Senior Natural Resource Management Officer


DWER (Dept of Water & Environmental Regulation)


Gerladton or Carnarvon, WA

Salary etc:

$96,307 - $105,254 p.a.



As Western Australia's primary water and environmental regulator, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation has a responsibility to be an influential and future-focused organisation. Our vision is for a low-carbon Western Australia with a healthy environment and secure water resources for future generations.

The department holds itself accountable to being fair, efficient and effective. We respect First Nations people's people knowledge and cultural advice. As a forward-looking department we are guided by good science and embrace new technologies and practices. We value and engage with our stakeholders and we strive to be transparent in all we do and to build trusted relationships.

Our values-based culture reflects who we are and how we go about business.

We care | We build trust | Better together | Open minds | We serve to make a difference

Find out more about us by visiting our website at www.dwer.wa.gov.au.

The Opportunity:

This is a permanent opportunity commencing immediately

The Senior Natural Resource Management Officer position is responsible for supporting and driving the achievement of departmental outcomes through the Water Resource Licensing program in the Mid-West Gascoyne Region. This involves the assessment and management of complex and high-risk water applications and projects, in accordance with the Rights in Water and Irrigation Act 1914. The role is also responsible for the implementation and coordination of specific projects with internal and external stakeholders, identifying and conducting training, coordinating the resolution of sensitive or complex issues, implementing improvements in the work environment and the day-to-day coordination of the water licensing team.

As a department we recognise that flexible working arrangements support effective work-life balance, empowers our people and increases team productivity. We are committed to creating an equitable and diverse workforce that promotes an inclusive and supportive workplace environment. We value the unique diversity of experience that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, women and youth bring to our workforce.

Work Related Requirements

  1. Tertiary qualifications in relevant field and/or substantial experience in natural resource management.
  2. Ability to prepare, analyse and communicate information and concepts including the ability to develop practical and innovative solutions to problems.
  3. Demonstrated high level written and oral communication skills.
  4. Proven ability to manage complex projects.
  5. Experience and ability in using variety of computer software to prepare high quality reports from the analysis of natural resource management information.
  6. Demonstrated ability to lead project teams.
  7. Demonstrated knowledge of relevant acts, policies, procedures and guidelines.

Please Note:

  • To be eligible for appointment, applicants must have documentary evidence of entitlement to live and work in Australia for the duration of the employment opportunity.
  • DWER conducts employment screening which may include a National Criminal History check.

Date published:


Closing date:

4pm, 04-Jun-2024