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Parks Victoria is committed to maintaining the health of the natural environment and of our parks and reserves, while providing a range of excellent visitor services - so that all Victorians can visit them to relax or exercise their bodies and minds - Healthy Parks, Healthy People.

All Parks Victoria's staff contribute to improving these wonderful parks every day. Protecting and conserving them now and for future generations. These positions offer you an opportunity to become part of a team that is committed to making a difference to our natural environment through professionally managing one of the world's great park systems.

Parks Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a commitment to merit, equity and diversity in the workplace.

To gain employment with Parks Victoria you need to be:

  • Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand citizen who has entered Australia on a valid passport. A birth certificate, citizenship certificate or current passport is proof of eligibility.
  • A non-citizen with a valid visa that provides work rights. A current passport containing the visa is proof of eligibility. As the visa has an expiry date, non-citizens can only engage in casual, temporary or fixed term roles that do not extend beyond the expiry date.
  • Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory police screen checks.

Visitor Research Analyst

  • Contribute to the future of Victoria’s parks
  • Contribute to evidence based park management
  • Work in a diverse team

The Visitor Research Analyst role will lead the development and management of Parks Victoria’s visitor research and monitoring program and includes the gathering, application and reporting of evidence and knowledge to inform park management priorities and programs.

You will be responsible for:

  • Building collaborative knowledge partnerships with research organisations, social science experts, park staff and other community stakeholders as well as provide expert advice related to visitor and community use of parks.
  • Leading and management of the analysis of monitoring programs for visitor numbers, visitor satisfaction and community benefits.
  • Provide direction, priorities and standards for park visitor monitoring and undertake knowledge scans to understand best practice for park management related to visitor and community use of parks.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in science or equivalent.
  • Specialist/Post Graduate qualification or demonstrated relevant experience.
  • Previous extensive experience within a Public Sector or Service environment.
  • Demonstrated expertise in research design, data analysis and interpretation.
  • Demonstrated high level judgement experience in analytical problem solving and decision making.
  • Demonstrated experience in strong leadership and management skills including the ability to develop and monitor complex work programs.
  • Previous experience in engagement and stakeholder management.
  • Extensive experience in leading and managing team performance.
  • Demonstrated experience in provision on expert and technical advice and support.
  • Demonstrated experience in communication of scientific and technical information.
  • A current Victorian driver’s licence.

Parks Victoria requires all prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check prior to an employment offer being made.

Position description (PDF)

Position description (MS Word)

For further information please contact Tony Varcoe by calling Parks Victoria on 13 1963.

To apply, please e-mail your application, addressing the Qualifications and Experience and Key Capabilities including a resume to

Applications close Friday 6 March 2015. All applications will be treated confidentially.