Australia nationals: Water Planner

Government of New South Wales
NSW, Australia
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  • Want to contribute to reviewing water sharing arrangements in New South Wales?
  • Do you like drawing together expertise across multiple fields to develop advice?
  • Exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic and high performing team
  • NSW location negotiable – currently working from home - temporary up to 31 August 2021, along with Talent Pool opportunity for future temporary and ongoing role

We are looking for a Water Planner to join our team. You will use your skills to provide sound and reliable advice to support developing, negotiating and resolving water management arrangements, consistent with the State’s and Commonwealth’s water reform agenda. Utilising your strong problem solving, written and communications skills, you will identify water policy and planning issues and collaborate with relevant staff to resolve issues and contribute to developing and implementing strategies for communicating and consulting with the community.

This is a particularly exciting time to the join the team as we embark on developing the next generation of water sharing plans in New South Wales.

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

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 resume and brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role. Applications close 22 November at 11:55pm. For further information contact Tracey Brownbill on 0459 840 258

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.