Local recruitment: APS5 Project Officer, Environmental Water Coordination

Murray–Darling Basin Authority

Adelaide SA, Australia 🇦🇺

Canberra ACT, Australia 🇦🇺

Griffith NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Mildura VIC, Australia 🇦🇺

Murray Bridge SA, Australia 🇦🇺

Wodonga VIC, Australia 🇦🇺

  • Ongoing or non-ongoing opportunity
  • $80,988 – $89,133 plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Adelaide, Canberra, Griffith, Mildura, Murray-Bridge and Wodonga

Who are we:

With the enactment of the Water Act 2007 (Cth), the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) was established as an independent expertise-based statutory agency.

For the first time in the Basin’s history, one Basin-wide institution is responsible for planning the Basin’s water resources, with all planning decisions made in the interest of the Basin as a whole.

Our most important work is to:
• prepare, implement and review an integrated plan for the sustainable use of the Basin’s water resources
• operate the River Murray system and efficiently deliver water to users on behalf of partner governments
• measure, monitor and record the quality and quantity of the Basin’s water resources
• supporting, encourage and conduct research and investigations about the Basin’s water resources and dependent ecosystems
• advise the Australian Government Minister responsible for water on the accreditation of state water resource plans
• provide water rights information to facilitate water trading across the Basin
• engage and educate the Australian community about the Basin’s water resources.

At the MDBA, we are committed to diversity and inclusion across our workforce, and in the way that we work. We recognise the importance of making the best use of the unique perspectives, experience, knowledge and skills across our regionalised organisation. We strive to create a workplace where our people flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. We encourage and welcome applications from people with disability, First Nations peoples, LGBTIQ+ people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature age people.

Who are we looking for:

The Project Officer will:

• Contribute to coordinating, collating and communicating information to support the planning and delivery of water for the environment in the southern Murray–Darling Basin.
• Support the Southern Connected Basin Environmental Watering Committee (SCBEWC), by providing secretarial and administration support.  
• Assist with the development and administration of The Living Murray (TLM) funding agreements and budget management for the program.
• Develop and maintain close working relationships with key stakeholders including government and non-government organisations, First Nations people and their representative organisations, and members of the wider community.
• Contribute to a strong team approach and develop sound work practices to enhance the team’s efficiency.

Why work for us?

• Do a variety of interesting and challenging work, be encouraged to try new things.
• Be part of a smaller agency with a strong focus on its connection with people.
• Be part of a professional, committed, and friendly team of people.
• Enjoy opportunities for professional development, and career progression across a variety of roles and work locations.
• Enjoy a work-life balance that works for you, with access to flexible work arrangements.
• Competitive remuneration packages, including up to 15.4% superannuation, and recognition of prior APS government service.
• A range of healthy lifestyle provisions, including access to a health and wellbeing program.
• Non-attendance days between Christmas and New Year provided, in addition to annual leave provisions.
• Generous leave provisions, and flexibility in hours of work.
• Competitive working away from the office (WAFO) arrangements which allow greater flexibility and balance between work and personal needs with a baseline attendance in the office to be 40% of your time.

Tell me more:

It is easy to apply for a job at the MDBA. Go to www.mdba.gov.au/careers and tell us what makes you the ideal candidate. Take the opportunity to work with the MDBA as we continue to make a difference through the protection and enhancement of the environment.

For more information regarding any of these opportunities contact Bill Matthews – bill.matthews@mdba.gov.au 02 6279 0553.

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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development