Australia nationals: Environmental Scientist

Government of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Job Title: Environmental Scientist

Employment Type: Temporary 8 month opportunity with possibility of extension
Location: Lidcombe
Salary starting from $93,326.00+ super (Environment Officer 7)

Are you a self-starter who is experienced in the provision of advanced technical, scientific and analytical support? This is a varied and interesting role in a fast-paced environment where you will have the opportunity to assist the Estuaries and Catchments Science Team team with the delivery of important scientific projects and programs.

About the role
We are seeking an experienced Environmental Scientist to join the Estuaries and Catchments Team, in the Science, Economics and Insights Division within NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. The Science, Economics and Insights Division provides scientific evidence and knowledge to underpin environmental decision making, regulation and service delivery. This is an exciting role to be involved in supporting the delivery of a range of projects under the NSW Marine Estate Management Strategy.
The successful applicant will be responsible for:
• Development of targeted research projects to assess priority threats to the NSW marine estate (with an initial strong focus on the NSW south coast)
• Liaising with internal government and external stakeholders, including members of the public
• Data analysis, interpretation and communication
• Technical report writing

About you
• Relevant scientific qualifications (including hydrology, aquatic or marine ecology, environmental science or management or natural resource management)
• Demonstrated experience of assessing the functioning and management of the interactions between pollutant run-off from coastal catchments and the impacts on receiving waters
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the fundamentals of scientific research, specifically in experimental design, data handling and analysis and interpretation, writing and presentation of research outcomes
• Understanding of a range of environmental data, its management and quality control, with a working knowledge of associated databases and software used to store and report data
• Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including the capacity to negotiate with internal and external stakeholders (including the general public), and ability to work independently and strategically within a multi-disciplinary scientific team

About Us
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.

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies

Daring Collaboration Creative Kind Inclusive

How to apply
Apply by reviewing the role description, submitting a current resume and cover letter of no more than two pages that addresses your how your experience and skills make you a good fit for this role.

Applications Close: 15 October 2020

Should you require further information about the role, please contact Aaron Wright on 02 9995 5601 

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 & 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.

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 disabilities.
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