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Senior Regional Engagement Officer – 4 positions (Gippsland, Barwon South West & Loddon Mallee x2)

DEECA

Closing date 23 January 2023

Employment Type

Full Time

Salary

$103,920 - $125,735 + Super

Location
Gippsland, Barwon South West & Loddon Mallee x2

Senior Regional Engagement Officer – 4 positions (Gippsland, Barwon South West & Loddon Mallee x2)

Location: Various

Salary: $103,920 to $125,735 + super.

Position No: 50946220, 50946221, 50946222 and 50946223

Be part of Victoria’s once-in-a generation energy transition!

As the State’s ageing coal-fired power stations retire in the coming decades, they are being replaced with renewables. Our electricity system must also change to carry energy from where it is generated to where it is needed.

Shifting to renewable energy will deliver affordable, reliable and secure electricity. It will also help us deal with climate change by reducing our emissions.

To achieve these goals, VicGrid is coordinating the overarching planning and development of six renewable energy zones (REZ) in Victoria. As part of this, VicGrid is building a new Project Delivery branch to support the development and delivery of transmission infrastructure projects (or non-network alternatives) within the REZs.

The Senior Regional Engagement Officer – Project Delivery positions are responsible for implementing a best practice strategy and framework for regional community and stakeholder engagement for transmission projects being developed in the Gippsland, South West and Murray River REZs.

These positions are based within the Gippsland, Barwon South West and Loddon Mallee regions, with an immediate focus on locations where transmission projects are being developed to coordinate offshore wind, and where the KerangLink interconnector between Victoria and New South Wales is being developed. This local approach is designed to enable earlier and deeper engagement with communities and build effective social licence, consistent with the objectives in the Preliminary Victorian Transmission Investment Framework (VTIF).

The Senior Regional Engagement Officer – Project Delivery positions work within a regional engagement team to implement tailored engagement strategies for a broad range of stakeholders (including local communities and landholders), build relationships with Traditional Owners, develop collateral to support engagement strategies, and liaise with proponents during project delivery to implement the strategies as required throughout the project lifecycle.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in stakeholder engagement, media, or public relations.
  • Strong experience in stakeholder engagement, with experience on complex major projects or experience engaging with regional communities highly valued.
  • Experience in developing promotional and communication materials.
  • Knowledge of the communities and local economies in the Gippsland, Barwon South West and Loddon Mallee regions.

There are 4 fixed term positions available until 30 June 2025. The work location for these positions is Gippsland (1), Barwon South West (1) and Loddon Mallee (2) Regions respectively, with hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for these positions, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience. Please reference your desired location as part of your application.

For further information please refer to the attached position descriptions.

Applications close at midnight on Monday, 23 January 2023.

Other relevant information:
For the relevant Position Description, please visit careers.vic.gov.au and search by Position Title

R30655 Senior Regional Engagement Officer - https://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au/jobs/VG-50946220 Senior Regional Engagement Officer - 4 positions (Gippsland, Barwon South West & Loddon Mallee x2)

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check. Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date (3 doses) or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

To be eligible for appointment to these roles, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.