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Team Leader BASIX

NSW Government

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 07/12/2017

Job Category:

Science & Technology / Environmental

Job description:
Job Title:  Team Leader- BASIX
Job Grade / Classification:  Planning Officer (Professional) 3
Location:  Sydney
Type: Temporary- up to 6 months (with possible extension)
Agency overview

The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. The Department is going through an exciting period of organisational and operational change.

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, local government and the environment.

The Department’s two related agencies - the Office of Environment & Heritage and the Office of Local Government - support the conservation and protection of the environment and an effective local government sector in NSW. Several other entities associated with the Department include the Environment Protection Authority, statutory trusts responsible for zoos, parks and gardens, independent assessment and planning bodies, and development corporations.
About the Role:
This role plays a critical function in the effective operation of the BASIX system, in consultation with the Director and other senior executive. This is a policy role but one that also has a technical element. Previous experience with the BASIX system or building sustainability issues will be highly regarded.
The function of this role contributes greatly to the whole of Government initiatives.
Primary purpose of the role
• Manages the day to day team operations in consultation with the Director.
• Make decisions within legislative and regulatory provisions
• Ensures the integrity and effective operation of the BASIX system, in consultation with the Director.
Essential requirements:
• Degree or experience in a relevant discipline, including but not limited to planning, building surveying, architecture, environmental sciences, economics, sustainable built environment.
• Demonstrated understanding and experience working on matters associated with the sustainable built environment.
To be successful in the role, ideally you will have:
• Previous experience working on building sustainability issues or in providing high-level policy advice on technical matters.

Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application:
• Role description
• Application Guide
• Applying for a role in the NSW public Sector
Job Notes:
A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from DPE and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12 month period.  
This is a temporary opportunity for up to 6 months with a possible extension.
As we're leading up to the Christmas period we anticipate to interview mid to late January 2018.
To Apply: 
Click the APPLY button at the end of this advertisement
• 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

Q1. Provide an example where you have managed and led a team to ensure the integrity and effective operation of a system such as BASIX (Building Sustainability Index).
Q2. Provide an example where you have prepared high quality evidence based technical and specialist policy advice?
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 behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)
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 people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with a disability.

Applications Close: 11:59pm Thursday 21.12.17
Should you require further information about the role please contact; Luke Walton (02) 9274 6228 (or ) if you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process please contact Sarah Qassis (02) 9585 6737.