Program Leader (Harvest Planning and Resource Analysis)

WA - Parks and Wildlife, Department of

Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia

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Job Posted: 21/06/2017

Job Category:

Primary Industry / Forestry

Job description:
Forest and Ecosystem Management Division
Program Leader (Harvest Planning and Resource Analysis)
PSGOGA, Specified Calling level 3, $106,533 - $117,969 pa + 9.5% Superannuation


The South West/Warren Region has extensive diverse forests and coastline, including the karri forests and pristine coastline and inlets, with developed recreational facilities through to wilderness areas in the South West. The area is renowned for its wineries, restaurants and magnificent landscapes.

Similar appointments may be made from this process in locations throughout Western Australia within a 12 month period to positions that may be permanent or contract, including contract appointments with the possibility of subsequent permanency.



Job Description

At a professional level and with limited direction this position: 

  • Undertakes the identification and scheduling of native forest timber harvest coupes in the south west in operational harvest plans, ensuring all regulatory and planning constraints are satisfied, and providing relevant reports and support to audit and certification processes as required. 

  • Participates or leads projects related to the acquisition, analysis and maintenance of land and natural resource data or systems to support land and resource management and planning.

  • Manages the works program, supervision and direction for staff in the relevant program across the Section and Branch level.

Selection Criteria

Applicants should address the following four (4) criteria. These should be addressed in no more than four (4) pages in total.

  1. A Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant discipline (Forestry, Forest Science) or approved equivalent qualification.

  2. Working knowledge and considerable experience in timber harvest planning to achieve ecologically sustainable forest management, within the constraints of strategic and statutory planning and approval processes; with a preference for someone with knowledge of the issues, policies and processes applied within WA to forest planning.

  3. Strong skills and considerable knowledge of GIS, aerial photography interpretation, forest measurement and natural resource inventory techniques, and silvicultural systems; considerable experience in forest resources assessment and analysis.

  4. Well developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, with a proven track record of explaining forest planning, policies and legislation effectively with internal and external parties. 

Parks and Wildlife values 

In all of our work we will act with the highest Integrity and be Open, Accountable, Creative, Responsive, Innovative, Outcome-focused and Collaborative. For the purposes of this recruitment process, behaviour that reflects the values indicated below (as Essential and/or Desirable) are included as selection criteria for this position.

Desirable: Open, Accountable, Creative, Responsive, Innovative, Outcome-focused, Collaborative, Integrity.

For the full role description, including detailed responsibilities and a full list of criteria including those that are not required to be addressed in the application please refer to attached Job Description below.

For Further Job Related Information: Please contact Dr Martin Rayner on (08) 9725 5927, or for further information about Parks and Wildlife please visit

Application Instructions: For detailed assistance to ensure that you submit all of the required and appropriate information in your application, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Kit carefully. All documents attached with your application must be in Word or PDF format.  

No late or proforma applications will be accepted. 

To avoid last minute congestion of the system, please endeavour to submit your application well before the closing time.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online.


A search for additional applicants may be conducted for this position where necessary in order to provide a more diverse and/or competitive field.

What Parks and Wildlife offers: In addition to the opportunity to contribute to biodiversity and environmental conservation initiatives, the Department of Parks and Wildlife offers a number of incentives including: an attractive salary packaging scheme; comprehensive health and lifestyle programs; a Personnel Pass to Parks and Wildlife managed attractions and parks, after a 3 month qualifying period; and the opportunity to work in iconic locations throughout Western Australia.

Substantive Equality Statement

The Department of Parks and Wildlife is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply for positions within our agency. The Department also promotes flexible working arrangements.

ATTACHMENTS: - Job Description DPW3119015.pdf
- Application Kit.docx

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WORK TYPE:  Permanent - Full Time
LOCATION: Bunbury or Manjimup, Western Australia
CLOSING DATE: 2017-07-04 12:00 PM