Salary: $92,441 – $99,282 pa. + super
Ongoing, full-time position
VRN: VG/30783/NPO

An exciting permanent opportunity for an enthusiastic self-starter to coordinate and manage the ecological fire function across Parks Victoria’s Northern Region.

  • Be part of a supportive and motivated team culture
  • Competitive Salary + Super + Annual Personal Development Plans for career & salary progression
  • Enjoy a healthy work life balance in this Ongoing role

About the branch

Parks Victoria’s Northern Region consists of a diverse range of parks and reserves covering River Red Gum, Mallee, Box-ironbark, Northern Plains Grasslands and Forest landscapes. Staff working within the region are responsible for providing efficient and effective implementation of a broad range of often complex park management functions including natural, cultural and built asset management, visitor management and services, stakeholder management, park planning and emergency response.

About the role

As the Northern Planning Officer (Fire Ecology), you will be responsible for the coordination and management of the ecological fire function within the Region, with a focus on strategic fire ecology planning and programming. You will work with District, Regional and Corporate staff and external partners and stakeholders to plan and deliver ecological fire projects and programs, including oversight of the Regional ecological burning program, providing fire ecology expertise to staff and stakeholders, and advocating for and coordinating ecological fire research.

You will also partner with Traditional Owners to facilitate cultural fire practices and enable cultural fire programs on Parks Victoria estate, in accordance with Government and Parks Victoria strategies, frameworks and policies. As required, the position may also support broader programming and operations across the planning, response and recovery phases of the fire and emergency program.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Experience in the provision of expert and technical advice in relation to ecological fire practices.
  • Proven ability to engage and developing effective relationships with stakeholders.
  • Previous experience in preparing complex written information in a number of mediums to meet the needs of varying audiences.
  • Sound project management skills on whole projects with minimal supervision.

Sound like you?

If this sounds like you, and you would like to help build on our environmental activities, then we would like to hear from you. For a confidential discussion about the role, call Jeff Carboon on 0409 973 989 or apply online!

Your application will need to include:

  • Your current resume
  • A cover letter.

Join our innovative organisation and enjoy what you do, apply today!

Application closing date: Sunday, 14 August 2022.

Organisational Commitments

Parks Victoria is committed to child safety and has zero tolerance for child abuse and all forms of harm to children, in accordance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards. All prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment.

Parks Victoria recognises diversity and inclusion is everyone’s business. We value a culture where everyone can be themselves at work, regardless of background, orientation, age or gender, that brings out our best, values everyone’s contribution and works within a flexible working environment, ultimately reflecting the community we serve.

Only people with Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency may apply for this position.