Local recruitment: Senior Eco Hydrologist

Government of New South Wales


  • Provide specialist expertise in aquatic ecology
  • Temporary full-time opportunity until June 2022
  • Flexible location within NSW, regional locations encouraged
  • Salary starting from $ 118,863 + super

The Water Group are currently seeking a Senior Eco Hydrologist to provide specialist expertise in aquatic ecology and reporting to contribute to Water Management in NSW.

About You

This is an excellent opportunity to provide key specialist expertise in the area of eco-hydrology and evaluation to support effective decision making in natural resource management and water reform.

In this role you will analyse, model and interpret hydrological information to develop flow-ecology relationships and models to assist with the development of water policy.

A big part of this role is managing large multidisciplinary projects, contracts and teams.

Essential Requirements

  • Appropriate degree level tertiary qualifications in science, natural resources or a related discipline.
  • Comprehensive understanding of state and federal natural resource management frameworks, in particular with reference to riverine health and water sharing.
  • Comprehensive understanding and demonstrated application of the use of hydrology models to assess changes to aquatic ecology as a result of changes to water access
  • Sound knowledge of statistical procedures and spatial analysis and their application in assessing water quality and riverine health.

For more information read the full Role Description here.

About Us

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment’s (DPIE) 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.

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To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role.

Guide to applying for a role in the NSW public sector

 Applications close Wednesday 9 Jun 2021 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Nathan Taylor on 0427 660 120.

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our team can:

  • provide alternative formats to apply;
  • make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks

Candidates with disability can contact the Diversity team here (please include reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and would like information or assistance in applying, contact our Aboriginal People & Culture team here (please include ref. number).

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

At DPIE we are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace for all employees. Differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPIE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all.