Australia nationals: Senior Natural Resources Officer (Floodplain)

Government of New South Wales
Various, NSW, Australia
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Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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  • We have an exciting opportunity for a senior floodplain officer to join our dynamic and high performing team in either Newcastle or Gosford
  • Permanent role
  • Generous remuneration package ($112,181 - $123,712 + super + annual leave loading)

About the Role

Our Hunter Central Coast Branch is currently seeking a Senior Natural Resources Officer (Floodplain) to join its Water Floodplains and Coast team, based in either Newcastle or Gosford.

As a Senior Natural Resources Officer (Floodplain), you will assist with the implementation of the NSW Floodplain Management Program. This will see you working with local councils and other stakeholders in the management of flood risks, flood mitigation works and the assessment of developments in areas with flooding or water-related issues.

About You

To be successful in this role you will be a highly motivated engineer, scientist or planner with exceptional communication skills and a successful track record of delivering natural resource management projects. 

You will be a team-player with an excellent understanding of relevant guidelines and legislation. You will have detailed experience in the assessment of flooding and water management issues and the ability to present complex technical issues to a wide audience.

A role of broad responsibility, key accountabilities cover the following:

  • Providing technical support and advice to internal and external stakeholders (e.g., Councils and their Floodplain Risk Management Committees) in the preparation of Flood Studies, Floodplain Management Studies and implementation of Floodplain Management Plans.
  • Provide specialist advice on floodplain and stormwater management for inclusion in responses to environmental planning and assessment matters and contribute to region-wide problem solving as required.

Essential Requirements

  • Degree level tertiary qualifications in engineering, environmental science, natural resource management, or related discipline.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of floodplain risk and water-cycle impact assessment methods and management strategies.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of guidelines and legislation relevant to water-cycle and floodplain management.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in the application of hydrological and hydraulic models in analysing flood behaviour and flood hazards.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience in the application of water quality and quantity models
  • Current Driver Licence (Class C)

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

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. The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role.

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Salary range is $112,181 - $123,712 + super + annual leave loading.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Steven Crick (Senior Team Leader - Water Floodplains & Coast, Hunter Central Coast Branch) on 0402 279 129.

Applications close on Tuesday 29 September 2020 at 11:55PM.

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 18 months.

About the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Our vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We focus on some of the biggest issues facing our state. We deliver sustainable water resource and environment management, secure our energy supply, oversee our planning system, maximise community benefit from government land and property, and create the conditions for a prosperous state. 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.

Our commitment to Diversity

The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise 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.

Our commitment to flexible working

The Department of Planning, Industry & 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 are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working - including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.