Local recruitment: Senior Floodplain Officer

Government of New South Wales

New South Wales, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Environment and Heritage Group
Job category:Environmental
Job location:Central & North Coasts – Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Lismore & Far North CoastCentral & North Coasts – Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Port Macquarie & Mid-North Coast
Job reference number:526600
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Environment Officer Class 9
Closing date:23/02/2023 – 11:55 PM

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

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Senior Floodplain Officer with the Department of Planning and Environment
  • Permanent full-time opportunity, Coffs Harbour or Alstonville location
  • EO9 offering salary range from $108,841 to $121,247 + super

The Environment and Heritage Group within DPE has an opportunity for a Senior Floodplain Officer to provide technical and policy advice to local councils and internal and external stakeholders in the effective management of floodplain programs and delivery of hazard studies and plans to manage flood risks.

About You

Our Senior Floodplain Officer provides expert technical and policy advice to support local councils effectively deliver floodplain risk management projects under the NSW Floodplain Management Program. You will contribute to project scoping, planning, implementation and their ongoing management to address program priorities and review their ongoing effectiveness in meeting relevant government and corporate objectives.

You will provide expert technical advice to Council Floodplain Risk Management Committees and other stakeholders in the preparation of Flood Studies, Floodplain Management Studies and Floodplain Management Plans and their effective implementation. You will assist with monitoring and assessment of grant funded projects and facilitate state government funding assistance for local councils within the North-East Region. You will play an active role in ensuring effective floodplain risk management practices are promoted in State Significant Development and planning proposals.

Join a team of highly experienced environmental engineers and specialists in the field of Floodplain risk management.

We offer ongoing career and professional development opportunities within the NSW Public Service and benefits such as flex-time (based on 35hr working week), fitness passport and more!

Essential Requirements 

  • A Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering from a recognised higher education institution and eligibility for membership to Engineers Australia.
  • A valid Australian (NSW) Driver’s License as the role requires travel.
  • Sound knowledge of floodplain risk assessment methods and floodplain management strategies.
  • A demonstrated understanding of hydrologic and hydraulic models and their application in the analysis of flood behaviour and flood hazards.

For more information read the full Role Description: Senior Floodplain 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.

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 Thursday 23 February 2023 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Ben Fitzgibbon via ben.fitzgibbon@environment.nsw.gov.au  or on (02) 82896318.

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 520672).

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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