Environment Planner

Hybrid: Work from home, and our Officer location (Minimum 2 days in the office)    Full Time, Band 6, $86,865- 102,922 + Super + monthly ADO Support the protection & enhancement of Cardinia Shire’s native vegetation & biodiversity.About us      Cardinia Shire is one of the state’s fastest -growing municipalities, located 55 kilometres south-east of Melbourne’s central business district, it boasts a unique combination of urban and rural areas creating a diverse and vibrant community. Working together, doing things differently and preparing for the future are the three cornerstones of our culture, helping us to deliver on Council strategy.      About the role Are you passionate about the environment and making a meaningful impact on your community? We have an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Planner to join our team and be a driving force in shaping a sustainable future for our Shire. As an Environmental Planner, you will play a pivotal role in providing strategic and statutory environmental planning advice both internally and externally. Your expertise will be crucial in advocating for the protection and enhancement of our Shire's precious biodiversity.  Importantly, this role is within a supportive team environment, who are passionate about delivering positive environmental outcomes for the community.  About you  We are seeking applications from professionals who have a demonstrated understanding of environmental planning within the context of the Victorian planning scheme. Your ability to influence and advocate, using a strategic and critical lens in balancing your passion for positive environmental outcomes will help you succeed in this role. You will also need to meet the following. Demonstrated knowledge in natural resource management or environmental science, specifically indigenous plant identification and threatened species management. Demonstrated knowledge and experience of the environmental statutory planning procedures and Demonstrated knowledge in the development and delivery of strategic environmental planning policies and strategies. Tertiary qualifications in planning, environmental science, natural resource management or a related discipline  Why work for us      Activity Based and hybrid work model.       We deliver innovative and impactful projects that make a real difference to the community.       Professional development opportunities, including training and education programs, and leadership development initiatives.   A commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, with initiatives to reduce the Council's carbon footprint and promote sustainable practices in the community.      A focus on work-life balance, with programs and initiatives designed to support employees' physical and mental well-being.      17.5% leave loading       Free parking, walking distance from the train station and cafes.      Interested in learning more about our benefits, click here https://careers.cardinia.vic.gov.au/our-benefits/         To apply     To apply for this position please complete the online application form, including your resume and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability for this role.   To access the position description please visit https://careers.cardinia.vic.gov.au/our-jobs/,  scroll to the bottom of the advertised position to access the PD.     Applications close: 2nd October 2023    For further information regarding the role please speak to Principal Environment Planner- Ryan Harris on 03 5943 4837. Cardinia Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse, and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We welcome applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore career opportunities with Cardinia Shire Council. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application by contacting us on 1300 787 624.       All successful applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Check and pre-employment medicals, certain positions may also require a Working with Children Check.     You must have valid Australian Working Rights to be considered for this role.   Position Description AUD Officer 3809