Local recruitment: Senior Project Officer (Floodplain Management)

Government of New South Wales

Newcastle NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

  • Ongoing opportunity, salary starting from $117,684 + superannuation
  • The Senior Project Officer Floodplain Management is part of the specialist flood team in the Environment Energy and Science Group of the Department which supports the delivery of the floodplain management program.  Work in this group provides the exciting opportunity to make a difference in flood risk management in New South Wales by supporting the delivery of priority flood risk management projects that improve outcomes for the community.   
  • Location: Newcastle, Parramatta or Wollongong

About the Role:

  • Developing, evaluating and reviewing strategic operational policy, processes, procedures and projects to address flood program priorities
  • Reporting on a range of operational policy initiatives and guidance in relation to complex flood risk management issues
  • Undertaking state-wide and regional problem solving, policy, legislation and program design
  • Providing specialist support to flood risk management activities in the state, including advice to staff and external stakeholders
  • Preparing responses to complex, controversial and sensitive issues, recommend appropriate solutions and provide expert advice to environmental planning and assessment matters
  • Preparing complex and detailed reports, discussion papers, submissions

About you:

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of flooding processes and the development of flood risk management plans.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of flood management policies and practice including relevant legislation, policies and guidelines and ability to represent the Agency in a range of forums.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in flood risk management.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of guidelines and legislation relevant to flood risk management.
  • Relevant degree level tertiary qualifications in civil or environmental engineering or related disciplines.
  • Current Australian drivers licence and willingness to travel.

About Us

Our vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We focus on some of the biggest issues facing our state. We deliver sustainable water resource and environment management, secure our energy supply, oversee our planning system, maximise community benefit from government land and property, and create the conditions for a prosperous state. 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. 

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies

Daring    Collaboration    Creative     Kind      Inclusive 

How to apply
Apply by addressing the focus capabilities in the role description, submitting a current resume and cover letter of no more than two pages including how your experience and skills make you a good fit for this role.

More Opportunities

A Talent Pool may be established for future roles with similar focus capabilities. The Talent Pool may be available to hiring managers from the Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster and other NSW Public Sector agencies over an 18-month period.  

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility

The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and those with disability.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Applications Close: 11 October 2021

Should you require further information about the role, please contact Duncan McLuckie on (02) 4927 3117 or [email protected]