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Conservation Project Officer

Job no:973764
Work type:Temporary Full Time
Location:Operations Centre, 20 Bennet Street Dandenong

$70,230 pa - $81, 122 pa (plus super)

Temporary full time (until 30 June 2020)


The City of Greater Dandenong is an organisation of exceptional character. We invest in the development of our people and the community and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest. We are a progressive organisation, in a city that is on the move and we offer a dynamic and rewarding work environment.


We offer exceptional working conditions and are focused on providing a workplace that values diverse contributions, cares for your health and wellbeing and fosters a positive work culture. We ensure all people have an equal opportunity for employment and advancement within our organisation.


We embrace our diverse community and work environment and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

Are you passionate about bushland, remnant vegetation and community education?

As a Conservation Projects Officer, you'll have the opportunity to implement grants and other projects in our natural areas, working with other landholders to achieve collaborative land management outcomes. You will also spread the word about our parks, natural reserves and other areas of remnant vegetation throughout our diverse community.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the delivery of a number of bushland grant projects, including the Peri-Urban Weed Management Partnerships Initiative
  • Facilitative a multi-stakeholder project working group
  • Coordinating a wide range of revegetation, maintenance, development and other associated tasks
  • Preparation and implementation of revegetation works programs
  • Facilitating community engagement programs.

A qualification in an appropriate discipline or equivalent experience will be highly regarded.

Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the position description. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below.

Download File Conservation Projects Officer - December 2016.pdf

We offer a range of benefits for staff including a friendly team environment, salary sacrificed child care (where available), discounted gym membership and a vibrant social club.

Further information: Maree Keenan, 8571 1768

Applications close: 5.00pm, Tuesday, 30 April 2019