Local recruitment: Water Regulation Officer

Government of New South Wales

New South Wales, Australia 🇦🇺

  • Work with our licensing and approvals teams to ensure best practice water management for NSW
  • Temporary full-time opportunity until 30 June 2022, various NSW locations encouraged
  • Clerk Grade 7/8 offering salary from $99,431.00 + super

The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) has an opportunity for a Water Regulation Officer to undertake licencing and approval assessments to ensure effective, efficient, transparent and accountable delivery of licences and approvals in relation to water resource regulation in NSW.

About You

The Water Regulation Officer works within the Licensing & Approvals team to assess complex applications for water access. You will undertake environmental assessment and apply conditions to ensure sustainable water use in accordance with the legislation, regulations and water sharing plans.

You will, input, analyse and interpret water resource data, provide technical reports on water resource  management and facilitate and negotiate between affected parties to resolve disputes/objections in relation to water resource regulation in NSW. You will have strong written and verbal communication skills. Previous experience in water management and legislation is also highly regarded.

Essential Requirements 

  • Knowledge and understanding of the aims and principles of sustainable natural resource management.
  • Experience in the regulation of water and/or environmental impact assessment of projects
  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Sciences or natural resources, planning or other relevant field and/or equivalent level of knowledge and experience in the industry

For more information read the full Role Description: Water Regulation Officer

For more information hit Apply to visit the 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.

The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) Act 2017 enacted by the NSW Parliament in November 2017 provides for the establishment of a new independent water regulator in NSW focused on establishing best practice water regulation underpinned by ethics, good governance and stakeholder engagement to deliver effective and reliable water regulation for the people of NSW.

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.

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 Thursday 28 October 2021 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Jane Curran via [email protected] or on 0437 832 227.

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

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).

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.





IHE Delft Institute for Water Education - MSc in Water and Sustainable Development