Strategic Lead – Latrobe

If you are ready to make a difference to West Gippsland’s rivers and environment this could be the perfect position just for you.

We have a unique and challenging opportunity to be a part of transforming the Latrobe river system. This exciting role will lead the development and implementation of strategies for the health of the Latrobe River system, including its floodplains, wetlands and estuary.

  • Fixed Term – Part Time up to 0.6 FTE until end of June 2024 – with possible extension in tenure and/or increase in time fraction subject to need and funding
  • Enjoy a great work life balance with a hybrid working model based in Traralgon (preferred) or Leongatha.

About the role

The Latrobe Valley and River system is undergoing a significant transformation. Complex negotiations and decisions related to the rehabilitation of these mines are underway, with considerations to the river system being discussed.   

The Strategic Lead – Latrobe will lead the development and coordinate the implementation of strategies for the health of the Latrobe River system, including its floodplains, wetlands and estuary.  The focus of the role will be to lead and coordinate the focused effort within the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, support partners, and proactively engage with stakeholders and the community.  

About you

  • You will be a highly motivated and effective senior operator with extensive and strong networks
  • You will have significant experience dealing with highly complex challenges, including strategic planning, risk management and negotiating beneficial outcomes
  • You will possess highly developed interpersonal skills and a proven ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships
  • An understanding of waterway (river, estuary and wetland) management and associated natural resource management issues including legislation, policies, plans and processes, and how these relate to the Latrobe River system, is desirable but not essential.


  • Regular opportunities for professional development to assist you to reach you career goals
  • A culture of continuous improvement
  • Flexible working arrangements, including the ability to work from home
  • A focus on well being initiatives, with regular events and program including our Employee Assistance Program.


To apply please send your application to by midday Monday 12 December, 2022.

Please note to be shortlisted applicants must address the key selection criteria as described in the position description.

For further information about this exciting position, please contact Eleisha Keogh, Manager Water and Waterways on 1300 094 262.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. Inclusion is essential to our mission and diversity reflects the community we serve. If you need any help with the application process or would like to discuss reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please contact Madelyn Brand, Organisational Development Lead on (03) 5175 7839. 

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