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Lead – Environmental Sustainability

Shoalhaven City Council

Date posted: May 18, 2024

Closes: Jul 01, 2024

  • Salary: $99,364 - $113,228 p.a. plus 11% Super
  • Permanent/Full-Time
  • Access to Leaseback Vehicle
About the role
This is a permanent, full-time, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm position working 35 hours per week. This position is located at the Nowra Administration Building.

The advertised salary is based on the grade of the position, comprising of 4 steps within the range shown. The starting salary is at Step 1 within the grade. Progression through the salary steps shall be based upon the achievement of performance objectives relating to the position.

Reporting directly to the Manager – Environmental Services, the focus of this position is to:

  • Develop and implement an environmental strategy for Council to delineate proactive environmental outcomes to ensure the social, environmental, and economic values of the Shoalhaven are adequately balanced.
  • Develop, implement, and report on environment and sustainability plans, policies, programs, and procedures that align to Council’s Community Strategic Plan; in consultation with Councillors, staff and relevant stakeholders – this includes Council’s Sustainability and Climate Policy and Action Plan, and Adaptation Plan.
  • Lead the planning, preparation, and implementation of approved environment and sustainability projects to address issues such as energy, emissions, electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, water, biodiversity, and waste, including proposals for appropriate budgets.
  • Administration of Council’s Revolving Energy Fund includes identification of eligible energy efficiency projects.
  • Coordination of Council’s Environmental Awareness Working Group and environmental engagement program including the development and implementation of training and awareness programs for the community and Council staff.

Skills & Experience
To be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

  • Tertiary qualifications relevant to the position in either Science, Environmental Science, Sustainability, Education, Engineering or similar.
  • Demonstrated experience in scoping, facilitating, project managing and delivering sustainability and environmental projects or programs in relevant areas such as energy management, climate change risk/mitigation/adaptation, waste minimisation/recycling and/or water efficiency.
  • Class C Driver’s Licence.
  • Proof of Australian residency or citizenship, or authority to work in Australia (visa)

About Shoalhaven City Council
Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.

We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Remote Working Arrangements
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

How to Apply
You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you.

In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website.

  • At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  • Outline your experience in developing and delivering sustainability projects for local government or large organisations.
  • Provide an example of a priority sustainability project where you have had a key role in leading the work. How did you approach the task? How did you manage risks, competing demands and stakeholder interests?
  • How do you manage competing priority projects?

Contact: Michael Roberts – Manager – Environmental Services – 02 4429 3501

Applications Close: Sunday, 30 June 2024 (at Midnight)

Shoalhaven City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

Shoalhaven City Council is a Child Safe Organisation that recognises and advocates for the rights of children and young people and are committed to providing a safe workplace.

When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email.

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