Local recruitment: Water Strategy Officer

Government of New South Wales

Sydney NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Water
Job category:Research and Analysis
Job location:Sydney Region / Sydney – West
Job reference number:525913
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Clerk Grade 7/8
Closing date:19/02/2023 – 11:55 PM

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

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Ongoing full-time opportunity
  • Parramatta location preferred; however, location can be negotiated for the right candidate.
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $101,947 -$112,849 + super

Our Strategy team in the Urban Water Strategy, Policy and Programs Branch is currently seeking a Water Strategy Officer. The Water Strategy team maintains an understanding of the contemporary trends in urban water management and planning and is relied on to provide sound advice to stakeholders both internal and external to government. As part of this team you will play a key role in the delivery of sustainable water services for the metropolitan areas of NSW. You will support the Manager, Metropolitan Water Strategies in providing advice, analysis and information to support the delivery of urban water strategies for Sydney and the Lower Hunter. Your role will require you to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders from across the water sector and to work collaboratively to drive outcomes for the people of NSW.

About You

As a Water Strategy Officer, Metropolitan Water Strategies, you will use your research and critical thinking skills to form solutions to the issues facing the urban water sector. You will have an important role in coordinating cross-government working groups and managing  inputs to key projects. You will critically analyse reports, water servicing plans and frameworks to prepare high-quality advice in various forms to support DPE Water Executives and the Minister. You will work in a high volume, collaborative environment where your communication and problem solving skills will be important.

Essential Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in engineering, water resources planning, economics, environmental science, or similar.
  • Sound experience in undertaking research and analysis, providing advice, drafting communication materials, and working collaboratively with stakeholders.
  • Sound knowledge of the processes of government.
  • Sound knowledge of processes for the planning and delivery of water services and water resource management.   

For more information read the full Role Description: Water Strategy Officer

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.

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 strongly recommends all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.

Applications close Sunday 19 February 2023 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact either Erin Toner via erin.toner@dpie.nsw.gov.au or Rachel Watson via rachel.watson@dpie.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.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development