Australia nationals: Ecohydrologist

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


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  • Contribute to the continual improvement of water resource management
  • Show case your hydrology modelling skills
  • Salary package starting from $90,661, role based in Wollongong

This is an incredible opportunity to collaborate with a passionate team of expert scientists. In this role, you will plan and undertake analysis of hydrology influences on aquatic ecology in rivers and the riparian zone, including design and analysis using statistical and simulation techniques. This information will inform water management policy and planning in NSW.

About the role:

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Planning and undertaking investigation and analysis in the area of ecohydrology or water quality to provide data and information to inform water management outcomes
  • Critically analysing, interpreting and communicating results from hydrologic or water quality studies as they relate to river health, flow monitoring and evaluation techniques for policy development
  • Working with stakeholders and the community to enhance knowledge and understanding of contemporary water resource management
  • Delivering scientific information and models within tight turnaround times and a high level of demand for services for a range investigations relating to water resource management
  • Translating complex scientific and technical concepts into simplified language to enable clear and concise reporting

About you:

To be successful in this role you will require:

  • Appropriate degree level qualifications in ecology, hydrology, Engineering, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, geomorphology or a related discipline.
  • An understanding of the use of hydrology models to assess changes to aquatic ecology
  • Experience in assessing the suitability of hydrologic and hydraulic model outputs for natural resource management requirement

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

About Us

The Water department is responsible for surface and groundwater management including ensuring water security for NSW. We ensure the equitable sharing of surface and groundwater resources and that water entitlements and allocations are secure and tradeable. We manage NSW water resources through planning, policy and regulation, and we lead negotiations with the Commonwealth, including the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and other jurisdictions.

Applying for the role

Applicants must address their suitability by supplying an updated copy of their Resume and a brief cover letter that outlines their skills and experience relevant to the role. Applications close Thursday 19 November 2020 at 11:55pm. For more information, contact Lisa Thurtell on 0408 697 793

Good to know
A Recruitment Pool may be established for future roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from Planning and Environment Cluster and other NSW Public Sector agencies over an 18-month period.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Flexibility
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 those with disability.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.