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Senior Environment Programs Officer - Sustainable Consumption


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

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

  • Position No.: S12004
  • Salary: $97,574 to $109,023 per annum
  • Status: Permanent, Full-time position
  • Job share / flexible working options will be considered

Make a difference in our community by leading the Council’s waste education, food and sustainable consumption program.

Located in Preston, five minute walk from the train station.

Darebin City Council is looking for Senior Environment Programs Officer (Sustainable Consumption) to lead Council’s waste education, food and sustainable consumption programs, in this full time ongoing role in the Climate Emergency and Sustainable Transport team.

About us

Darebin Council is recognised as a leader in the development and delivery of environmental policies, practices and programs, and was the first Council to declare a Climate Emergency in 2017.

We have achieved national, state and professional recognition with awards across waste and litter, sustainable education programs; community partnerships and overall environmental management.

About the role

You will be working as part of the Climate Emergency and Environment Programs team, where you will be responsible for leading Council’s community facing waste education, food and sustainable consumption programs. You will have the chance to make a direct impact by implementing projects and initiatives within Council’s Waste and Litter Strategy and Urban Food Production Strategy.

You will have the chance to identify partnership opportunities for innovative projects and trials, develop community education campaigns, support strategies and programs and advocate Council’s objectives.

You will also have two team members to support you as direct reports, which focus on waste education and avoidance.

To be successful you will have:

  • An understanding of environmental issues, specifically recycling, waste and food consumption and production issues, as they relate to local government.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – you will have the ability to work with all levels of management, staff and community.
  • Experience in designing community facing programs
  • A tertiary qualification in environmental management or science, sustainability, waste management or a related field, and/or demonstrated equivalent competencies gained through substantial experience in these or related fields.

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 www.darebin.vic.gov.au 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.

Application close Monday, 23 September at 12pm noon.

For any specific enquiries regarding this position, please contact Sally Moxham, Manager Climate Emergency and Sustainable Transport
Ph: 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.