Local recruitment: Manager Floodplain Management Planning

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.

  • Develop and maintain floodplain management plans and policies consistent with State and Federal water management legislation and obligations
  • Temporary full-time opportunity until 30 June 2022, 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 Manager, Floodplain Management Planning to lead a team of planners and technical specialists to develop and maintain floodplain management plans, rules and policies. In this role, you will work towards supporting environmental, cultural and community needs and requirements by overseeing all aspects of floodplain management plan development, maintenance, and implementation, providing expert advice, supporting technical analysis, and utilising best-practice decision-making.

About You

You will have proven experience providing quality and expert advice to government and non-government stakeholders relating to water planning. You will have strong negotiation skills, managing complex consultations with various stakeholders and using judgement to make key decisions in the face of conflicting perspectives and viewpoints. You will also have experience managing a team and guiding planning framework and ensuring outcomes are met.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated individual to develop floodplain management plans which are consistent with State and Federal water management legislation and obligations. We also offer career development and advancement opportunities.

Essential Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in hydrology, integrated water management, planning and/or equivalent experience
  • NSW Driver licence
  • Overnight travel as required

For more information read the full Role Description: Manager, Floodplain Management Planning

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. 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 Peter Hyde 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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