Leading Hand Natural Resource Management

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Fixed Term Contract, Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time
Melbourne - Western Region, Melbourne - South Region, Melbourne - Eastern Region, Melbourne - Northern Region, Melbourne - Docklands

Our Organisation

At Melbourne Water we love water and love life. What we do makes a vital contribution to Melbourne’s famous lifestyle. We achieve this by supplying high quality drinking water, providing outstanding sewerage services, integrating drainage systems, building resilience to flooding and by enhancing our waterway and land for greater community use. At Melbourne Water we are in the ‘Decade that Matters’ and we’ve got some ambitious goals to achieve. It’s a pride we share in helping to make greater Melbourne a fantastic place to live.

The Role

Reporting to the Program Lead you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference and add to our work environment, within a place where you can learn and perform to your fullest potential.

At Melbourne Water we have multiple full time, part time, ongoing, fixed and short term roles across various locations working as a Leading Hand Natural Resource Management member. If you have a passion for the environment, love working outside and have a background or keen interest in horticulture, environmental science, landscaping, or land management then we are wanting you to join our dynamic team.

These roles are based from our North, South, East, West and Central regions working along Melbourne’s beautiful waterways and unique grasslands. These customer facing roles contribute to enhancing the livability for all Melbournians. Your ability to take care of your colleagues and your own Health & Safety will see you succeed within this role.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience and capabilities working with and leading crews in NRM and/or Land Management, maintenance environment.
  • Certificate/ Diploma in Environmental disciplines or relevant related work experience
  • Other qualifications such as Industry White Card, Chainsaw Ticket, Plant Machinery competency, Chemcert etc.
  • Ability to take responsibility for own role in ensuring the safety of all team members and other personnel on site
  • Problem solving skills, including the ability to deliver the appropriate outcomes
  • Sound interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide range of people both within Melbourne Water, external organisations and with the general public
  • Ability to work and contribute in a team environment to improve processes, respond to various demands and manage multiple activities simultaneously
  • Ability to work under pressure and in emergency situations

For more information, please see the attached Position Description: Download File Leading Hand Position Description.docx

The starting salary for this role starts at a Melbourne Water WLD EA Level 3 $71,351 + 11% Superannuation + Wellbeing Allowance

Culture at Melbourne Water

We take enormous pride in cultivating a culture that holistically benefits our team and the wider Melbourne community. The pillars of our culture are based on Flexibility, Impact, Growth & Development, and People.

  • Melbourne Water is committed to flexibility in the workplace, with the type of flexibility being dependent on the nature of the role. 
  • Make an impact as part of a passionate team doing meaningful work across Melbourne Water’s Catchment and land assets to ensure a safe environment for all the community to enjoy.  
  • We relish learning and challenging the status quo for continuous growth. Perpetual and varied opportunities for learning and development are offered in a variety of manners - from formal development programs, digital learning content and lunch & learns; to visiting our sites and getting to see our initiatives and projects first hand.
  • People are the foundation for all that we do. Our people are warm, welcoming, and inclusive.
  • We welcome applications from everyone, including people with disability, mature age and young job seekers, members of the LGBTIQA+ community, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Melbourne Water welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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