Australia nationals: Leader Water Policy and Planning

Government of New South Wales

Armidale, NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

  • Role located in Armidale
  • Ongoing full-time role
  • Excellent remuneration salary from $134,667pa + super & annual leave loading 

About the role

We are currently recruiting to a newly created Leader, Water Policy and Planning. Reporting to the Group Director Agricultural resources you will be responsible for leading a state-wide research and development team of land management practices regarding water management issues and providing strategic guidance to support sustainable and profitable agricultural industries.

You will maintain and provide expertise in agricultural hydrology, focusing on both rain fed and irrigated farming systems as well as preparing and publishing research reports and scientific publications regularly in peer reviewed journals to ensure high scientific standards

The successful candidate will have:

  • Degree or post-graduate qualifications in agriculture or science based disciplines
  • Current driver’s licence
  • Ability and willingness to travel, including to remote locations

For more information about the role, please click here to view the Role Description.

Applying for the role

Apply by submitting a current resume, including a list of industry and scientific publications (max. 5 pages) and brief 1-page cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Enquiries: Contract Christine Tumney, Group Director Agricultural Resources on 0455 754 193.

Please note that no one will be available to take your call from 24 December 2020.

Closing Date: Sunday 10 January 2021

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. If you are viewing this advertisement on LinkedIn, please click ‘Apply’ to access more information about this role via the I Work for NSW website.

Why work for Department of Regional NSW? 

Exciting career pathways and opportunities 

We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW government.


Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people.

Our people:  

Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including – regional infrastructure, parks and wildlife, fisheries, agriculture and land services. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of NSW we invite you to become part of our story.

Inclusion and Flexible Working 

We strive to reflect the community we serve and encourage our people to explore new ways of working across regional NSW. We are open to arrangements that help individuals balance their work and life commitments, including working part-time or working from different locations. We embrace difference and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

We understand that everyone is different, and you may require adjustments to apply. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss how we may be able to assist you.