Technical Advisor Hydrogeology


NSW Environment Protection Authority


Sydney or Dubbo (please note our Sydney office will be moving to Parramatta in late 2019)

Salary etc:

Total Renumeration package: $128,119 p.a.- includes salary ($103,752 - $115,579) + super & leave loading. Environmental Officer Class 9. Full-time.



Environment Protection Authority overview

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the State‘s primary environmental regulator. We work to protect our community and the environment as a leader, partner and protector. Our vision is for New South Wales to have a healthy environment, healthy community and healthy business. We believe healthy ecosystems are the foundation for healthy communities, a healthy economy and for enhancing Iiveability.

We lead in protecting our air, waterways, land and the health of the community for the future. We work with communities, government and business to reduce our impact on the environment. We hold people and organisations to account through licensing, monitoring, regulation and enforcement.

About the Role

  • Work as part of our team using effective networking, communication, negotiation and regulation to deliver appropriate environmental outcomes.
  • Undertake assigned technical reviews related to regulatory activities including licensing, investigations and compliance tasks.
  • Identify and recommend relevant action to address inadequate environmental performance in the gas exploration and production industry to ensure the environment and human health is protected.

Primary purpose of the role

Manage projects involving the research, analysis and monitoring of technical matters related to the protection of groundwater environments. Develop policy options and strategies to achieve environmental objectives and provide technical policy and operational advice and recommendations with a particular focus on coal seam gas to support front-line operations staff.

Essential requirements

  • Sound knowledge of technical issues related to ground quality management, specifically groundwater management, or industry practice with demonstrated ability to critically review technical documentation and advice on its technical merit.
  • Sound knowledge of policy and guideline development processes, and experience using a mix of policy instruments for example economics, education and regulation.
  • Ability to critically evaluate results of hydro-geological analyses, give effective and targeted advice on managing environmental issues and knowledge of the limitations of the relevant analytical and numeric techniques.
  • Ability to act as an expert witness.

To be successful in the role, ideally you will have:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Hydrogeology or equivalent relevant work experience.

Job Notes:

A Recruitment Pool may be established for future ongoing and temporary roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from the EPA, OEH and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period.

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility:

At the Planning and Environment Cluster, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to the success of our business and are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the communities of NSW.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

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