Australia nationals: Senior GIS Analyst (Healthy Waters Policy and Strategy unit)

Queensland Government

Flexible, QLD, AU

Sustainable Environment; Environment Policy and Planning; Environmental Policy and Programs; Flexible location

The Healthy Waters Policy and Strategy unit within the Sustainable Environment branch of the Department of Environment and Science is seeking an experienced GIS analyst to join their team.

The Senior GIS Analyst is a key technical position that provides mapping and GIS support to identify environmental values, management intent and water quality objectives for surface waters and groundwater in accordance with Queensland’s water quality management framework under the Environmental Protection (Water and Wetland Biodiversity) Policy 2019 (EPP Water and Wetland Biodiversity 2019).

These matters inform statutory and non-statutory water quality planning and decision making—aiming to protect Queensland’s aquatic environments whilst allowing for development that is ecologically sustainable.

Your role:  The Senior GIS Analyst (PO4) is a role in which you will:
• Deliver GIS components of projects, including researching, identifying, assessing and mapping environmental values and associated attributes under the EPP Water and Wetland Biodiversity 2019 for Queensland waters, from initial discussion through to completion of products.
• Apply specialist strategic and technical knowledge to deliver and maintain spatial and non-spatial products related to the business of the Healthy Waters Policy and Strategy unit.
• Collate, compile, process and analyse spatial data on waterway environmental values, and facilitate and provide advice on the appropriate use and interpretation of technical outputs.
• Investigate, develop and apply GIS analysis, models, frameworks and data standards to delineate and provide the GIS components (including maps) of policy documents that will inform amendments to the EPP Water and Wetland Biodiversity 2019 for South East Queensland, Queensland Murray-Darling Basin and Great Barrier Reef project areas.
• Develop effective working relationships in a team environment, both internally within the Queensland Government and externally with key stakeholders, including Regional Natural Resource Management bodies, Local Governments and community groups.
• Ability to acquire knowledge of the legislation relevant to the business of the Healthy Waters Policy and Strategy unit, including the Environmental Protection Act 1994 and EPP Water and Wetland Biodiversity 2019.
• Provide professional and technical advice on GIS matters to the Environmental Policy and Programs Division of the Department of Environment and Science, other Government agencies, industry, the community and other key stakeholders.
• Work autonomously, and in a team environment, to track project progress and contribute to the development of scheduling products under the EPP Water and Wetland Biodiversity 2019.
• In liaison with technical officers, coordinate the efficient management of scientific computing resources and the establishment and implementation of relevant spatial information and analysis standards, policies and procedures.
• Maintain a strong quality control environment, with particular focus on quality assurance principles, practices, process documentation and dataset validation.
• Foster a workplace culture that supports and promotes the interests of First Nations people and actively engage through our work to contribute to better outcomes for First Nations people.

What we are looking for: We’ll assess your merit for this role by looking at what you’ve done previously. This position requires someone who has:
• Demonstrated ability to manage the delivery of complex GIS projects under tight timeframes, both autonomously and in a team environment.
• Demonstrated extensive experience in the use of GIS software, including cartography, spatial analysis, data development and data management, and the integrated application of these skills to natural resource data.
• A demonstrated high-level ability to analyse, research and solve problems, specifically concerning scientific and technical issues associated with spatial information and data, with a focus on waterway environmental values applications.
• High-level communication and interpersonal skills, including experience in stakeholder engagement and negotiation, providing professional and technical advice to a range of internal and external stakeholders, and adapting communication styles to suit the audience and ensure effective presentation of spatial information.
• Well-developed organisational skills that demonstrate an ability to meet deadlines and achieve results.

Applications to remain current for 12 months

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

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341601 20 – Position Description v1 (Word, 109KB)