Local recruitment: Principal Project Officer Climate

Government of New South Wales

New South Wales, Australia 🇦🇺

Do you want your work to make a difference for NSW?

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Lead the delivery of strategic climate and water initiatives
  • Permanent full-time opportunity, location negotiable across NSW
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $131,094 – $151,609 + super

Our Water Group team is currently seeking to appoint a Principal Project Officer, Climate to lead the delivery of strategic climate and water initiatives. In this role, you will lead a project team responsible for managing programs to integrate and embed new climate risk data and modelling through broader NSW government water management and planning processes, as well as oversee research and collaborate with the Water Modelling team to ensure there is consistency and continual improvement in water related climate analysis.

About You

You will have demonstrated experience in leading the development and delivery of programs to achieve priority objectives in the context of climate variability, climate change and risk. You will also have strong communication and collaboration skills, building and maintaining relationships with other agencies including scientific experts and advisers to assist with policy implementation.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated individual with a passion for driving positive outcomes in climate and water management, leading a team to promote improvements in climate related risk management for water management across NSW.  We also offer career development and advancement opportunities.

Essential Requirements

  • A degree in a relevant discipline

For more information read the full Role Description: Principal Project Officer, Climate  

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, cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role and completion of two role specific questions in the application form. DPIE expects all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.

We anticipate interviews will be held the week commencing 13 December 2021.

Applications close Sunday 28 November 2021 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Mark Simons 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

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.





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