Local recruitment: Director Aboriginal Water (Identified)

Government of New South Wales

New South Wales, Australia 🇦🇺

  • Aboriginal Identified opportunity
  • Opportunity for an experienced Director to coordinate engagement with Aboriginal people on water management and strategy for NSW!
  • Permanent full-time opportunity, location negotiable across NSW
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $215,923 – $238,977 plus superannuation

The Water Group within the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) is currently seeking to appoint a Director, Aboriginal Water (Identified) to lead a new function within the Water Group’s Strategy Division, and bring an enhanced and dedicated focus to improving water outcomes for First Nations people in NSW.

This is an Aboriginal Identified role where Aboriginal identity, cultural knowledge or connections are a genuine aspect of the role. Positions are specifically noted under the provisions of the NSW Anti-discrimination Act (1977).

About You

If you are a strategic thinker and have demonstrated experience in leading and developing strategic programs and change, this role is for you!

Heavily focussed on forming strategic partnerships with Aboriginal people and communities across NSW, you will have exceptional communication and relationship skills, with the proven ability to work collaboratively and ensure the effective development of policy, programs and legislative options to improve outcomes for Aboriginal people. You will have strong people management skills, encouraging cross-organisational coordination as well as representing the leadership team and the DPIE cluster, and demonstrated project management and delivery skills. Previous experience within Government is also desirable.

You will lead delivery of commitments in the NSW Water Strategy including development of an Aboriginal Water Strategy, and DPIE Water’s work under the Closing the Gap National Agreement.

This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate individual to lead DPIE Water’s work program in a meaningful, timely and culturally appropriate way to meet the needs of First Nations and Aboriginal people. We also offer career development and advancement opportunities.

Essential Requirements

  • Applicants must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and accepted in the community as such. Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997.

For more information read the full Role Description: Director Aboriginal Water (Identified)

For more information hit Apply to visit the www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au website.

About Us

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment’s (DPIE) vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPIE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all.

The Water Group leads the NSW Government in providing confidence to communities and stakeholders with the transparent stewardship of water resources, provision of services and reforms that support sustainable and healthy environments, economies and societies across NSW.

To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role.

Applications close Tuesday 28th September 2021 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Jacinta Rodham via [email protected]

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • provide alternative formats to apply
  • make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/our-mob-on-country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.

We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on [email protected]  (please include reference number).


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