Local recruitment: Senior Water Resource Officer

Government of New South Wales

New South Wales, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Water
Job category:Environmental
Job location:Statewide
Job reference number:526914
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Departmental Professional Officer Grade 4/5
Closing date:06/03/2023 – 11:55 PM

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

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Play a crucial role in ensuring sustainable management of the State’s water resources
  • Two full-time, temporary opportunities, NSW location negotiable
  • Salary relative to experience, and starts from $124,357 + super

The Environmental Water Management team in the Water Planning Implementation Branch is seeking two Senior Water Resource Officers. The team is responsible for implementing and improving environmental water reforms across NSW and works closely with state and federal partner agencies.

About you

As a Senior Water Resource Officer, you will lead complex investigations and develop solutions that maximise the beneficial outcomes of water for the environment. This will require knowledge and experience in the areas of hydrology, water resource management and relevant government policies and plans.

The two roles have different focusses and fixed terms:

  • Role 1 – hydrology and environmental engineering focus, fixed-term until 30 June 2024
  • Role 2 – project management and policy focus, fixed-term until 30 March 2024.

Essential requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in engineering, environmental science, ecology or a related discipline
  • A track record in delivering hydrologic/environmental engineering studies or complex projects
  • Comprehensive understanding of state and federal natural resource management frameworks, especially in relation to water resource management.

For more information read the full Role Description: Senior Water Resource 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, offers flexible working opportunities, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all.

To apply

If you’re excited by the opportunity, we look forward to receiving your application. Please provide a copy of your resume and 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 Monday 6 March 2021 at 11:55PM.

If you’d like further information about the role please contact Julie-Anne Harty via julie-anne.harty@dpie.nsw.gov.au

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.

Please add a response to the below question at the bottom of your Cover Letter:

Are you applying for- Role 1 or Role 2 or Both? (details below)

  • Role 1 – hydrology and environmental engineering focus, fixed-term until 30 June 2024
  • Role 2 – project management and policy focus, fixed-term until 30 March 2024.

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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