Local recruitment: Programs Officer (Environment Water Governance)

Government of New South Wales

Albury NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Queanbeyan NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Environment and Heritage Group
Job category:ProjectsEnvironmental
Job location:Regional NSW / Riverina & MurrayIllawarra & South Coast / Goulburn & Southern Tablelands
Job reference number:526207
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Environment Officer Class 9
Closing date:12/02/2023 – 11:55 PM

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

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Programs Officer, Environmental Water Governance role available
  • Full-time opportunity until June 2024 with potential for extension
  • Located in Albury or Queanbeyan.  Other locations by negotiation for suitable candidates
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $111,595 to $124,315 + super

About the role

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Programs Officer to join our Environmental Water Planning team to coordinate the further development of long term plans that set the direction for the management of water for the environment across the NSW Murray-Darling Basin.  This is a challenging role involving data analysis, strategic thinking and collaboration with team members and stakeholders.  This is a rewarding role helping us achieve better environmental outcomes for our rivers and wetlands across large parts of NSW.

About You

The successful applicant will provide advice to inform the development and implementation of effective management tools and systems to better manage water for the environment. The successful applicant will be an excellent communicator, self-motivated, strategic, and keen to work collaboratively with many staff across DPE and other NSW government agencies.

 To be the successful applicant for this position you will require:

  • Provide high quality informed advice and technical input into the development and implementation of strategies, frameworks, plans and guidelines that support regional Environmental Water Governance Programs to deliver strategic outcomes
  • Support evidence-based decision making via the collection, analysis and assessment of data to review, evaluate and report on operational effectiveness in meeting Environmental Water Planning Program outcomes.
  • Ensure all Environmental Water Planning Program practices are successfully administered and are compliant with legislative and organisation policies, processes and procedures via appropriate governance 
  • Implement effective program management by preparing and submitting high quality plans and briefs to management, priority setting, fiscal and resource management, evaluation, timely status reporting and delivery within scope, budget and timeframes.

For more information read the full Role Description: Programs Officer, EWG

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 Sunday 12 Feb 2023 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Iwona Conlan on 0499 933 621 or via iwona.conlan@environment.nsw.gov.au

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 Diversity@DPIE.nsw.gov.au  (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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