Local recruitment: Lead Hydrogeologist

Government of New South Wales

New South Wales, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Water
Job category:Environmental
Job location:Regional NSWStatewide
Job reference number:531313
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Departmental Professional Officer Grade 6
Closing date:08/10/2023 – 11:55 PM

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

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Lead Hydrogeologist with the Water Group at DPE
  • Permanent full-time, various NSW locations available/Hybrid working supported
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $144,140 to $146,966 + 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 Knowledge branch at Department of Planning and Environment is seeking a Lead Hydrogeologist responsible for the development and implementation of high quality hydrogeological advice, technical assessment, analysis and review of groundwater issues to enable the sustainable management of groundwater in NSW and to support the development of policies and regulation.

About You

Our Lead Hydrogeologist identifies knowledge gaps, lead investigations and develop solutions that address groundwater impact, groundwater stream interactions, dependent ecosystems science, groundwater quality, planning and policy gaps and represent the Department at a senior level in industry, academic, community, state and national forums to promote the understanding of groundwater resource across the state.

Leading a team of up to 8 direct reports, you will work closely with Managers, Team Leaders and Principal Hydrogeologist, to foster a positive and collaborative team culture, ensuring effective resource distribution, whole of team delivery and consistency of approach to deliver complex single and multi-disciplinary projects for effective natural resource management outcomes for NSW.

Key Knowledge and Experience

  • Sound working knowledge of the NSW Government’s natural resource management agenda.
  • Acquired experience on field hydrogeology, impact characterisation and management, working using the applicable regulatory environment and preparation of high-end deliverables.

Essential Requirements

  • Appropriate degree level tertiary qualifications in Hydrogeology, Geology, Earth Sciences or related disciplines.

For more information read the full Role Description: Lead Hydrogeologist

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 8 October 2023 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Fabienne Boudoux d’Hautefeuille via fabienne.d’[email protected] or on 0447 432 816.

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 530159).

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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