Local recruitment: Water Planner

Government of New South Wales

New South Wales, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Water
Job category:Environmental
Job location:StatewideCentral & North Coasts – Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Newcastle, Hunter & RegionSydney Region / Sydney – West
Job reference number:531100
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Clerk Grade 7/8
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.

  • Water Planner with the Water Group at DPE
  • 1 x Permanent full-time and 2 x Temporary opportunities available
  • Parramatta or various NSW locations available/Hybrid working supported
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $101,947 to $112,849 + super

The Water Group leads the NSW Government in providing confidence to communities and stakeholders with the transparent stewardship of water resources, provision of services and reforms that support sustainable and healthy environments, economies and societies across NSW.

The Water Planning team at Department of Planning and Environment is seeking Water Planners to undertake a range of analytic and research activities to provide sound and reliable advice to the delivery of the NSW Government’s water management planning process, consistent with the State’s and Commonwealth’s water reform agenda and relevant legislation.

About You

Our Water Planners provide advice and technical services to support the development, negotiation and resolution of water management arrangements by Identifying water policy and planning issues, collaborating with relevant staff, and engaging with the community to enable the resolution of these issues.

You will prepare advice in the form of briefs, policy and discussion papers to respond to Ministerial, Cabinet or Departmental requests and coordinate a range of communications materials to support the water planning and management process.

Establish a fantastic career with the NSW Public Service in our collaborative and high achieving team, offering competitive training and development opportunities as well as other benefits such as flex-leave (based on a 35hr working week), fitness passport and more!

Key knowledge and experience

  • Experience in water related areas, natural resource management, environmental science, aquatic ecology, geomorphology, civil/environmental engineering and hydrology is essential.

For more information read the full Role Description: Water Planner

For more information from LinkedIn 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.

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 Sunday 24 September 2023 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Danielle Baker via [email protected] or on 0448 194 296.

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 530183).

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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