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Investigator Natural Resources

Organisation/Entity: Natural Resources Access Regulator
Job Category:
  • Environmental | Environmental Science
  • Investigation | Assessment Officer
Job Location:
  • Regional NSW / Bathurst & Central West NSW
  • Regional NSW / Dubbo & West NSW
  • Regional NSW / Riverina & Murray
  • Regional NSW / Tamworth & North West NSW
Job Reference Number: 516519
Work Type: Full-Time
Total Remuneration Package: Clerk Grade 7/8
Closing Date: 17/10/2021 - 11:55 PM


  • Opportunity to provide compliance and oversee governance of the community’s fair and equitable access to water  
  • Three x fixed term temporary roles until 30 June 2022, Clerk Grade 7/8 – Location Dubbo, Orange, Albury, Tamworth, Deniliquin
  • 35 hours per week with salary starting from $97,443.00   


  • The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is currently seeking 3 x Investigators (Natural Resources) to join the Natural Resources Access Regulator to ensure that water laws are enforced so that communities and the environment get their fair share of our state's water resources.  




  • About the role

    The Investigator (Natural Resources) undertakes a range of compliance-related activities, including inspections and investigations, and provides technical and educative advice to enhance compliance standards in accordance with Natural Resources Access Regulator Act 2017 and natural resources management legislation including the Water Management Act 2000.


    Providing technical and educative advice to landholders, water users and industry participants, the I Investigator  will investigate and resolve breaches of legislation in accordance with policies and operational guidelines by preparing Notices, PINs etc. to correct non-compliance issues; and providing recommendations for targeted enforcement action or referral to external agencies in response to more serious breaches, such as alleged criminal matters (e.g. NSW Police Force, Local Government, etc.)


  • There are three investigator roles currently available. Roles can be based in Dubbo,  Orange, Albury, Tamworth, Deniliquin [or other location by negotiation].  


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



About You

There are a number of key factors that will determine your success to include:

  • Tertiary qualifications (or equivalent) in one or more relevant fields such as Natural Resource Management, Science, Law or Forensics, or equivalent experience.
  • Capacity to undertake investigations and experience in interviewing witnesses and suspects and in applying knowledge of investigative methodologies, rules of evidence and court procedures and take full accountability for the accuracy and timeliness of inspection reports, evidence collection, and related documentation.
  • Ability to provide timely and accurate technical advice compliance issues and inspection processes; complex or extraordinary matters may be escalated to the Manager Compliance Investigations or another specialist role within NRAR.
  • Please note this role will require travel to a range of locations to engage with stakeholders and to complete inspections, therefore a current and valid NSW Drivers Licence is imperative. This travel can involve overnight stays away from home and on occasion may include a number of nights.


  • About Us

    The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster was formed in 2019. The Cluster drives greater levels of integration and efficiency 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. There is a strong emphasis on regional NSW.



  • The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) Act 2017 enacted by the NSW Parliament in November 2017 provides for the establishment of a new independent water regulator in NSW focused on establishing best practice water regulation underpinned by ethics, good governance and stakeholder engagement to deliver effective and reliable water regulation for the people of NSW.


  • Applying for the role

    Applicants must address their suitability by supplying an updated copy of their resume and a brief cover letter.



  • Join a passionate and dedicated team of professionals who take immense pride in supporting the Government’s commitment to community’s fair and equitable access to water.  


  • For further information, please contact Tim O'Connell on 0409 154 285 or timothy.oconnell@nrar.nsw.gov.au.



  • Applications close on Sunday 17 October 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.



    Looking for more information or assistance in applying?


    Our Diversity team can assist to:

    • provide alternative formats to apply
    • make adjustments to the recruitment process
    • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks


    We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on Diversity@DPIE.nsw.gov.au  (please include reference number).

  • If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/our-mob-on-country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.


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