Local recruitment: Policy Officer

Government of New South Wales

Various, NSW, AU

  • An in-depth understanding of Water projects and programs is not necessary, only a willingness to learn.
  • Temporary position until 28 February 2022
  • Flexible location within NSW, regional locations are encouraged
  • Salary starting from $97,443 + super

About the Role
As a Policy Officer, you will support the development of policy and legislative reviews as well as contribute to the provision of policy advice relating to water management and regulation.

The Water Policy team works in a matrix approach and there will be an opportunity to work on projects led by senior staff with diverse experience.  

To review the role description, click here.  

About You
To be successful, you will be able to demonstrate your capacity to analyse and define policy problems and develop and analyse options. You need to have experience working with legislation and be able to demonstrate your capacity to develop knowledge and understanding of the Water Management Act 2000.

Ideally, you will also demonstrate the ability to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders as well as being able to provide advice on issues that are complex, sensitive or technical.  

We welcome applications from those who enjoy working in friendly and experienced team in a fast-paced, dynamic and varied environment.

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.

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 Applications close Monday 14 June 2021 at 11:55PM.

Should you require any further information about the role please contact Susan Pucci, Principal Policy Officer via 0459 846 838 or [email protected]

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.