Local recruitment: Senior Floodplain Officer

Government of South Australia

South Australia, Australia 🇦🇺

Department for Environment and Water
Job reference: 517274
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 provides an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that is responsible for floodplain and wetland management in the SA Riverland. The position is responsible for project management, planning, investigations and advice on issues related to environmental water management in South Australia. This specifically involves coordinating the hydrological management of the Pike and Katarapko floodplains and wetlands using environmental infrastructure to achieve ecological objectives.   The position involves the development and implementation of projects, including monitoring and evaluation activities, preparation of environmental watering proposals, preparing and managing contracts for specific services, developing and implementing communication materials and activities, and undertaking significant engagement with Traditional owners; scientists; key stakeholders and the wider community. The work includes significant opportunities to work on sites whether Adelaide or Berri based.

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.

Contract: Until January 2024

Remuneration: ASO6 $95,588 minimum – $101,109 maximum p.a.

Enquiries to:

Jan Whittle

Program Leader, River and Floodplains

Ph: 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) addressing the criteria under the heading‘ technical, professional and qualifications’ 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: 03/02/2023 11:45 PM

– ASO6 RD Senior Floodplain Officer.docx
– 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.




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