Local recruitment: Assistant Environmental Water Programs Officer

Government of New South Wales
Queanbeyan, NSW, Australia
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•    Temporary Full-time (to 30 June 2022 with a possibility of extension)
•    Location: Queanbeyan
•    Starting salary from $93,606 + super + annual leave loading

Do you have experience in environmental or river management and project coordination? Would you like to use your skills to improve our natural environment?

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (DPIE) has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Environmental Programs Officer to join our Environmental Water Planning team to provide project and program support to a large and strategic program looking to reshape the way environmental water is managed in our inland river systems. 

About the role:
The Assistant Environmental Programs Officer will provide environmental evaluation, data analysis, report preparation and drafting, project management, procurement and contract administration support to a large program of technical investigations and planning. This is part of an exciting work program evaluating the benefits of water for the environment for native fish, waterbirds, native vegetation and ecosystem functions; and investigating the most effective way to deliver flows for these benefits in the Murrumbidgee and Murray river systems.

The ideal candidate will have:
•    A valid Australian driver’s license (essential)
•    Relevant tertiary qualifications (preferably science) 
•    Experience in natural resource and/or river management and/or environmental assessments
•    Experience in preparing reports and other information products that synthesise and distil complex scientific information. Experience with GIS and preparation of maps is desirable but not essential.  
•    Experience in project management and/or program reporting preferably in the context of large, multi-disciplinary natural resource management projects or programs.
•    Ability to work collaboratively within multi-disciplinary teams and organisations to deliver successful projects.
•    Good communication skills (including highly developed written communication skills), self-motivated and eager to contribute to team outcomes.

For further information on the role contact Paul Doyle, Environmental Water Planner on 02 6229 7918 or click here to view the role description. 

Agency overview
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster brings together the functions from the former Planning & Environment and Industry Clusters.

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.

To Apply:  
To apply for the position, complete the questions on the online application form, supply a resume and a cover letter detailing how your skills are relevant to the role.

A Recruitment Pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary 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. 

Applications Close: 11.59pm Sunday 9th May 2021

Our commitment to flexible working
The Department of Planning, Industry & 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 are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working - including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.  

Our commitment to Diversity
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 people with disabilities.