Local recruitment: Senior Scientist - Water Wetlands and Coastal Science

Government of New South Wales

Sydney NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Environment and Heritage Group
Job category:EnvironmentalResearch and Analysis
Job location:Sydney Region / Sydney CitySydney Region / Sydney – Greater West
Job reference number:531029
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Environment Officer Class 9
Closing date:02/10/2023 – 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 plus Temporary full-time role up to 28 January 2025
  • Based in Lidcombe working a hybrid of from home and on site
  • Salary ranges from $116,059 to $129,288 plus super and leave loading

Opportunity to join a passionate team of scientists in the Estuaries and Catchment team within the Environment and Heritage Group.

We 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

The roles will specifically be involved in the project management and delivery of monitoring programs associated with estuary and catchment health. The role coordinates a small team responsible for undertaking water quality and health assessments across NSW estuaries and catchments, contributing to water quality outcomes identified under Initiative 1A of the Marine Estate Management Strategy.

You will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of advanced scientific and analytical programs for Water, Wetlands or Coastal science monitoring programs and projects. The role will also contribute to effective project management ensuring that the planning, coordination and execution of projects is completed efficiently and effectively in the context of organisational and divisional goals.

About You

To be successful in the role, you will have strong scientific expertise and outcomes-based project management experience, working within and across government agencies to deliver rigorous monitoring and data management projects in the water, wetlands and/or coastal sciences, including being accountable for design and implementation of sampling and analysis plans, financial management and reporting.

You will be a team player, who supports and leads team members and collaborates with a range of stakeholders to deliver high quality, customer-focused advice from technical or scientific data and to develop technical publications including technical reports, briefing papers, and presentations that explain complex concepts clearly and tailored to a range of audiences. You are genuinely interested and have extensive working knowledge of current and emerging technologies.

Essential Requirements

  • Scientific qualifications, well-developed knowledge and demonstrated experience in data storage and management.

For more information read the full Role Description, go to: Senior Scientist – Water Wetlands and Coastal Science

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, including your qualifications and experience.

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

Applications close Monday 2 October 2023 at 11:55pm

Should you require further information about the role, please contact Maura Pigeon, Team Leader, Estuaries and Catchments, Biodiversity Conservation and Science, Environment and Heritage Group, DPE on 0484 614 819 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 531029).

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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