Environment and Sustainability Manager

Department of Defence
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Environment and Sustainability Manager

  • APS Level 6
  • Berrimah, NT
  • $80,669 - $92,150 (plus super)

The Department of Defence seeks to be a leader in sustainable environmental management and is responsible for managing a large estate containing a diverse range of landscapes, threatened species, and heritage values.

Service Delivery Division, Northern and Central Zone, is seeking a senior environmental professional to join the Environment and Sustainability team based in NT (Darwin). The position will suit a Broad Scale Land Systems Ecologist or like environmental professional, capable of fostering high levels of collaboration with contracted partners and diverse internal and external stakeholder groups for Defence outcomes. The successful applicant will have Land Management expertise and commitment to exceptional customer service, leadership, teamwork and innovation.

The Environment and Sustainability Manager (ESM) role requires the oversight, input and implementation of a broad range of environmental and heritage programs, policy and initiatives to support the sustainable use and management of the Defence estate. The role gives a mix of primarily office based work, with some site based work and travel to remote Defence Training Areas and properties. Off-road 4WDriving may be required at some locations.

Key outcomes of the Environment and Sustainability Manager role includes:

  • Land management programs expertise, advice and analysis to promote best practice;
  • Provision of environment and heritage legislative, policy and technical advice;
  • Implementation of Defence environmental policy and strategies;
  • Environmental assessments and approvals of infrastructure projects and military activities;
  • Environmental risk and incident management;
  • Operating within an information and spatial management system; and
  • Undertaking a broad range of stakeholder engagement and liaison including the delivery of environmental awareness briefings.

You should consider applying for this position if you:

  • Are an experienced environmental professional with extensive relevant experience in the field of environment management.
  • Possess multidisciplinary skills in the environmental and heritage field with demonstrated experience in providing advice, environmental assessment and approvals, risk identification and management, interpretation and application of environmental legislation and policy, and the implementation of environmental management plans and programs.
  • Have a sound understanding of the relevant environmental legislative context.
  • Enjoy collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders to develop pragmatic solutions and achieve positive environmental outcomes.
  • Possess great communication and engagement / liaison skills.
  • Can make informed strategic decisions, considering a range of competing priorities.
  • Are generous with your knowledge and expertise, motivated to mentor and lead team members while capitalising on the many professional development opportunities Defence offers.

Application Closing Date: Monday 6 April 2020

For further information, please review the job information pack, reference EIG/00999/20, on www.defence.gov.au/apscareers

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