Senior Operations Officer (Forestry)

NSW Government

Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 06/07/2018

Job Category:

Primary Industry / Forestry

Job description:
Job Title:  Senior Operations Officer (Forestry)
Job Grade / Classification:  Environment Officer Class 10
Employment Type: Ongoing – Full Time (1 position available)
Location: Port Macquarie & Mid-North Coast

Agency overview
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the State‘s primary environmental regulator. We work to protect our community and the environment as a leader, partner and protector.

Our vision is for New South Wales to have a healthy environment, healthy community and healthy business. We believe healthy ecosystems are the foundation for healthy communities, a healthy economy and for enhancing Iiveability.
We lead in protecting our air, waterways, land and the health of the community for the future
We work with communities, government and business to reduce our impact on the environment
We hold people and organisations to account through licensing, monitoring, regulation and enforcement.
Primary purpose of the role

Performs diverse activities relating to the application of EPA legislative responsibilities involving major issues affecting EPA or broader issues for EPA to regulate the environmental aspects of native forestry on public and private land in NSW; undertakes major projects involving technically complex tasks and provides direction and expert advice to team members.

Essential requirements

•    Experience and capability in one or more environment protection areas, including: air, water, noise, waste, chemicals, hazardous materials, radiation and environmental planning.
•    Knowledge of current relevant environmental legislation, with demonstrated ability to interpret other environmental legislation.
•    Experience in implementing legislation, policy and procedures in relation to protecting the environment with an understanding of the workings of government at a state and local level.
•    Experience in managing issues in relation to protecting the environment with capacity to undertake complex investigations.
•    Current Australian driver’s licence.

You must 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 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: 

• 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. Detail a time where you managed a complex environmental issue. Explain how you managed your work; lead or managed other staff through the matter, as well as how you communicated the results to different audiences? 

Q2. Provide an example of where you have negotiated or influenced an outcome to an environmental issue. What was the issue, what was your approach and what was the result? Would you make any changes to your approach in the future? 

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.) 

Our commitment to diversity

The Environment Protection Authority 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: Sunday, 22 July 2018 at 11.59pm

Should you require further information about the role please contact Tim O’Connell – Acting Unit Head Forestry, Central South Operations on Ph: (02) 9995 6706 or E:

Thank you for your interest in this position. We look forward to receiving your application.