Local recruitment: Environmental Scientist

Government of New South Wales

Sydney NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Environment and Heritage Group
Job category:Environmental
Job location:Sydney Region / Sydney – Greater West
Job reference number:522215
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Environment Officer Class 7
Closing date:16/08/2022 – 11:55 PM

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

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Temporary full-time opportunity
  • Salary starting from $95,516 + superannuation
  • Great opportunity to join the Water, Wetlands and Coastal Science Branch to play an integral role contributing to the Bushfire Inquiry Project in response to the 2019/20 bushfires.
  • Location: Lidcombe, flexibility available

The Water Wetlands and Coastal Science Branch is currently seeking to appoint a spatial analyst to implement critical aspects of the Bushfire Inquiry Project. The successful applicate will be responsible for contributing to the development and analysis of spatial datasets and management tools. They will liaise with other teams within DPE and other Government Agencies.

Role Responsibilities

Working in a team, this role will contribute to the successful implementation and delivery of the Water Wetlands and Coastal Science Branch Bushfire Inquiry Project. On a day-to-day basis, this will involve:

  • Planning, organising and undertaking scientific research, particularly related to the analysis of spatial datasets including satellite and aerial imagery, and climate/weather data.
  • Using spatial datasets and model outputs to develop management tools that assist in building resilience into aquatic ecosystems.
  • 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

About You

To be successful in the role, you’ll have up to date knowledge of factors affecting aquatic ecosystem health, have experience in compiling, analysing and developing spatial datasets, high level technical skills and experience in communicating scientific outcomes in effective ways to a wide audience.

The successful applicate for this position will require;

  • Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate scientific field (e.g. spatial information science, environmental science, ecology, geomorphology, hydrology, natural resource management) and demonstrated understanding of aquatic ecosystem processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to compile and analyse large, complex spatial datasets and use them in innovative ways.
  • Demonstrate ability to contribute to the planning and delivery of critical, highly complex and / or large projects

For more information read the full Role Description click here –  Environmental Scientist

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 Tuesday 16th of August 2022 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Hiring Manager via [email protected] or on 0409 460 374.

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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