Local recruitment: Senior Floodplain Officer

Government of South Australia

South Australia, Australia 🇦🇺

Department for Environment and Water
Job reference: 512038
Location: – VARIOUS –
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

About the Role:

The Senior Floodplain Officer position is located in Berri or Adelaide and reports to the Program Leader, River and Floodplains. The position is part of a team that is responsible for the development and implementation of various components of floodplain and wetland management in the SA Riverland. The position is directly responsible for project management, planning, investigations and advice on issues related to environmental water management in South Australia. This specifically involves working with a team on coordinating the hydrological management of the Pike and Katarapko floodplains using environmental infrastructure to achieve ecological objectives. This includes development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities, preparation of environmental watering proposals, preparing and managing contracts for services, developing and implementing communication materials and activities, and undertaking significant engagement with Traditional owners; key stakeholders and the wider community.

Contract:  Temporary Contract 16/01/2023 – 12/01/2024

Desired Qualifications:

  • A tertiary qualification in natural resource management, hydrology, science or equivalent is highly desirable.

Special Conditions:

  • May be required to participate in fire management or associated duties.
  • A current class “C” driver’s licence and willingness and ability to safely operate a 4wd is essential.
  • Some out of hours work, inter and intra-state and remote travel involving overnight absences may be required. 

Remuneration:  ASO6 $95,588 min – $101,109 max p.a.

Enquiries to:
Jan Whittle, Program Leader, River and Floodplains
[email protected]
Phone: 0429 695 109

Application Instructions:

Applications are to be submitted online through I WORK FOR SA.

Please provide your current CV (including current referees) and an application (no more than 3 pages) highlighting your experience, skills in relation to the Key Role Outcomes and attributes you would bring to the role. These are outlined in the role description.

The Department for Environment and Water is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds including all ages and gender identities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTIQA+.
Applications close: 11/12/2022 11:45 PM

– ASO6 Senior Floodplain Officer Role Description.pdf
– Pre-Employment-Declaration_240522.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.