Scientist (Spatial)


Department of Planning and Environment


Various NSW Locations

Salary etc:

$95,516 - $105,532 p.a. + super. Fixed-term, Full-time.



  • Scientist (Spatial) to support delivery of NSW Koala Program.
  • Flexible location across NSW. 4-year full-time opportunity until 30 June 2026.
  • Environmental Officer Class 7 with salary from $95,516 to $105,532 + super.

The Environment and Heritage Group has an opportunity for a Scientist (Spatial) to provide computer-based mapping, data processing, data management and spatial analysis to assist the delivery of the Koala Strategy to include analysis of spatial and biophysical data that supports delivery of the NSW Koala Program including Regional Partnerships, Habitat Restoration, Communications and Koala Science projects.

About You

The role of Scientist (Spatial) is to deliver high quality science utilising skills in biodiversity mapping, modelling, spatial data capture, analysis and management through open communication, collaboration, scientific rigour, data and knowledge management in accordance with E&H policies.

You will possess up to date knowledge and skills in relevant areas and provide input into the design and creation of tools and resources to achieve project and organisational objectives and contribute to the development of processes for the successful delivery of E&H science programs.

Join a team committed to collaboration, continuous improvement and innovation for the conservation and protection of our precious koalas in NSW.

To be the successful applicate for this position you will require;

  • Relevant scientific qualifications.
  • Demonstrated expertise in computer-based mapping and analysis of biodiversity and environmental spatial data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in GIS software programs and management of large spatial datasets.

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.

DPE expects all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.


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