Local recruitment: Senior Policy Officer (Water Infrastructure NSW)

Government of New South Wales

NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

  • Be part of a team that will shape the future of environmental water management policy in regional NSW
  • 12-month senior policy role available with the possibility to extend
  • Salary starting from $111,077 + superannuation, commensurate with experience
  • Hybrid office and work from home model, Albury or Southern NSW locations preferred

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is currently seeking a Senior Policy Officer to join Water Infrastructure NSW.

About the role

The Senior Policy Officer is part of a small team that provides and coordinates expert policy advice for environmental water management and regulation, contributing to the success of projects within the Sustainable Diversion Limit Adjustment Mechanism (SDLAM) Program.

The role is fast-paced and challenging. You will have the ability to work in a new growth area within Water Infrastructure NSW where there are genuine opportunities to deliver improvements and make a difference. There may also be an opportunity to lead a small team if the role is expanded.

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

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • extensive experience in policy development, implementation and review processes
  • experience in the development of regulatory instruments, including development of policy instructions, Regulatory Impact Statements and Executive Council processes
  • the ability to research, analyse and review complex policy issues, utilising current hydrological data and spatial information to develop evidence-based solutions to mitigate risks
  • extensive experience working with a variety of stakeholders to achieve results
  • highly developed written and verbal communication skills in the preparation and delivery of policy advice, Cabinet submissions and ministerial briefings.

About Us

Water Infrastructure NSW was established in 2020 within the Department of Planning Industry and Environment (DPIE) as part of a suite of water sector reforms. Its primary purpose is to build NSW Government capability to develop and deliver major water infrastructure projects across NSW. Water Infrastructure NSW is rapidly building its capacity and capability to deliver all the necessary functions to support its purpose, with a focus on supporting the needs of project teams across planning and construction activities to build momentum in the delivery program.

Our vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. 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.

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, 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.

Applying for the role

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter (no more than two pages) expressing your interest and suitability for the role.

For further information, please contact Andrew Warden via email at [email protected]

Applications close on 27 July 2021, at 11:55pm

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.

Our commitment to flexible working:

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and 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 understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Our commitment to diversity:

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment recognises 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 disability.