Local recruitment: Principal Advisor, River Murray and Team Leader, Freshwater, River Murray and Coorong Science

Government of South Australia

Adelaide SA, Australia 🇦🇺

Department for Environment and Water
Job reference: 581296
Location: 5000 – ADELAIDE
Job status: Short Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

About the Role:

The Principal Advisor River Murray and Team Leader, Freshwater, River Murray and Coorong Science is a recognised expert who provides high level scientific advice to support strategic water policy and natural resource management outcomes for South Australia. The role provides strategic and technical leadership, and the coordination and management of the development and delivery of freshwater, River Murray and Coorong-related scientific work undertaken by the Science and Information Branch and the Agency more broadly. The role is responsible for ensuring scientific advice is credible, rigorous and fit for purpose, and includes the oversight and coordination of resources to effectively and efficiently deliver freshwater, River Murray and Coorong priority scientific projects and programs. This also includes the collaboration and establishment of effective partnerships with key stakeholders across DEW, Universities and other State Government agencies.

What can we offer you!

  • Working in an organisation that is contributing to significant environmental and heritage outcomes in the great state of South Australia!
  • Be part of a fun, collaborative and supportive team.
  • Hybrid working model with flexible working options including work from home available to promote work life balance.
  • Free entry into DEW managed National Parks across SA
  • Salary Sacrifice Benefits.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Meaningful and rewarding career


Contract up to 18 October 2024

Essential Qualifications:

A post-graduate qualification in a relevant Science or Natural Resource Management discipline is essential.

Special Conditions:

  • May be required to participate in fire management or associated duties.
  • A current class “C” driver’s licence and willingness to drive is desirable.
  • Some out of hours work may be required.
  • May be required to undertake intra or interstate travel and work outside of the normal hours of work.


PO4 – $109,060 min – $118,690 max p.a.

Enquiries to:

Rebecca Quin – A/Manager Environmental Science and Research Partnerships
(08) 8204 1130

Application Instructions:

Applications are to be submitted online through I WORK FOR SA.

Applicants are to submit a pre-employment declaration, CV and letter of application (max. 3 pages) addressing the Technical, Professional/Knowledge and Experience (including qualifications) as outlined in the Role Description.

The Department for Environment and Water is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds including all ages and gender identities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTIQA+.
Applications close: 18/03/2024 11:00 PM

– PO4 Principal Advisor, River Murray and Team Leader, Freshwater, River Murray and Coorong Science – RD.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.





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