Local recruitment: Hydrologist

Government of New South Wales

New South Wales, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Water
Job category:Environmental
Job location:Statewide
Job reference number:526203
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Departmental Professional Officer Grade 2/3
Closing date:21/02/2023 – 11:55 PM

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

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Hydrologist position
  • Temporary full-time opportunity, location NSW Wide
  • Various roles up to 30 June 2024
  • Salary ranges from $95,136 to $119,479 + super

The Water Group leads the NSW Government in providing confidence to communities and stakeholders with the transparent stewardship of water resources, provision of services and reforms that support sustainable and healthy environments, economies and societies across NSW.

About You

This is a sought-after opportunity to be part of professionals in charge of allocating water in NSW. In this role, you will undertake hydrologic assessments of water available for sustainable allocation to water access licence holders. You will get exciting prospect to communicate your assessments through water allocation statements on the departmental website.  Your statements will be translating complex water resource management issues along with hydrologic concepts into simplified language for public.

To find examples of water allocation statements click here.

You will provide expert insight into water planning, drought management and water security to various stakeholders including other government agencies, consultants, and water users. This will require knowledge in the areas of hydrology, statistics, water resource management and relevant government policies and plans.

Essential Requirements

  • Degree level qualifications in Civil Engineering, Water Resources, Environmental Science, or a related discipline covering the subject hydrology.
  • Some years of experience working in one or more of the following disciplines: engineering hydrology, water resource management, environmental science, storage yield, stochastic hydrology.
  • Some experience in effectively communicating complex technical concepts in plain English to one or more stakeholders: executives, professional from other disciplines and or to general public.

For more information read the full Role Description: Hydrologist

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 a maximum 2 page 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 Tuesday 21st February 2023 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Shahadat Chowdhury via shahadat.chowdhury@dpie.nsw.gov.au or on 02 8838 7842.

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