Operations Officer

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Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Manjimup, Australia

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Operations Officer

Job ID: 11382
Job Views: 15
Location: Merredin
Post Code: 6415
Category: Government
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 15/05/2024


Regional and Fire Management Services Division
Operations Officer
PSCA, Level 3, $79,156 - $84,977 p.a. plus 11% Superannuation
With an abundance of parks, gardens, natural bushland and a wide range of accommodation and cafes, Merredin is an ideal base for exploring the many attractions and sights of the Western Australian Wheatbelt.




Job Requirements:

Job Description

Under the direction of the Operations Officer:

  • Participates in the implementation of management programs designed to conserve and regenerate threatened and declining flora and fauna, natural ecological communities and critical habitat in the Merredin area.
  • Assists with the delivery of the region’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) program.
  • Assists with the preparation and implementation of recovery action management plans and projects.
  • Liaises with community, key stakeholders and community groups in a positive and informed manner.
  • Undertakes an active role in prescribed burning and bushfire suppression operations.

Selection Criteria

Applicants should address the following four (4) criteria. These should be addressed in no more than four (4) pages in total.

  1. Knowledge of and experience in the operational delivery of natural land management or a closely related field or technical area, including understanding the threats to natural ecological communities and critical habitat for threatened flora and fauna species.
  2. Some knowledge and experience in leading and managing teams, showing a high level of self-motivation and skills in organising and implementing works programs, scheduling work, setting and reviewing goals and controlling and reviewing progress, including experience with contractors and volunteers.
  3. Evidence of good interpersonal skills and experience in effective liaison with external organisations, including local authorities, private companies, other government agencies, stakeholders (including Aboriginals) and community interest groups and evidence of openness and honesty in all dealings including supervisors, work colleagues, customers and the general public.
  4. Experience in contract management, budget preparation, control and expenditure of allocated work projects. Ability to show a conscientious approach to all issues and consistency in meeting project deadlines.

For the full role description, detailed responsibilities and a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the attached Job Description below. The documents attached to this advertisement are available in alternative formats upon request.

Eligibility: To be eligible for permanent appointment, it is essential to have Australian citizenship, New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency status or a visa with entitlement to live and work in Australia for the term of the contract.

For Further Job-Related Information: Please contact Mitchell Davies on 0427 193 556, or for further information about the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions please visit https://www.dbca.wa.gov.au/.

How to Apply:

Application Instructions:

To allow the selection panel to make an accurate assessment of your application, please submit the following:

  • A covering letter.
  • A written response addressing the above four (4) requested criteria (in no more than four (4) pages).
  • A current resume.

To ensure that you submit the required and appropriate information in your application, please read the attached Job Application Kit carefully. All documents attached with your application must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. To avoid last minute congestion of the system, please endeavour to submit your application well before the closing time.

No late or proforma applications will be accepted.

A search for additional applicants may be conducted for this position where necessary in order to provide a more diverse and/or competitive field.

Substantive Equality Statement

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply for positions within our agency. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. The Department also promotes flexible working arrangements.

Applicants with a disability who require adjustments in the recruitment process can contact the Senior Recruitment Officer on (08) 9219 9879 or recruitment@dbca.wa.gov.au. Do not send job applications to this email; they will not be accepted.

Similar appointments may be made from this process in locations throughout Western Australia within a 12-month period to positions that may be permanent or contract, including contract appointments with the possibility of subsequent permanency.


Attachments: DBCA Job Application Form.docx
DBCA Job application kit.docx
Job Description Form DBCA3120085.pdf

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