Senior Catchment Officer


Canterbury-Bankstown Council


Campsie, Sydney

Salary etc:

$91,935 p.a. + 10% super (Grade H, Step 1) .

You could lead changes that create a healthier River and community. In this role you would oversee delivery of a whole-of-river and catchment management plan for the Cooks River Alliance in collaboration with member organisations and other stakeholders.

Hosted by Canterbury Bankstown Council, the Alliance is a partnership between Bayside Council, Canterbury Bankstown Council, Inner West Council, Strathfield Council and Sydney Water. The Alliance uses its combined resources, experience, knowledge and skills to address the complex environmental problems of the Cooks River.

This opportunity will be offered on a temporary full-time basis. The salary range for this opportunity commences at $91,935 (Grade H, Step 1) + 10% super


  • Coordinate the development of the Cooks River Catchment Coastal Management Program
  • Implement a Waterways and Catchment Health Monitoring and Reporting Framework
  • Support Alliance member organisations to build capacity in implementing environmentally sensitive development and water sensitive actions
  • Support research partnerships, and undertake research to provide advice and strategic input in any of the following areas:
    • Water Sensitive Urban Design
    • Environmental Planning
    • Coastal Management
    • Catchment Management
  • Lead Alliance working groups and committees, liaising with internal and external stakeholders across a broad range of catchment and coastal management issues
  • Manage Alliance projects including budgets, planning, delivery, consultant management and reporting.

*Full list of accountabilities can be found on the PD attached

What's in it for you?

  • Temporary Full Time position up until June 2024
  • Central Campsie location, close to public transport.
  • Full-time work from home arrangements are currently in place with the option of flexible work arrangements when we can return to the office. 
  • Flexible work practices
  • Full Training provided
  • Access to health and wellbeing programs
  • Access to further training and development
  • Work for an award-winning organisation that will truly value your input

  Essential criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Management, science, planning or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in catchment management, coastal management, environmental planning, environmental engineering or other relevant discipline.
  • Extensive experience in managing complex partnership projects.
  • Extensive experience in project management and planning, contract administration, budget management, grant management and program delivery.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Water Sensitive Urban Design and catchment management as it applies to an urban setting.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and to engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills

Desirable criteria:

  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of local government (Desirable).
  • Spatial mapping/GIS skills (Desirable)

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