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Community Development Officer - Drought Resilience

Scenic Rim Regional Council - Beaudesert, QLD

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Community Development Officer - Drought Resilience
Scenic Rim Regional Council delivers community services and infrastructure to a population of more than 40,000. With a team exceeding 420 employees, we are committed to shaping a progressive future for our community through collaboration, integration & innovation. We are extremely proud of our region which is well renowned for its breathtaking scenery, agricultural and tourism industries.
This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably skilled and experienced person to develop and implement a suite of resources and activities aimed at building capacity and enhancing the resilience of Scenic Rim communities impacted by drought and other adverse events.
Previous applicants no need to re-apply.
Key responsibilities of this role include the following:

Prepare an Adverse Event Plan (AEP) and provide support and advice to all areas of Council in relation to drought strategies and how to embed drought preparedness into Council programs and activities.
Coordinate and implement Drought and Adverse Event priorities and projects in collaboration with other Council areas, external agencies and service providers.
Develop and implement a suite of resources and activities aimed at increasing community capacity and enhancing the resilience of communities impacted by drought and other adverse events.
Assess, plan, implement and monitor operational and strategic activities to improve bushfire risk management and ecological/conservation outcomes on Council managed bushland and open space.
Act as the key liaison and first point of contact for all drought and adverse event related information, topics and projects.
Maintain knowledge and understanding of industry trends and opportunities in relation to drought relief and drought strategies, including identification of community needs, referrals to government, community organisations, mental health supports and other support services.
Provide high level input and support for all community related enquiries, requests for information and referral points to local and state agencies and service providers in relation to drought and adverse events.
Coordinate and deliver sustainable and effective Council events and programs, specifically related to drought and adverse events, in collaboration with the local community.

The successful applicant will have:

A degree level qualification in agriculture, agronomy, environmental management, natural resources, agri-business or a related field is well regarded.
High level project management skills with the ability to prioritise multiple projects and tasks.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills, including the ability to determine and adapt to a broad range of drought management and adverse event solutions.
Extensive knowledge of community engagement practices.
Knowledge of grant funded programs and service level agreements.
Knowledge of drought management frameworks relevant to local government.
Experience in building resilience within a local government context.
Substantial experience in writing complex reports and briefings relating to drought management and adverse event planning.
Proven experience in frontline community engagement coupled with substantial experience in communicating with a diverse range of stakeholders.
Experience working in rural and regional communities with agricultural sector experience well regarded.

Conditions of employment for this maximum term role until 30 June 2022, will be in accordance with Council’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement and relevant Awards with the remuneration ranging between $76,827.24 - $80,030.05 per annum. This is a funded role provided by the Queensland Government and Council are offering a temporary assignment until 30 June 2022 with potential to extend.

A statement (maximum of 2 pages) demonstrating how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the specific requirements and responsibilities of this position.
A current resume (maximum of 5 pages) which should include the names and contact details of at least 3 referees. One referee should be a Manager you have worked for during the past two years.

Close date: Applications are to be received by 12 noon Thursday 17 June 2021.
Please direct any related queries to kathy.f@scenicrim.qld.gov.au.
For further information, please refer Council's website.