Groundwater Strategy Officer

  • Exciting opportunity to support the delivery of water strategies across Regional NSW
  • Temporary full-time role available until December 2020 with the possibility of extension
  • NSW location negotiable
  • Generous remuneration package. Salary from $97,152 - $107,541 (plus super and annual leave loading)


Our Water Group is currently seeking a Groundwater Strategy Officer to join their Regional Water Strategies team.

As a Groundwater Strategy Officer you will collaborate across government agencies and liaise with key stakeholders to research and gather regional groundwater demand and supply data and information to contribute to the delivery of the NSW Government’s regional water strategies. You will also apply your experience and knowledge of groundwater management to provide input into developing considered, strategic options that improve the resilience of water resources for towns and communities, the environment, Aboriginal communities and industry across NSW.

This is a key role which contributes to the delivery of the NSW Government’s regional water strategies which align to the State’s water sector strategic planning priorities, water reform agenda, and relevant legislation.

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

About You
To be successful in this role, our ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Experience in groundwater related areas such as water planning, natural resource management, environmental science, civil/environmental engineering or hydrogeology
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage your own workload and balance competing demands and priorities
  • Excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills and a commitment to working as part of a high performing team
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and an ability to work collaboratively across teams and with delivery partners

About Us
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment drives Government priorities across key areas such as long term planning, precincts, housing, property, infrastructure priorities, open space, the environment, our natural resources – land, water, mining – energy, and growing our industries.

Our Water Group exists to efficiently manage water in NSW with the objective to create a contemporary government water agency focused on planning and policy, regulation, information and insights, and programs and performance. The Regional Water Strategies program explores future water needs across regional NSW and develops strategies to manage risks to water reliability and security, ensuring that infrastructure funding and policy solutions maximise benefits for the best economic and community outcomes. To learn more about the program, click here.

Applying for the role
Applicants must address their suitability by supplying an updated copy of their resume and a brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Closing Date: Sunday, 29 March 2020 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.

16/03/2020 $0 Parramatta & Western Suburbs 1 Mining, Resources & Energy
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