Biodiversity Referrals Officer

Brimbank City Council
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The City of Brimbank is located in the western and north-western suburbs of Melbourne, between 11 and 23 kilometres west and north-west of the Melbourne CBD. Brimbank is culturally diverse and currently experiencing currently experiencing strong residential, industrial and commercial development.

Brimbank City Council is looking for passionate and experienced Biodiversity Referrals Officer to join our Environment Team, to help achieve our community aspiration to live sustainably and engage with a healthy and protected natural environment.

This position is based out of our offices in Sunshine, Victoria. The position is permanent part-time, 24 hours per week (0.66FTE), Band 6 under the Brimbank City Council Enterprise agreement.

Reporting to the Conservation Coordinator we are seeking dedicated people to optimise the conservation of our natural environment through the planning and development process.

Working collaboratively across the organisation and with key stakeholders, you will;

Review proposals for development on both private and public land, and provide informed biodiversity planning assessment and advice to avoid and minimise impacts.
Provide biodiversity assessment and technical advice regarding Council projects and works to embed urban ecology principles.
Council is looking for a professional with experience of land use planning systems, polices and processes in Victoria, and Federal legislation and policies as they relate to the natural environment. The successful applicant will be able to read and interpret planning applications to provide timely and legally compliant advice and have sound knowledge of local biodiversity values within the municipality.

Experience working within Local Government is preferred but not mandatory.

A Position Description for this role is attached above. To apply, You must include your updated Resume, Cover Letter and your response to the Key Selection Criteria (KSC) found at the end of the Position Description. We look forward to receiving your application.

Please make sure your applications are submitted within the indicated closing date of this advertisement. All applications should be submitted online, if you face difficulties in doing so, please contact the hiring manager listed for this vacancy. This role requires a mandatory police check that will be organised by the Council.

Brimbank City Council embraces our diverse community and work environment and encourages applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

Brimbank City Council is a Child Safe organisation. Brimbank will implement all necessary measures to ensure a safe and supporting Council environment, which endeavours to promote child safe, child friendly practices.

Brimbank City Council Enterprise Agreement 8, EA8 2018

Direct your queries regarding this role to -

Martha Ragg – 9249 4717 / [email protected]
Zoe Thomson – 9249 4905 / [email protected]
In line with the directions issued by Victoria's Chief Health Officer, some roles at the Council require staff to be mandatorily vaccinated to be able perform duties and/or deliver services to the community. If you are successful in the selection process, you will be required to provide us with an evidence of an approved Covid-19 vaccination or authorised medical exemption.

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