First listed on: 28 June 2022

Community Energy Officer

Banyule Council is seeking a driven and autonomous Community Energy Officer to join our Environment Team on a permanent part time basis. You will play a critical role in providing support & advice to the community on how to reduce household emissions. 


The Environment Team is responsible for corporate and community climate action, strategic biodiversity and community education and stewardship. It provides advice on emissions reduction, adaptation, energy efficiency, environmental education, conservation and land management and supports the Banyule Environment and Climate Action Advisory Committee (BECAAC) and environment grants.


As the Community Energy Officer, you will:

  • Establish, promote and administer an in-house energy advice phone line and email account
  • Provide active support to residents on how to reduce household energy consumption, undertake energy efficiency upgrades, reduce energy bills and access government programs 
  • Establish formal guidance on how to select reputable solar & energy suppliers and installers
  • Oversee Council's Solar on leased facilities program.
  • Understand barriers to the uptake of energy efficiency upgrades, develop and implement a communication plan to raise awareness


You will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or significant experience in energy efficiency, community engagement, renewable energy, emissions reduction, community development or related disciplines are essential
  • Demonstrated knowledge of climate change and energy policy and government incentive programs
  • Excellent understanding of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to liaise effectively with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in investigation, research and preparation of reports


What’s on offer:

  • $89,269.36 to $97,051.83 pro rata plus super
  • Permanent part time 24 hours per week
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Access to Learning and Development opportunities and range of Health and Well-being initiatives
  • Greensborough office close to shops, cafes, and public transport


Our Staff choose to align their career with Banyule by living the values of Respect, Integrity, Responsibility, Initiative and Inclusion, strong learning and development culture and the positive way we work in partnership with the community.


How to apply: 

For more information about this position please access a copy of the position description via the link below or to discuss your suitability, we encourage you to contact Ellie Hall Tel: 9433 7724 for a confidential conversation.


To apply for this position, please include your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description. For more information on how to apply, please refer to the Application Guidelines via the link below.


Banyule City Council is committed to being an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe employer, we value diversity and encourage people from different and diverse backgrounds to apply. If you have a reasonable adjustment, support or access requirement, we encourage you to let us know through your application or email  or call 9940 4235.


In line with the directions issued by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, this position requires you to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are successful in the recruitment and selection process, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status.     

Applications Close 11.45pm on: Tuesday 12 July 2022.

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