Local recruitment: Environmental Scientist

Government of New South Wales

Sydney NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Biodiversity Conservation and Science
Job category:Environmental | Environmental ScienceEnvironmental | Conservation
Job location:Sydney Region / Sydney – Greater West
Job reference number:519830
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Environmental Officer Class 7
Closing date:20/05/2022 – 11:55 PM

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

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Environmental Scientist role
  • Permanent full-time opportunity, Lidcombe location
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $95,516 to $105,532 + super

Great opportunity to join the Water, Wetlands & Coastal Science Branch to play an integral role contributing to water quality and ecosystem health monitoring and assessment in freshwater and estuarine settings.

About You

To be successful in the role, you’ll have up to date knowledge of factors affecting aquatic ecosystem health, have experience in designing and implementing waterway health monitoring programs, high level technical skills and experience in communicating scientific outcomes in effective ways to a wide audience. Working in a team, this role will contribute to effective project management ensuring that the planning, coordination and delivery of projects is completed efficiently and effectively in the context of organisational and divisional goals.  On a day to day basis, this will involve:

  • Planning, organising and implementing scientific research on the health of coastal waterways and relevant threats and pressures.
  • Using field instrumentation and appropriate field procedures to collect a range of environmental data, and knowledge and experience in appropriate data management and reporting systems.
  • Preparing accurate, well researched and well-presented reports to inform decisions at a variety of levels.
  • Providing well researched, reasoned, practical and well-presented advice and scientific communications to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Providing scientific input into the development of policies and guidelines.

Essential Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate scientific field (e.g. environmental science, ecology, geomorphology, hydrology, natural resource management) and demonstrated experience of understanding of aquatic ecosystem processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in small boats, coxswain 3 (or higher) qualification.

For more information read the full Role Description: 

For more information hit Apply to visit the iworkfor.nsw.gov.au website.

About Us

The Department of Planning and Environment’s (DPE) 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. DPE 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.

Participation in the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme (BOS)

Please read the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme Protocol to understand if it applies to your circumstances. All applicants for this role and new employees with an existing defined interest in the BOS will be required to disclose their personal (or a close family member’s) participation to ensure potential conflict of interests are declared and managed appropriately.

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. DPE expects all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.

Applications close 20 May 2022 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Jaimie Potts, Senior Team Leader, Estuaries and Catchments Science Team, Science Economics Insights Division ph 02 9995 5642 or email [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.

1 days remaining

Apply by 20 May, 2022