 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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