Australia nationals: Policy Officer (Water)

Government of New South Wales
Various, NSW, Australia
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Our Water Group is currently seeking a Policy Officer to provide strategic advice and timely, accurate and efficient coordination support across a wide range of the Water Group's Cabinet, parliament and policy work streams.

Our team works across the Water Group to support strategic policy development and the Government’s Cabinet agenda for the Water portfolio. Demonstrating your strong communication and problem-solving skills, you will work within a small team to manage and coordinate strategic policy development by preparing briefings, papers, submissions, Ministerial and other correspondence. You will also provide advice and support to colleagues in the Water Group on Government process, including Cabinet and Parliament.

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

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.

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 submitting their resume and a brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Closing Date: 11.55pm on Monday 2 November 2020

Enquiries: Terry Marshman, Principal Policy Officer on 0447 904 141 or via email at

More Opportunities

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.