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Senior Operations Officer

NSW Government

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 09/11/2017

Job Category:

Consulting / Environmental

Job description:
Classification: Senior Environment Officer Class 10          
Employment Status: On-going (1 position available)
Duration: ongoing
Location: Sydney/Parramatta
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the state’s primary environmental regulator. We work with business, government and the community to manage and reduce pollution and waste. The EPA is a separate agency within the Planning and Environment cluster. We respond to pollution incidents and emergencies and enforce environmental regulations, monitor compliance and investigate reports of pollution.
Primary purpose of the role
Undertake diverse day to day tasks relating to the environmental regulation of NSW public authorities and government infrastructure to minimise pollution impacts. This may include compliance, licensing, environmental assessment, pollution incident response, investigation, strategic projects and other regulatory activities, as determined by EPA operational priorities.
You must read the following documents prior to preparing your application:
This be successful in the role, you will have:
  • extensive experience influencing and negotiating, to achieve sound environmental outcomes
  • a demonstrated capacity to solve challenging problems, including those with significant stakeholder and community interest
  • a track record in delivering results on environmental projects
  • sound knowledge of relevant environmental legislation

Role Description  
Application Guide
Applying for a role in the NSW Public Sector 
Job Notes:
A Recruitment Pool may be established for future ongoing and temporary roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from the EPA, OEH and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period.    
To Apply:  
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• Provide your personal information as prompted
• Attach your resume that sets out your education, work history and other facts about yourself that relate to the role (maximum of 4 pages);
• Attach a cover letter that is relevant to the role (maximum of 1 page).
• Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000-character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter.
Targeted questions

Kindly respond to these targeted questions on-line as part of your application process. Do not attach your response as a separate document.

Kindly respond to these targeted questions on-line as part of your application process. Do not attach your response as a separate document.
Q1. Provide an example of where you have had to use your communication and collaboration skills to negotiate an environmental management outcome involving external parties. Describe how you addressed the challenges and the results achieved
Q2. Please describe a time when you had to work collaboratively with others to achieve high-quality results addressing a challenging environmental management issue within tight timeframes. What did you have to do together and how did you work with the others to achieve the required results on time?

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 capabilities and the associated behaviour indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements).  

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We are also committed to offering flexible work arrangements where possible. Candidates should discuss options available for this role with the hiring manager.


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