VicForests employs over 100 staff across nine regional sites throughout the Central Highlands and East Gippsland regions of Victoria, with a corporate support office in Melbourne.
We have a variety of exciting career opportunities available - Our foresters specialise in tactical and operational planning, roading, harvesting and contract management, silviculture and native forest regeneration.
Other career paths include customer management, resource and business analysis, safety and risk, operational audit, forest science and product delivery.
We also employ staff in non-forestry roles, including policy and compliance, legal, information technology, human resources, communications, finance, administration and customer service. A significant proportion of our staff and contractors are also involved with fire-fighting efforts each year.
We care about our employees and are focused on investing in our staff through training, development and the provision of career opportunities.
Applying for Employment
We encourage applicants to send a resume outlining contact details, qualifications, training and work experience; and one to two pages that describe how the applicant's experience addresses the selection criteria outlined in the advertised position description.
2 Years Fixed Term
Varied and interesting role
Melbourne CBD Location
Are you interested in playing a key role in the sustainable management of Victoria’s native forests?
VicForests is a Victorian State-owned business responsible for the sustainable harvest, regeneration and commercial sale of timber from Victoria's public forests on behalf of the Victorian Government.
We undertake all our operations in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner, keeping our staff, the community and the environment in mind in all we do. We are an active member of the communities in which we operate and we are committed to giving stakeholders the opportunity to have input into our forestry practices.
We have an opportunity for a GIS Operator to join our organisation. Reporting to the Spatial Data Administrator, you will be responsible for the maintenance, development and support of VicForests’ spatial information and to ensure its integrity and quality in relevant business systems. You will be required to assist with spatial analysis and mapping tasks, the administration of both corporate and project data and to provide support to regional staff as required.
We would love to hear from you if you have:
A relevant tertiary GIS qualification
At least one year of industry experience using ArcGIS Desktop
Experience using Python
Confidence working in a multi-disciplinary team
Ability to engage with team members and stakeholders in an open and constructive manner
Strong attention to detail
Excellent written and oral communication skills
What you will get in return:
Structured training and development plan
Supportive and friendly team environment
Wellbeing program including flu vacs, discounts on health insurance and health clubs