Senior Sustainability Officer

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Work type: Permanent Full Time
Classification: Band 7 ($94,016 - $104,282 pa)
Categories: Business Strategy & Improvement, Project Management, Environment & Sustainability

About us
We are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong such a great place to live.  

We’re going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better. From digital modernisation to the contemporary office we’re building in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our diverse and inclusive team.

About the Role
In this senior role, you will form part of the Sustainability and Environmental Planning Unit who are responsible for a range of strategies and programs to assist the region to become an environmentally sustainable city.

You will lead the delivery of environmental sustainability strategies, projects and programs, along with the implementation of the Climate Change Response Plan. You will develop and deliver sustainability and climate change strategies and programs, including initiatives to reduce greenhouse emissions and climate change risks, lead community partnership programs and seek funding opportunities.

  • Lead and assist the delivery of community partnership projects.
  • Lead the delivery of environmental sustainability community grants programs.
  • Assist in the implementation of Council’s Environment Management Strategy.Apply for and project manage grants to support corporate and community emissions reductions and adaptation programs.
  • Represent the City of Greater Geelong on the regional alliances and community networks.

About you
To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced communication and engagement professional, with a solid understanding of sustainability and climate change. You will have a high level of patience and resilience, a continuous improvement mindset and be strategic in your thinking around the way you work and prioritisation of your work.

  • An ability to generate community awareness and enthusiasm for environmental sustainability programs.
  • Knowledge of local government’s role and responsibility relating to environment and sustainability.
  • Sound understanding of best-practice project management methodologies, developed predominantly within the areas of environmental sustainability.
  • Theoretical and scientific approach to sustainability issues; searches for opportunities or solutions to problems that have not previously been encountered.
  • Tertiary qualifications and/or extensive experience in the field of environmental sustainability.
  • Covid19 vaccinations required for this role.

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy the benefits of:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • paid parental leave (14 weeks)
  • a healthy and safe environment
  • our employee wellbeing program
  • discounted memberships at Swim Sport and Leisure facilities
  • career development opportunities.

Applications and Enquiries
Click the Position Description link to view more information about this position. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description in a separate document and upload as part of their application.

Enquires: Tim Mordaunt – Senior Sustainability Officer | 5272 4834 | TMordaunt@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

Click the Apply for this job button to submit your application or find out more about this opportunity.

City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

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