Local recruitment: Principal Advisor (North Region)

Queensland Government

Cairns QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (Organisation site)

OED North; North Region; Water Resource Management; Cairns – Flexible work location arrangements will be considered

This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in the Office of the Executive Director – North Region at the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water. The Water Resource Management group is focused on driving growth for Queensland by managing sustainable water resources and developing our regions.
As Principal Advisor , North Region you will support the Executive Director to coordinate activities and operations for the region, playing a lead role in delivering key reform programs across the agency. You will coordinate delivery of solutions for the sustainable management of water resources, balancing environmental, social, cultural and economic objectives and values. You will also have the drive and experience to partner with internal and external stakeholders to deliver key projects on behalf of the Executive Director.

Job details

Position statusFixed Term Temporary
Position typeFlexible full-time
Occupational groupAdministration
Workplace LocationCairns region,Flexible
Job ad referenceQLD/464844/23
Closing date24-Jan-2023
Yearly salary$130699 – $138116
Fortnightly salary$5009.70 – $5294.00
Job duration6 months with possible extension
Contact personIngrid Fomiatti Minnesma
Contact detailsPh: 0412588475
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About us

The Water Resource Management group at the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water leads the management of water resources in Queensland to achieve sustainability and public safety outcomes. The North Region team delivers on this strategic objective through the following functions:

• Water planning and science activities for water plans
• Managing water and riverine authorisations and rights
• Water monitoring and compliance
• Delivering on responsibilities in the Lake Eyre Basin.
The Principal Advisor’s specific responsibilities include:
• Building and sustaining strong partnerships across Government and through the department.
• Developing a high-level understanding of portfolio issues, priorities and policies to ensure that planning and delivery of activities are aligned to the Government and department’s strategic direction.
• Preparing high quality submissions, reports, presentations, speeches, briefing papers and internal communications on behalf of the Executive Director.
• Overseeing reporting functions to meet agency and whole of government requirements and performing the secretariat functions for the committees and meetings chaired by the Executive Director.
• Working productively with stakeholders to establish business improvements and develop policies and procedures to ensure adherence to work standards and practices.
• Other duties as directed and required.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please provide your current resume (maximum 4 pages) detailing your previous work, voluntary or relevant experience including two referees who have personally observed you displaying the competencies required for this role.

Please also attach a short statement (1-2 pages) telling us why you are interested in this role and how your skills and experience complement this role. This should not be a restatement of your resume. It is your opportunity to tell us about yourself, how you meet the required competencies, key duties and responsibilities, and any specific role requirements including what skills you’ll bring to the role

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Job Ad Reference: QLD/464844/23

Closing Date: Tuesday, 24 January 2023

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development