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Director Geoscience Information

NSW Government

Newcastle & Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 02/10/2017

Job Category:

Executive / Director - Executive

Job description:

Director Geoscience Information

  • Deliver, innovate and influence in this pivotal leadership role
  • Deliver NSW’s geoscientific data through innovative technologies and platforms
  • Enjoy the benefits of a city or regional lifestyle

Location: Maitland

The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW.

The Department’s vision – Planning for growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment – provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, resources, energy, the arts, local government and the environment.

The Division of Resources and Geoscience (DRG) facilitates and regulates the safe and sustainable exploration and development of the state’s mineral and energy resources for the benefit of the people of NSW. The Division joined the Planning & Environment Cluster on 1 April 2017 as part of machinery of government changes. Operating within DRG, the Geological Survey of NSW (GSNSW) is the state’s oldest continually operating government agency and collects, synthesizes and delivers geological, geospatial, geochemical and geophysical data to inform decisional making by government, the resource industry and the community.

Primary purpose of the role:
The Director Geoscience Information leads the Geoscience Information program within GSNSW, including geoscience data management and product delivery services and management of the core storage facilities at the W B Clarke Geoscience Centre, and oversees the quality control, storage, and delivery of the State's pre-competitive geoscience information. The role supports the delivery of geoscientific data to the global resource industry, assists informed land use and infrastructure planning, and supports natural resource management and conservation planning.

You must read the following documents prior to preparing your application:

Role description
Essential requirements:


  • Tertiary qualifications in geoscience and/or geospatial data management systems, in accord with acceptance as a technical expert by the Australian geoscience and exploration community
  • High level practical and theoretical knowledge of geospatial data management, data processing, geoscience mapping and map production processes
  • Expert standing in modern geoscience information and geospatial data management systems and geoscience on-line systems appropriate to the support of geoscience mapping and exploration activities in NSW and Australia

Our commitment to diversity:
The Department of Planning and Environment values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with disability.

Role status:
This constitutes ongoing employment under section 43 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013, and the role is based in Maitland.

To be eligible to apply for ongoing employment within the NSW Department of Planning & Environment, candidates must be an Australian citizen or have the status of permanent residence in Australia.

To apply:
Submit your resume and cover letter outlining your interest and suitability directly to Chandler Executive in accordance with the details listed below.

The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. Refer to the role description for details about the key accountabilities, capabilities and the associated behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.

If further information is required after reviewing this documentation, please contact Emily Conlan at Chandler Executive on 0411 403 808.

To apply confidentially, please register your interest with a resume/CV and cover letter at

Please do not submit your application via the website.

Applications close: 11.59 pm Sunday, 29th October 2017