Local recruitment: Team Leader - Catchment Health

Government of New South Wales

Sydney NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Environment and Heritage Group
Job category:Environmental
Job location:Sydney Region / Sydney – Greater West
Job reference number:531021
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Environment Officer Class 11
Closing date:24/09/2023 – 11:55 PM

Do you want your work to make a difference for NSW?
Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Permanent full-time role
  • Located in Lidcombe and offering hybrid of working from home and onsite
  • Salary ranges from $134,445 to $148,168 plus super and leave loading

Opportunity to join a team of professionals in the Estuaries and Catchment team within the Environment and Heritage Group

The Estuaries and Coastal team provide water environment data, technical expertise and strategic advice to help authorities and governments protect NSW waterways and manage coastal hazards. Our work provides safe swimming beaches for the community, and supports environmental water managers maintain healthy wetlands, catchment managers identify land-use pressures on estuaries and local government make decisions on coastal management.??

About the Role

As the Team Leader Catchment Health, you will design and drive delivery of Water Wetlands and Coastal Science programs and strategies to internal and external customers in line with priorities in the Environment and Heritage Group science and knowledge programs.

About You

You are a Leader, a qualified scientist with extensive project management experience, driven to enhance organisational, stakeholder and community knowledge related to improving waterway health. You enjoy coordinating across stakeholder groups and the community to co-design water, wetlands and coastal science programs and projects.

You have strong communication skills with the ability to lead communication and delivery of comprehensible, relevant and easy to access information to clients and to the community and the ability to develop and maintain an extensive network of contacts in NSW public sector agencies, other jurisdictions, research institutions, the private sector and non-government organisations.

Essential Requirements

  • Scientific degree in a relevant field and/or demonstrated experience developing and leading rigorous, discrete, science programs in a relevant scientific discipline.

For more information read the full Role Description, go to: Team Leader – Catchment Health

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.

To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter (up to 2 pages) expressing your interest and suitability for the role.

DPE strongly recommends all applicants to be vaccinated for COVID-19, unless there are safety reasons for not doing so.

Applications close Sunday 24 September 2023 at 11:55pm

Should you require further information about the role, please contact Jessica Bourner, Senior Team Leader Estuaries and Catchments, Biodiversity Conservation and Science, Environment and Heritage Group, DPE on 0417 128 814 or via email [email protected].

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 [email protected]  (please include reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.




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