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Natural Areas Offsets Officer

City of Gold Coast - Merrimac, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Full Job Description
Reference number 30395

Employment status Fixed-Term Full Time - Ending - 01/09/2024
Directorate Lifestyle and Community
Location Merrimac
Award - Classification City of Gold Coast Certified Agreement 2019 - Level 6 Step 1 - Stream A, Division 2, Section 1
Salary $81,622.99 to $86,863.94
Salary Details
Hours per week 36.25
Position summary

The Gold Coast is an outstanding global city proudly looking towards its future. We are inspired by the lifestyle and driven by opportunity.

Here at the City of Gold Coast, our commitment to a shared set of values shapes our decisions, actions and behaviours towards achieving the City Vision and our many city priorities.

We aim high - we are passionate about delivering the best for our City
We add value - we are innovative and make the most of every opportunity
We work as a team - our people are great individually but unstoppable together
We take responsibility - we are committed to working safely, being trustworthy and owning our actions

About the Position

Located in the Lifestyle and Community Directorate, the Parks and Recreational Services Branch plans and manages a diverse network of high-quality parks, conservation areas, open spaces and recreational facilities; develops and implements programs for outdoor social and physical activities, protects and improves the City's biodiversity and contributes to city walkability, cooling and beautification through a comprehensive greening program.

Sitting within the Natural Areas Management Unit (NAMU), this position is responsible for delivering on-ground revegetation works (including assisted regeneration and other ecological restoration processes) in accordance with the City Plan Offset Policy and the Environmental Offset External Investment Governance Policy to ensure legislative requirements and the City's goals and objectives are met. This includes developing, implementing, and monitoring offset projects with funding provided by both internal and external clients.

About You

The ideal candidate will be a great team player with a demonstrated ability to deliver successful ecological restoration projects. You will possess high-level project management, planning, budget and financial reporting skills with the ability to provide advice on offset projects and policy. You will have strong problem-solving skills and interpersonal and communication skills.

Key deliverables of the position:
Manage multiple large-scale offset projects from inception to completion, including preparing quotes, managing budgets, ordering works, communicating effectively with all stakeholders, undertaking site inspections, and auditing project work.
Provide expert technical, ecological restoration advice to help ensure that the City's large-scale revegetation offset projects are successful.
Preparation of annual reports and monitoring requirements for offset partners in accordance with contract commitments
Responsible for ensuring that all external contractors and consultants comply with relevant WHS legislation and CoGC contract requirements.

Please provide a 1-2 page cover letter outlining how your skills and experiences align to the 'about you' and 'key deliverables of the position' section above.

What can the City of Gold Coast offer you?

Working for the City of Gold Coast is both challenging and rewarding. You will enjoy:

Working within a culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance with nine-day fortnights and flexible working arrangements;
A friendly and supportive team where you will be recognised and rewarded;
Opportunities for professional development training and study assistance to enhance your career progression;
A competitive remuneration plus up to 12% employer superannuation contribution and options to salary sacrifice;

See what other benefits the City can offer you here: https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/council/council-jobs-222.html

How to Apply

You will need to have an eRecruit account in order to apply for this position. Please select "Apply Now" and follow the on-screen prompts to complete and submit your current resume and cover letter. For more details, please call the Contact Person listed in the advertisement. For queries or issues regarding the eRecruit system, please phone 1300 465 326 during Business Hours.

As part of your application, you will be asked to submit a copy of your resume and a 1-2 page cover letter. In your cover letter, please detail how your experience aligns with the key deliverables of the position and briefly explain why you believe you will be the most suitable person for the role. In addition, you will also need to address screening questions; please provide a written response to each question. It is suggested that you may wish to write approximately 2-3 paragraphs for each screening question.

The Selection Process

As part of our selection process, you may be required to undertake a one-way video interview via SparkHire, and a face to face interview or virtual interview via Microsoft Teams or Skype. You may also be required to undertake police checks, employment history checks, qualification checks and drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Australian Standards and Council's procedures.

Please note applications for all of our vacancies close at 10.30 pm on the listed closing date.

To our valued community; As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to impact our community and daily lives, we want to assure you that we are monitoring developments very closely and taking all appropriate action. Keeping this in mind, please be aware that our recruitment process, while going ahead, may take longer than average, and we ask that you remain patient during these prolonged periods.

Screening questions Essential: Do you have a current Drivers Licence Class C Car?
Essential: Do you have a current provide first aid certificate? Or are you willing to get one?
Essential: Do you have tertiary qualifications in an applicable environmental stream (such as Degree in Science, Degree in Environmental Science) or demonstrated equivalent experience relevant to the role? If yes, please explain.
Essential: Demonstrate your experience managing multiple projects and ability to prioritise work with conflicting deadlines. Please provide example/s.
Essential: Describe your applied ecological restoration experience and knowledge, focusing on your experience with restoration planning, field knowledge, budgeting, monitoring, reporting and ArcGIS skills.
Essential: Demonstrate your ability to communicate and build strong relationships within the team, within the organisation, and with contractors, clients and stakeholders. Please provide example/s.
Contact person Michael Duncan
Contact number 0755811516
Contact email MDUNCAN@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Closing date 27/06/2021

Merrimac, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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