Classification: Environment Officer, Class 9
Employment Status: Temporary, Full-time
Duration: ASAP up to 2021
Location: Buronga (located near Mildura)
We are after a person who would like to work in a small team in an ever changing and challenging environment. This person would need a diverse environmental planning background with the skill to be able to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders including government agencies. They need the ability to analyse complex development related issues including basic geographic information system skills.
An understanding of the current biodiversity reform process and offsetting policies including biobanking and bio-certification would also be beneficial. This position is located remotely from the remainder of the Planning Team and requires a motivated individual who will have the opportunity to be involved with a wide range of projects in the far south west of NSW.
The Department of Planning and Environment
is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. The Department’s vision
– Planning for a growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment – provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment Agency overview:
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
is a part of the Planning and Environment Cluster. It aims to enrich life in NSW by helping the community to conserve and enjoy our environment and heritage. For more information go to www.environment.nsw.gov.au Regional Operations Group
delivers integrated and customer focused services at the regional and local level to strengthen communities and partnerships across NSW. This includes services, programs and grants to support land use planning, threatened species, native vegetation, education, community engagement, energy efficiency, volunteering, environmental water management, coast and flood protection, compliance and enforcement, adapting to a changing climate and private land conservation.
Primary purpose of the role:
Provide advice to local and state government, proponents and the community on statutory and strategic planning matters and contribute to the NSW Government’s initiatives in relation to environmental planning, management and conservation.
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A current and valid Driver's Licence is essential for the role. A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from OEH and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12 month period. To Apply:
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• Attach your resume that sets out your education, work history and other facts about yourself that relate to the role (maximum of 4 pages);
• Attach a cover letter that is relevant to the role (maximum of 1 page).
• Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000 character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter. Q1.
Provide a project example which demonstrates your knowledge of the application of the Environmental Planning and Assessment and Threatened Species Conservation Acts. What was your role in the project? What was the outcome and how did you achieve these outcomes?
Q2. Provide a detailed example of a time where you have worked remotely from your supervisor. How did you manage to successfully deliver work and what skills do you possess that allowed you to do this?
The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behaviour indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements).
OEH is committed to providing a flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace.
We are also committed to offering flexible work arrangements where possible. Candidates should discuss options available for this role with the hiring manager.