Advert ID: 20019914
APS 6 Policy/Regulatory Officers (Various Roles)
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Adelaide, SA, Canberra, ACT, Brisbane, QLD, Darwin, NT, Hobart, TAS, Melbourne, VIC, Perth, WA, Sydney, NSW
$88,408 - $100,378 p.a. Permanent & Temporary, Full-time & Part-time.
Who we are
The Nature Positive Regulation Division is looking for people with diverse experiences and care about the future of the environment. It is an exciting time to join the division within the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water. The government has announced that it will establish a national Environment Protection Agency (EPA) as a strong independent environmental regulator. It is expected that the work of the division will transition to the independent EPA in the period ahead.
We are a modern regulator that works to a high professional standard to deliver better practice regulation. We use the best scientific evidence and sound judgement, and work with a wide range of stakeholders, to solve complex environmental challenges on a daily basis. Our work is engaging and meaningful and contributes to maintaining a resilient and healthy environment for all Australians. Our primary role is regulation under Australian environmental laws. We manage environmental impact assessments to deliver ecologically sustainable development, and associated policy, data, governance, assurance, and stakeholder engagement support functions.
Our work spans Australia's terrestrial and marine environments, including Antarctica, to protect and manage Australia's unique plants, animals, habitats, and places. We work with a range of sectors including renewable energy (e.g., onshore, and offshore wind farms), major infrastructure, airports, agriculture, residential housing, and mining and gas. We engage with First Nations people and communities as part of the environmental impact assessment process.
We also engage with a broad range of stakeholders including mining, business and industry peak bodies, farmers, environmental consultants, environmental non-government organisations, local communities, and state, territory, and local governments. The various teams in the Nature Positive Regulation Division are generally responsible for:
We are looking for APS 6 Policy/Regulatory officers with a strong work ethic and interest in contributing to better practice environmental impact assessment. We have multiple vacancies in our division across multiple sections.
The duties may include, but are not limited to:
What we are looking for
As the division has various roles available, the desired knowledge and experience, and skills and capabilities outlined below will depend on the specific role. All successful applicants will be expected to participate in and contribute to culture building, information sharing and staff development initiatives.
Knowledge and experience
We are seeking candidates who have:
Skills and capabilities
We are seeking candidates who have:
Tertiary qualifications in natural resource management, environmental or biological science, project management, science, law, economics, engineering or equivalent experience are desirable.
Eligibility and other requirements
Citizenship - To be eligible for employment with the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water you must be an Australian citizen.
Pre-employment Check - Your suitability for employment will be assessed through a pre-employment screening process. This process includes a requirement to undergo and satisfy a National Police Check, referee checks, character clearance and where required a pre-employment medical assessment, specified mandatory qualification(s) validation and a probation period of 6 months.nrmjobs.com.au/job/20019914