Local recruitment: Senior Natural Resources Officer (Floodplain Management)

Government of New South Wales

Sydney NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Environment and Heritage Group
Job category:Environmental
Job location:Sydney Region / Sydney – West
Job reference number:526361
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Engineer Grade 4
Closing date:01/03/2023 – 11:55 PM

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

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Senior Natural Resources Officer – Floodplain Management
  • 1x Temporary Fulltime role until 30 Jun 2024, Greater Sydney location with WFH benefits
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $129,311 to $135,745 + super

The Department of Planning and Environment is currently seeking to appoint Senior Natural Resources Officer – Floodplain Management to join our Environment & Heritage Group.

Drive delivery of studies and plans to manage flood risk and contribute to effective regional delivery of environmental programs by working with Councils to ensure floodplain risk management studies and plans are delivered within reasonable timeframes and are of a high quality. The role also contributes technical and policy advice to Government and Local Councils.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have;

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of floodplain risk assessment methods and floodplain management strategies.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Government’s Flood Prone Land Policy, Floodplain Development Manual and related guidelines and legislation.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in the application of hydrological and hydraulic models in analysing flood behaviour and flood hazards.

Essential requirements

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Civil / Environmental Engineering (or equivalent) and eligible for membership of Engineers Australia.
  • Current driver licence (Class C).

For more information read the full Role Description: Senior Natural Resources Officer – Floodplain Management

 About Us

The Department of Planning & 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, practices flexible working, and offers 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.

Applications close 1st March 2023 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Daylan Cameron via daylan.cameron@environment.nsw.gov.au or on 0477 380 626.

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