Natural Resources Planner
· Full-time, permanent position
· Flexible work arrangements
· Great organisational culture and supportive team environment.
We are looking for a passionate enthusiastic individual who can advocate for great environmental outcomes. You will be a key stakeholder in the management of Wodonga’s unique landscape using your influence and negotiating skills to ensure our community enjoys a thriving natural environment.
Using your environmental expertise to participate in policy development and project delivery, you will be able to form great relationships to ensure development coexists with the preservation and enhancement of our stunning bush land and reserves.
Key components of the role include the following.
· Prepare and implement council policy, procedures and strategy to inform effective environmental planning and management across the city
· Provide environmental advice to permit applicants and for council projects to ensure compliance with regulatory standards
· Develop and maintain positive working relationships with internal, government, development and community stakeholders to better achieve positive environment outcomes for the City.
The position sits within the council’s Strategic Planning team and will work closely with our wider infrastructure and Outdoor Operations teams. The successful applicant will have a strong background in environmental management. Experience in planning is desirable but not essential. We need a relationship builder, negotiator and someone who is prepared to passionately advocate for great environmental outcomes for our community.
Working with Wodonga Council
Wodonga is a vibrant and growing city ideally situated on the Murray River with surrounding hills, rich agricultural valleys, adjacent wineries and historic towns. Wodonga is one of the fastest-growing cities in Victoria and is undergoing major redevelopment in the city. Experience a sense of pride by joining an organisation that works directly with and for our local community.
Locals enjoy short commute times, an extensive track and trail network in which to soak up the great outdoors and a lifestyle at the centre of a diverse region offering award-winning wineries, historic townships, snow and water play and much more.
Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including employee health and wellbeing programs, flexible work arrangements and career pathways and opportunities.
The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff. We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect.
Wodonga Council strongly encourages applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity; and, from every age and ethnic background. If you have any questions about the role or application process, please reach out by calling our Team Leader Strategic Planning Ken Chan on 02 6022 9300 or 0435 276 204.
Applicants will be required to attach a document addressing each of the key selection criteria (listed above), resume and a brief cover letter.
Support on how to address selection criteria can be found here; applications not addressing selection criteria will not be considered.
The successful applicant will be required to complete a health statement declaration and provide a copy of a National Police Check prior to commencement.
To apply visit wodonga.vic.gov.au/careers; applications close Sunday, May 16, 2021.