Local recruitment: Water Policy Officer

Government of New South Wales

New South Wales, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Water
Job category:PolicyEnvironmental
Job location:Statewide
Job reference number:527135
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Clerk Grade 7/8
Closing date:15/03/2023 – 11:55 PM

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

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Various Positions Available
  • Permanent full-time opportunity, Location Negotiable.
  • Salary relative to experience and ranges from $101,947 to $112,849 + super

Our Water policy team is currently seeking to appoint various Water Policy Officers to contribute to the development of Water management initiatives, policies and programs and to the delivery of the Division’s cabinet, legislative and regulatory programs

Water Policy Officers are key to helping in the development of policies relating to water management and regulation in an environment of wide-ranging stakeholder interests and a complex political landscape. They assist in development and provision of policy advice and preparing information on water management initiatives and legislation, Ministerial briefing notes and Cabinet submissions on water management issues. Water Policy Officers play a key role in supporting the scoping, management and delivery of policies and enabling the implementation of approved policies.

Water Policy Officers may also represent the department at consultations with industry, landholders, community groups and other key stakeholders to further understand concerns and policy issues, and to assist in developing effective policy solutions.

About You

To be successful in this role you will be a highly motivated policy professional with effective communication skills. It is desirable that you have experience in assisting in the development and implementation of Government policies.

You will be a critical thinker who can adapt and thrive in a fast-paced and high pressure environment and will be confident in working collaboratively within a team. An ability to quickly acquire an understanding of the State and Federal government’s water management agenda and the legislative framework for water management in NSW is essential.

For more information read the full Role Description: Water Policy 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, 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 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 Wednesday 15th March at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Hiring Manager Olia Koudrina via: olia.koudrina@dpie.nsw.gov.au or on 0447 857 801 or Skye Taylor via: skye.taylor@dpie.nsw.gov.au  (works part-time Tuesday to Thursday) or on 0448 454 275

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