Local recruitment: Technical Advisor (Water)

Government of New South Wales

Parramatta NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Regulatory Practice & Environmental Solutions
Job category:Environmental
Job location:Sydney Region / Sydney – Greater West
Job reference number:00008WAY
Work type:Full-Time
Number of positions:1
Total remuneration package:Package includes salary ($95,516pa – $105,532pa), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact:[email protected] – Anthony Pik
Closing date:15/05/2022 – 11:59 PM

Job Title: Technical Advisor – Water 
Job Grade / Classification: Environment Officer Class 7
Employment Type: Temporary up to 15 months
Location: Parramatta 

Environment Protection Authority overview

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the State’s primary environmental regulator. We work to protect our community and the environment as a leader, partner, and protector. Our vision is for New South Wales to have a healthy environment, healthy community, and healthy business. We believe healthy ecosystems are the foundation for healthy communities, a healthy economy and for enhancing Iiveability.
We lead in protecting our air, waterways, land, and the health of the community for the future. 

We work with communities, government, and business to reduce our impact on the environment. We hold people and organisations to account through licensing, monitoring, regulation, and enforcement.

The EPA is an independent statutory authority which sits within the Department of Planning and Environment.

For more information on the work we do at NSW EPA, go to www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment

The opportunity

The EPA is offering opportunities to work with highly skilled and dedicated professional staff to continue to improve the way advice on water pollution is incorporated into the EPA’s work. 

You will be providing technical advice and support services on water pollution impacts and management for the EPA’s regulatory and operational functions to protect the community and environment. Contributing to projects that develops, reforms and implements operational policy, systems and processes that support, guide and build upon the EPA’s regulatory frameworks and assisting in achieving EPA priority outcomes and corporate goals.

About the team 

Technical Advice Water Unit works collaboratively across the EPA to provide technical advice and support services for the EPA’s regulatory and operational functions in relation to managing and regulating water pollution. The unit:

•    provides expert advice, training and guidance on water pollution impacts for EPA operational staff to support credible regulatory decision making
•    provides advice on complex or contentious water impact assessments, monitoring, licensing and compliance matters
•    builds and maintains comprehensive knowledge of emerging water pollution and water quality related issues, and the approaches being taken nationally and internationally to address them
•    develops, reforms and implements operational policy, guidance and systems that inform regulation of water pollution.

We look for innovative and imaginative solutions to complex, unusual or controversial issues and work collaboratively with the EPA’s operational officers to protect the community and environment.

What you need to have

•    experience in assessing and managing water pollution, including water treatment technologies
•    experience in the provision of technical advice related to water pollution regulation and issues, and knowledge of the legislative and policy frameworks for pollution control in NSW
•    research and analytical skills and sound judgement in addressing technical issues.

Please review the Role Description – Technical Advisor Water prior to preparing your application.

Good to know

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

If you are deemed as a recommended candidate following your interview, we will be inviting you to complete some background checks as part of our recruitment process to get to know you a little further before a final decision is made on the outcome of your application.

Our background checks may include but are not limited to Reference Checks, National Police Checks, Working with Children and Medical Checks. The background checks will vary depending on the requirements of the role to which you have applied and the work and environments you will be working across. 

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. 

It is an essential requirement of the role that successful candidates are fully vaccinated by receiving an acceptable course of COVID-19 vaccination as defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) as a condition of employment.

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility

The Planning 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.

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. 

Applications close: Sunday 15 May 2022 at 11:59pm. 

Should you require further information about the role, please contact Anthony Pik at [email protected]

Thank you for your interest in this position. We look forward to receiving your application.