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Solar Saver Residential Program Officer


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

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

  • Position No: E51004
  • Salary: $87,041 - $94,749 per annum
  • Temporary Full-time until June 2021
  • Job share / flexible working options will be considered

Make a direct positive impact on our community through managing our Solar Saver residential program.

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

Darebin City Council is seeking a motivated Program Officer to project manage the innovative and award-winning Solar Saver Residential program in the Climate Emergency and Sustainable Transport Department.

Background

Darebin Council is a leader in environmental sustainability and social justice, and in 2017 was the first Council in the world to declare a Climate Emergency. To fulfil this commitment, Council developed a detailed Darebin Climate Emergency Strategic Plan setting out a number of key actions, including to double solar capacity in Darebin by 2020.

About the Role

As a member of our Climate Emergency and Sustainable Transport team, you will contribute towards a coordinated response to the climate emergency and the delivery of the Solar Saver program.

You will project manage and lead a small team in order to successfully deliver the Council’s residential solar programs.

To be successful, you will have:

  • Sound knowledge and commitment to environmental and sustainability issues, particularly climate change and/or renewable energy.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing large, complex projects and contracts in the context of sustainability and/or local government.
  • Excellent research, analysis and problem-solving skills with good attention to detail and a high level of proficiency with data systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills – you are confident in building sound effective working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.

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 other opportunities 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 close on Monday, 23 September at 12pm noon.

For specific enquiries about the role, please contact Sally MacAdams, Climate Action Officer on 03 8470 8208 or Sally.MacAdams@darebin.vic.gov.au.

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

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.