Local recruitment: Environmental Water Management Officer (MLD - Buronga)

Government of New South Wales

Buronga NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

  • Ongoing opportunity, salary starting from $106,665 + superannuation
  • Exciting opportunity to work in the environmental water delivery team in the Murray and Lower Darling-Baaka.
  • Location: Buronga

About the Role:

  • As part of a regional team, develop and implement environmental water programs, plans and projects, and monitor, analyse and report on environmental outcomes consistent with the Murray Darling Basin Plan.
  • Contribute to the development and coordination of water delivery partnerships and relevant environmental water advisory processes, and manage stakeholder interactions and relationships
  • Provide technical capacity and advice to support water use decisions, adaptive management of water, monitoring and evaluation of water use, reporting of environmental outcomes against ecological objectives, and support engagement and communication with stakeholders
  • Undertake, in partnership with landholders and resource managers, conservation assessments and planning to establish, prioritise and implement environmental watering programs.
  • Draft briefings, reports and submissions for the Minister and the Executive
  • Support the Senior Environmental Water Management Officer with advice and information to represent Department Planning, Industry and Environment and wetlands and river conservation interests on a range of internal and external forums

About you:

  • Demonstrated high level knowledge and experience in river and wetland planning and management, including the hydrology and ecology of rivers, floodplains and wetlands.
  • Demonstrated ability to present and explain complex technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of water, threatened species and biodiversity conservation legislation and policies, including the requirements of the Murray Darling Basin Plan.
  • A valid Australian driver’s licence.

About Us

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. 

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies

Daring    Collaboration    Creative     Kind      Inclusive 

How to apply
Apply by reviewing the role description, submitting a current resume and cover letter of no more than two pages that addresses your how your experience and skills make you a good fit for this role.

More Opportunities

A Talent Pool may be established for future roles with similar focus capabilities. The Talent Pool may be available to hiring managers from the Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster and other NSW Public Sector agencies over an 18-month period.  

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility

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 those with disability.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Applications Close:  13 August 2021

Should you require further information about the role, please contact Paul Childs, Senior Environmental Water Management Officer on 02 6022 0622.

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