Geographic Information System Officer

Geographic Information System Officer

State Government of Victoria | Melbourne, VIC, 3001, AU

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Geographic Information System Officer
$103,920 – $125,735 (Plus Superannuation)
Fixed term until 30 June 2023
Usual hours of work: Full time (flexibility may be available)
Usual work location: 1 Spring Street, Melbourne (flexibility may be available)
The Team
The position of Geographic Information System Officer forms a part of the Resources branch within the Forestry, Resources and Climate Change group.
The Resources Branch develops policy, programs and regulation to enable investment and generate jobs through the sustainable development of the state's earth resources (including extractives, minerals and petroleum), forestry and game. It also works with commercial forest industries to maximise economic value from Victorian timber production and processing (plantations and native forests on public and private land) and assists industry to adapt to environmental, social and economic change.
The Role
The position of Geographic Information System (GIS) Officer performs a key role within Earth Resources Regulation, providing ongoing GIS technical support to staff and the earth resources sector. The Earth Resources sector includes the petroleum, geothermal, pipeline, carbon storage, mineral and extractive industries.
The Officer will work in the Statutory Authorisations team to produce and maintain fit for purpose spatial data sets, conduct spatial analyses, and produce high-quality print and web map products – primarily through the expert use of ArcGIS software. The officer will also contribute to updating the GIS processes and templates to remove the reliance on outdated and manual systems.
The role requires the candidate to apply high level organisation skills, systematic thinking, and the ability to identify opportunities to improve business effectiveness and achieve best practice outcomes. Additionally, the candidate will need to understand GIS systems and be self-motivated (with limited supervision) to achieve identified outcomes.
Further key accountabilities of the role will include:
Design, build, and maintain spatial data for the resources sector, including tenement boundaries representing rights granted by the State for mineral, extractive, and petroleum resources, and apply automation methods where appropriate.
Produce high quality GIS map products, undertake spatial data analysis and provide reporting services and specialist advice to ERR, the broader Resources branch and external stakeholders, often at short notice.
Lead and support the identification, development and completion of projects and initiatives across the broader Earth Resources group involving GIS applications and complex mapping and GIS issues.
Establish and maintain a highly professional, productive and responsive relationship with internal and external stakeholders, agents and community members.
Review and contribute to the development of procedures, policies and guidelines, as they relate to the GIS functions and requirements of Earth Resources Regulation.
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Seeking an opportunity to learn, grow and achieve?
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Further Information
For a confidential discussion, please contact Stephen Arnott, Manager, Specialist Services 0448 701 630 or at
Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, in line with the and any other legislative requirements, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.
Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.
For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.
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How to Apply
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