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Strategic Projects Officer


Employer: Yarra Ranges Council
Work Type/s: Contract
Classification/s: Environment & Sustainability, Project Management, Conservation & Land Management
Sector/s: Local Government
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 05 February, 2019.
Applications close: 19 February, 2019.

Why work anywhere else!

With aspirations of Innovation, Trust and Empowerment driving everything we do at Yarra Ranges Council, we inspire people to create a better future through:

  • Stronger collaboration across teams
  • Continuously looking for better ways to deliver
  • Encouraging our people to be courageous, authentic and accountable
  • Improving outcomes for our community

Why our team needs you

Are you looking to work on wicked problems? We have an opportunity in the role of Strategic Projects Officer to develop an updated strategic response to climate change and long-term tree management. This role will have an environment focus and work closely with teams who:

  • Deliver tree advice and arborist services
  • Provide sustainability projects and programs focused on climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Protect and enhance the environment and biodiversity of the municipality

As part of the Strategic Projects team, you will be working collaboratively across a range of disciplines to provide expert direction, support, coordination and delivery of priority projects and strategic tasks.

  • Salary from $92,755 per annum (Band 7), plus superannuation
  • Temporary Full Time - 8 Months
  • Monthly RDO available

What you’ll bring to our team

  • Skills in working with, and engaging a range of stakeholders; strong collaboration skills and an ability to work across disciplines; a talented writer who is able to communicate complex issues and potential responses.
  • Qualifications in environmental management, ideally within a local government context.
  • Experience in project management, drawing research from a variety of sources and developing policy and/ or strategic direction.

As part of your application please include within your Cover Letter a response to the Selection Criteria /Key Competencies.

Why you’ll want to join us

As part of creating a workplace that supports and enables collaboration, our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • Rostered days off
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Close to public transport
  • Access to professional and career development opportunities
How to apply for this job

Closing date: 11.59pm Tuesday 19 February 2019.

Why wait, apply now!

Visit our website Careers page to view information about the application process or click here.

Yarra Ranges Council is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to conversations for all positions about flexibility that works for you be it full-time / part-time / job-share / purchased leave. We are committed to a culturally safe workplace that fosters diversity and inclusion.