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Senior Floodplain Officer

Organisation / Entity: Environment and Heritage Group
Job category:
  • Environmental
Job location:
  • Regional NSW / Riverina & Murray
Job reference number: 527422
Work type: Full-Time
Total remuneration package: Environment Officer Class 9
Closing date: 02/04/2023 - 11:55 PM


Do you want your work to make a difference for NSW?

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.


  • Senior Floodplain Officer with the Department of Planning and Environment
  • Permanent full-time opportunity in regional NSW
  • Located in South West NSW via negotiated flexible working arrangement (Albury or Wagga Wagga preferred)
  • EO9 offering salary range from $111,595 to $124,315 + super

The Environment and Heritage Group within DPE has an opportunity for a Senior Floodplain Officer to provide technical and policy advice to local councils and internal and external stakeholders in the effective management of floodplain programs and delivery of hazard studies and plans to manage flood risks in South West NSW.

About You

Ideally you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability in working with stakeholders to implement actions from approved plans
  • Project management experience, including monitoring and reporting on progress against milestones
  • Experience in working with Councils to influence planning and delivery, including engagement with other agencies and the local community
  • Knowledge of the NSW Government's Flood Prone Land Policy, Floodplain Development Manual and related guidelines and legislation.
  • Familiarity with development planning processes in a local government context 

We offer ongoing career and professional development opportunities within the NSW Public Service and benefits such as flex-time (based on 35hr working week), fitness passport and more!

 Essential Requirements 

  • An understanding of floodplain risk assessment methods and floodplain management strategies
  • Experience in developing partnerships and delivering advice to multiple stakeholders and communities
  • Tertiary Qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • Current Australian driver's licence


For more information read the full Role Description: Senior Floodplain Officer

For more information hit Apply to visit the iworkfor.nsw.gov.au website.

About Us

The Department of Planning and Environment’s (DPE) 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. DPE 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.

Participation in the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme (BOS)

Please read the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme Protocol to understand if it applies to your circumstances. All applicants for this role and new employees with an existing defined interest in the BOS will be required to disclose their personal (or a close family member’s) participation to ensure potential conflict of interests are declared and managed appropriately.

 To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role. DPE expects all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.

Applications close Sunday 2 April 2023 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Andrew Fisher via andrew.fisher@environment.nsw.gov.au  or on (02) 6022 0623.

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 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 520672).

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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