Australia nationals: Assistant Water Planner Basin Plan

Government of New South Wales

Various, NSW, AU

  • Exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and high performing team
  • Temporary full-time role available until 30 June 2021
  • NSW location negotiable
  • Generous remuneration package. Starting salary from $76,931 plus super

Our Water Group is currently seeking an Assistant Water Planner to join their Surface Water Planning team until 30 June 2021.

As the Assistant Water Planer, you will provide planning support to enable the delivery of the NSW Government’s water planning process. You will communicate with stakeholders and provide support to contribute to the development and implementation of consultation and water planning activities. You will also prepare briefs and discussion papers, and undertake research and analysis to identify emerging water policy and planning issues to inform business decision making. This is a key role which will assist with reviewing unregulated water sharing plans and finalising the water resource plans.

To learn more about the role, click here to view the role description.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as you liaise with key stakeholders to support the development and implementation of water resource plans. You will also be a collaborative team member with experience identifying policy and planning issues, and enabling resolution where possible. It is essential that you have strong research and analysis skills with a high attention to detail.

About Us

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment drives Government priorities across key areas such as long-term planning, precincts, housing, property, infrastructure priorities, open space, the environment, our natural resources – land, water, mining – energy, and growing our industries.

Our Water Group exists to efficiently manage water in NSW with the objective to create a contemporary government water agency focused on planning and policy, regulation, information and insights, and programs and performance.

Applying for the role

Applicants must address their suitability by supplying an updated copy of their resume and a brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Closing Date: Tuesday, 21 July 2020 at 11:55PM

Enquiries: Kate Masters, Manager Inland Surface Water Planning on 0427 570 438

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

Our commitment to flexible working:

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Our commitment to diversity:

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment recognises that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.




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