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Senior Science Writer, Melbourne Strategic Assessment

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


• Do you have excellent leadership skills?

• Do you have good analytical and research skills?

• Location: Melbourne CBD

We are looking for a proactive person who is a great communicator with strong stakeholder management skills.

The Senior Science Writer is a strong analytical thinker, with an aptitude for stakeholder engagement and extensive experience in analysing, consulting on and presenting complex data and research. The position requires extensive systems thinking with strong science, analytical and writing skills.

The Senior Science Writer is an excellent communicator with strong stakeholder management skills and excellent public presentation skills and experience presenting complex issues to senior executives, ministers, parliamentary committees and/or independent inquiries. Consulting purposefully and independently with senior stakeholders across government, business, non-government organisations and with the broader community, the position provides authoritative expert advice on complex issues regarding the conservation outcomes of the Melbourne Strategic Assessment, biodiversity and regulatory frameworks.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in a biodiversity or environmental management discipline;
  • Science writing qualifications or demonstrated experience (e.g. academic thesis); and
  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 18 months.

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 Monday 10 March 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.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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