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About The Role

In this role, you will work with national/state/local government and service authorities in relation to climate change risk, coastal hazard monitoring, adaptation planning and developing strategic plans and programs to increase the resilience of Geelong’s coasts.

Work type: Permanent full-time

Classification: Band 7 ($100,064 - $110,990 pa plus super)

Key responsibilities include:
• Oversee the development and review of Coastal and Marine Management Plans in accordance with the Marine and Coastal Act 2018.
• Lead the assessment of coastal risks and development of adaptation pathways to inform coastal strategies, policies and asset management plans that may relate to multiple crown land managers and stakeholder interest groups.
• Lead multi-agency coastal adaptation partnerships.
• Manage and deliver the Erosion and Landslide Monitoring Program.
• Provide advice on coastal planning referrals and coastal land management issues.

About You

To be successful in this... role, you will have a tertiary qualification in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, Planning or Engineering or a related field with several years’ experience in coastal planning and program implementation.

Essential Experience:
• Project and contract management, in the areas of coastal engineering and coastal processes modelling.
• Community vulnerability and resilience assessments and a thorough understanding of climate change adaptation pathways.
• Demonstrated effective facilitation skills, including the ability to manage multi-stakeholder engagement and consultation.
• Technical expertise in geospatial information systems relating to analysing coastal data, modelling and geospatial mapping.
• Experience in managing budgets, staff, contractors and consultants.
• Experience in developing coastal protection and monitoring techniques relevant to the types of issues identified as part of the program.
• Current Victorian Drivers Licence.

If this sounds like the role for you, then click apply now!

Child Safety Responsibilities  

We are committed to being a child-safe organisation and have zero-tolerance for child abuse. We have specific policies, procedures, and mandatory training in place to support employees, volunteers, and contractors to achieve and adhere to these commitments. Please read our  Child Safe Standards Management Policy . 

Diversity and Inclusion 

At the City we want a workforce that reflects the community we live in. We welcome and embrace everyone, all people with their own unique experiences, and support and encourage all our employees to do their best work, have equal access to opportunities and a just working environment. For this reason, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from First Nations people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, from the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disability and people of all genders, ages and diverse experience. 

Create our future together at the City of Greater Geelong

Join the City of Greater Geelong, a community-focused workplace on Wadawurrung Country. We deliver over 130 services to our growing population, striving to make our city a great place to live, work, and study. Our central location for Central Geelong-based employees is the Civic Precinct, Wurriki Nyal, a modern, sustainable, and inclusive workplace, along with our outreach locations.

If you're passionate about inclusivity and community, apply now – we’d love to meet you!

A career with us

We support accessibility and encourage discussions about any adjustments or support you may need during the recruitment process.

We offer:
• salary sacrificing and novated lease options
• cultural and ceremonial leave
• study leave
• paid parental leave (16 weeks primary and six weeks secondary) and superannuation payments on all 52 weeks primary parental leave
• IVF, surrogate and miscarriage bereavement leave
• training and career development opportunities
• a healthy and safe environment
• our employee wellbeing program
• corporate membership rates at Swim Sport and Leisure facilities
• unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning

Applications and Enquiries

Click the Position Description link to view more information about this position.

Applications Close Monday 22 July 2024 at 11:55pm.

Enquiries: Stephen Rodwell | Senior Sustainability Officer | 5272 4638 | SRodwell@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

Click the Apply button to submit your application or find out more about this opportunity. If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at careers@geelongcity.vic.gov.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

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To obtain a copy of the position description, please visit https://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/employment/default.aspx
Geelong VIC Australia


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