Engagement and Partnerships Officer – Renewable Energy

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning


Full time

Environmental & Green

May 24

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About the job

Location: Hume Region - negotiable

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438 + super.

Position No: 50940569

Opportunity to join and make a positive impact in contributing to the renewable energy projects across Victoria.

Victoria is currently undergoing a rapid transition to a decentralised and renewable electricity grid and the adoption of large-scale renewable energy generation. The role of the Engagement and Partnerships Officer is to work on building social licence for projects related to Renewable Energy Zones across Victoria, and projects to achieve the Victorian Renewable Energy Target.

The project includes staff across the state responsible for building social licence through engagement activities. One of the key deliverables is to implement a state-wide regional engagement strategy for renewable energy.

The Engagement and Partnerships Officer works with regional and state Community Partnerships and Engagement teams, Forest, Fire and Regions Group (FFRG), communication staff and the Energy Division to help improve regional community understanding and social acceptance of renewable energy facilities through the provision of quality engagement activities, to a range of internal and external stakeholders.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

Qualification and experience or relevant demonstrated experience in communications, community engagement, and social science. Knowledge of and experience in applying the IAP2 spectrum.

Knowledge and experience of the Victorian government’s vision and strategies for Renewable Energy including knowledge of local regional context and opportunities.

This is a fixed term position until 30 June 2023. This position is located within the Hume region and can be negotiable within the region.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 30 May 2021.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

For further information including the position description, key selection criteria and to apply visit www.careers.vic.gov.au


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