Local recruitment: Scientist Wetland Spatial Analyst

Government of New South Wales

New South Wales, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Environment and Heritage Group
Job category:Environmental
Job location:Sydney Region / Sydney – Greater West
Job reference number:527012
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Environment Officer Class 7
Closing date:05/03/2023 – 11:55 PM

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

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Scientist role- Environment Officer Class 7
  • 1x temporary full-time opportunity
  • Lidcombe or other location by negotiation, flexible working options available
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $97,933 to $108,202 + super and leave loading
  • Applications close Sunday 5 March 2023 at 11.59pm

Our Water, Wetlands and Coastal Science team is currently seeking to appoint one Wetland Scientist to be part of our team dedicated to monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the health of iconic wetlands in the Murray-Darling Basin, through the use of spatial analysis and remote sensing techniques.

About You

You will be involved in the remote sensing of satellite imagery to track floodplain wetland inundation, spatial data analysis and data management to support environmental water management. You will contribute to computer-based data processing, data preparation and analysis, interpreting results, and assisting with the preparation of technical reports and other information products. You will communicate outcomes with both expert and non-expert audiences. The role will involve some field work at times in remote locations.

This is an excellent opportunity for one enthusiastic remote sensing scientist/ spatial data analyst to contribute to vital monitoring and evaluation of wetland inundation across the NSW Murray-Darling Basin. The team innovates and responds to dynamic conservation goals. We also offer career development and advancement opportunities.

Essential Requirements

  • Experience in computer-based remote sensing and spatial analysis of environmental data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in data management, ArcGIS and other remote sensing software, scripting in ‘python’ or ‘r’.
  • Relevant scientific degree.
  • Current driver’s licence as the role will involve travel.

For more information read the full Role Description: Manager People Partners

For more information hit Apply to visit the www.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 Sunday 5 March 2023 at 11:59PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Hiring Manager via jessica.heath@environment.nsw.gov.au or on 02 9995 5632.

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.


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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development