Senior Scientist

Location New South Wales


Job Title: Senior Scientist Job Grade / Classification: Environment Officer Class 9 Employment Type: Temporary, Full Time Duration: Up to 30 June 2020 Location: Sydney CBD (this role may be moving to either Lidcombe or Paramatta at the end of 2019) • Unique opportunity to influence policies on the management of water quality in the marine estate • Play a critical role in delivering the NSW Government’s Marine Estate Management Authority (MEMA) Strategy • Work on the front line, engaging with stakeholders to achieve better waterway health outcomes and shape places that people love Agency overview The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. The Department is going through an exciting period of organisational and operational change. The Department’s vision – “Planning for 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.

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.

au. The role will work for Science Division, which sits within the Office of Environment and Heritage. Science Division provides scientific evidence and knowledge to underpin environmental decision making, regulation and service delivery.

About the Role: This role is for a senior environmental scientist to deliver three pilot projects, which seek to improve waterway health through best practice approaches to stormwater and wastewater management. The pilot projects are being delivered in partnership with local government and other stakeholders, with a view that project outcomes directly inform policies, guidelines and development controls in local and strategic planning instruments. This role is responsible for the following: • Applying the OEH/EPA risk-based framework to the three pilot projects, in consultation with the Project Leader and collaborators • Liaise effectively with collaborators and internal and external stakeholders, and contribute to related projects on building capacity to implement the OEH/EPA risk-based framework • Help in the procurement and project management of applied research related to managing the health of urban streams and downstream environments • Review and communicate to the Project Leader on the performance of contractors in meeting project objectives.

Write reports and other communication material. • Perform data analysis and modelling, as necessary, to implement the OEH/EPA risk-based framework • Synthesise project outcomes for use in policies, guidelines and/or development.

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103752 - 115579 AUD per year


1 Oct 2018


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