Local recruitment: Senior Project Officer

Government of Australia

Australia 🇦🇺

Following a recent Machinery of Government (MOG) change, that came into effect from 1 July 2022, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) was established. The terms and conditions of employment applicable to DCCEEW employees have not yet been finalised. Further information will be made available to candidates as soon as this information is known.

Who we are
In partnership with internal and external stakeholders, Compliance & Enforcement Division monitor and assess risk to enhance compliance through effective regulatory intervention, ranging from education to enforcement which will ultimately safeguard our economy, trade, environment and agriculture.

The Office of Water Compliance supports the Inspector-General of Water Compliance, which is an independent statutory role. The Inspector-General of Water Compliance will aim to improve trust and transparency in implementing the Commonwealth’s Basin water reform agenda, deliver greater consistency and harmonisation of water regulation across the Basin, and strengthen Basin Plan compliance and enforcement.

You will be part of an expert team for a range of programs and projects such as research, analysis, frameworks, advice and reporting to discharge the Inspector-General’s monitoring and decision-making responsibilities under the Basin Plan for:
• Water Resource Plan compliance
• Sustainable Diversion Limit compliance
• Water market and trade regulation.

The Job
The Senior Project Officer supports the Compliance Monitoring team’s core responsibilities, which span multiple aspects of the Basin Plan, 2012 and Water Act, 2007. This includes, Water Resource Plan and Sustainable Diversion Limit compliance assessments, analysis of Basin State compliance reporting (e.g., Schedule 12), and supporting the broader agency through the delivery of technical information in Murray-Darling Basin water compliance and regulation. Your role may include providing technical or professional advice regarding complex water management issues, as well as assisting in planning, working alongside consultants, project management and policy development.

You will be expected to show initiative, exercise sound decision making and judgment in interpreting and applying legislation, practices, and procedures, and providing policy and regulatory advice.

You will be part of a team of experts accountable for a range of programs and projects such as research, analysis, frameworks, advice and reporting to discharge the Inspector-General’s monitoring and decision-making responsibilities under the Basin Plan for:
• Water Resource Plan compliance
• Sustainable Diversion Limit compliance
• Water market and trade regulation.

The work that the team undertakes will keep the Inspector-Generals’ ‘finger on the pulse’ of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. This will include developing monitoring, compliance and risk assessment systems that are utilised by the Inspector-General.

What we are looking for
Knowledge and experience
The successful applicants will have some or all of the following:
• knowledge of the Water Act 2007, Basin Plan 2012 and Water Resource Plans and related state water management responsibilities or the demonstrated ability to acquire this knowledge quickly
• experience working within a water regulation, water management, water markets, environmental science or natural resource management, regulatory environment or similar
• experience in analysing and interpreting hydrological and/or water trade information.

Skills and capabilities
The successful applicant will have some or all the following:
• demonstrated critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills that can be applied to complex policy, regulatory and compliance issues, and the capacity to provide advice and deliver results.
• demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, to deliver clear, concise messages to a diverse range of stakeholders including the Inspector-General and broad community.
• building, maintaining, and utilising effective working relationships and networks and the ability to support external interactions and work productively and strategically on behalf of the Inspector-General with a range of stakeholders
• demonstrated ability to manage tight and competing deadlines and deliver results
• ability to assist with the development of strategies, frameworks, systems, standards, guidelines, analysis and reporting to deliver insights and intelligence to the Inspector-General.
• ability to work within a geographically dispersed and/or regional team.

For additional information, please read the Job Description below.

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Candidate Information Package pdf

Job Description


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