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Policy Officer (several)


Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development


Canberra, ACT

Salary etc:

$81,407 - $86,168 p.a. (Administrative Services Officer Class 5)


Position No: 36258 (several)

  • Environment, Heritage and Water
  • Conservation Planning and Policy
  • Biodiversity Planning and Policy


The Biodiversity Planning and Policy section focuses on policy development for biodiversity conservation and natural resource management. The section has key responsibilities for legislation relating to nature conservation, implementation of the ACT Nature Conservation Strategy and provides policy support for environment and primary industries inter-jurisdictional fora. The Section has a focus on biodiversity adaptation and achieving landscape scale biodiversity outcomes across public and private land.

The position will be tasked to gather, analyse, and interpret spatial and other data from various sources to support the provision of evidence-based biodiversity policy advice, provide GIS mapping support to the team and assist in the development and drafting of ministerial correspondence and other relevant government documentation. It is an opportunity for a highly motivated candidate to utilise their GIS experience and develop skills in environmental policies.

Eligibility/Other requirements:  Relevant tertiary qualification and/or experience in Biodiversity Conservation or Natural Resource Management Policy, Law and Economics would be an advantage. Expertise in the application of GIS and spatial analysis in the natural environment context would be highly regarded.

Notes: The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply. There are several positions available and an order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months.  Please note, this position will be in a workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW). Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk.

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