Land Protection Officer


  • Job Type/Status        Permanent Full Time
  • Salary Range             $66,553 per annum plus super
  • Group/Unit                 Infrastructure & Planning/Infrastructure Maintenance
  • Classification              Band 5
  • Reference Number     11654

About the Team & the Role

The Mornington Peninsula Shire's Natural Systems Team is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Land Protection Officer to provide support to internal works programs and community projects and respond to customer queries on issues related to land protection including cultural heritage, feral animal control engagement, significant tree protection, fauna reports, and weeds on private land.

The successful applicant will have excellent customer service skills underpinned by an understanding of biodiversity and cultural heritage protection and experience monitoring and auditing contract delivery.

Job Tasks & Responsibilities

The main responsibilities of the role include:

  • implementing a feral animal management program targeted to protect biodiversity at sites supported by threats/values analysis in the Feral Animal Management Plan;
  • supporting residents and community groups wishing to protect fauna habitat, significant trees by establishing priorities, providing technical advice, and maintaining records;
  • consulting with both internal and external stakeholders to develop a strong Shire community engagement program on weeds and feral animal management;
  • delivering fencing, track construction, signage and erosion control management project.

Skills & Experience

The successful applicant will have:

  • the ability to lead, motivate, counsel and negotiate difficult and complex situations whilst pursuing and achieving organisation-wide goals and policies;
  • the ability to discuss and resolve problems both internally and externally;
  • strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of programs;
  • a Diploma of Natural Resource Management (or similar) and relevant experience;
  • weed and feral animal management experience;
  • experience working with residents and communities;
  • A current driver's licence;
  • A valid Working with Children Check.

Applicants must be prepared to undertake an Australian Criminal History Check.

The Mornington Peninsula Shire is committed to creating a diverse and safe environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and Child Safe employer. We welcome applicants who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; have a disability; and/or are from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background. All employment offers will be subject to various safety screening and background checks. 

Contact Person       Simon Thorning
Contact Number     0359501275
Closing Date            Position will close 12.00 noon on the date listed below

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Closing Date: 
Friday, 28 July, 2017


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