Salary: $100,966 – $108,440 pa. + super
Fixed-term, Full-time position until 30 November 2022
VRN: VG/11902

Parks Victoria are looking for a Planning Officer that can work with on-ground teams, science staff and partners to help plan for wildlife management and species restoration programs for Wilsons Promontory National Park.

  • Apply your skills and knowledge of natural ecosystems to help establish a world class Sanctuary program at Wilsons Promontory
  • Location is flexible, enjoy a healthy work-life balance
  • Collaborate and work with other like minded professionals

About Parks Victoria

Parks Victoria’s vision is to be a world-class parks service, ensuring healthy parks for healthy people. It is a statutory authority with responsibility for managing an expanding and diverse estate covering more than 4 million hectares, or about 17 per cent, of Victoria.

About the role

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team including invasive species management, ecological planning and effectiveness monitoring.

The position will plan for wildlife management and species restoration programs for Wilsons Promontory National Park. This will include working with external partners to complete analysis that will inform decision making on species reintroduction projects, and wildlife management in the Prom Sanctuary program.

The primary focus of the position is to develop strategy and plans for wildlife and ecological restoration at Wilsons Promontory National Park as part of the Prom Sanctuary program. The position will lead wildlife planning and strategy, provide scientific and technical internal advice within the program, seek and assess external advice to inform strategy and pursue collaborations with external partners. Key activities include the development of strategy for species and ecological function restoration, collaborate with relevant state-wide species recovery programs and develop management plans for native fauna. The position will work with other staff in the Prom Sanctuary team to achieve the program objectives, contribute to development of core program strategies and provide strategic support to on-ground delivery staff.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Tertiary degree in ecology, environmental science or environmental management or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing wildlife management plans and strategies to achieve ecological outcomes and/or restore temperate ecosystems in Australia.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to analyse and interpret ecological information and to understand and communicate their implications for environmental management.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain partnerships and to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team as well as independently.
  • A current employee Working with Children Check.

Sound like you?

If this sounds like you, and you would like to help build on our Planning activities, then we would like to hear from you. For a confidential discussion about the role, call Ben Fahey on (03) 8427 2838 or apply online!

Your application will need to include:

  • A current Resume
  • A cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria (KSC) as outlined in the position description.

Application closing date: Sunday, 3 July 2022.