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Senior Environment Program Officer - Climate Emergency

Employer: Darebin City Council
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Environment & Sustainability, Project Management
Sector/s: Local Government
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 06 September, 2019.
Applications close: 23 September, 2019.

  • Position No: S12012
  • Salary: $97,574 to $109,023 per annum
  • Status: Permanent, Full-time
  • Job share / flexible working options will be considered
  • Located in Preston, five minute walk from the train station

Lead Council’s Community focused climate emergency programs, as part of the Climate Emergency and Sustainable Transport team. Make a difference to our community.

About us:

Darebin Council was the first Council to declare a Climate Emergency in 2017, and is recognised as a leader in climate action. We drive innovative community facing programs and partnerships addressing climate emergency.

We recognises that we are in a state of climate emergency, and we need to restore a safe climate at emergency speed, in order to avoid dramatic and negative impacts on our community and around the world.

About the role:

The Senior Environment Programs Officer (Climate Emergency) will manage a team to deliver Council’s community facing programs and partnerships addressing climate emergency.

The role includes community education and mobilisation, internal training on climate emergency within Darebin and climate emergency advocacy. You will also work with and support the Climate Emergency Darebin Advisory Committee.

To be successful you will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in environmental management or science, or related field, and/or demonstrated equivalent competencies gained through substantial experience in these or related fields
  • Demonstrated knowledge of climate change science and policy and programs at local, state and federal government levels, coupled with a sound understanding of the climate emergency movement and strategy
  • Experience in designing, implementing and evaluating leading environmental programs, ideally within the context of local government
  • Experience in delivering effective and leading community engagement projects, and working with diverse community groups
  • Demonstrated project management, development and implementation experience including risk, budget and resource management

Benefits of joining:

  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working options and arrangements available
  • Social activities and social club
  • Comprehensive health and wellbeing program
  • Opportunities for secondments and promotions within the local government and wider Victorian Public Sector
  • Supportive and inclusive culture
  • Easily accessible by private transport and Preston train station
How to apply for this job

Please apply online at where you will need to fill in an application form, response to the Key Selection Criteria and upload a copy of your CV. A cover letter is optional.

Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria as detailed in the position description will not be considered.

Applications close Monday, 23 September at 12pm noon.

For specific enquiries regarding the role, please contact Sally Moxham, Manager Climate Emergency and Sustainable Transport on 03 8470 8442.

Darebin City Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity, and inclusion. Safety screening processes apply.