Senior Scientist, Climate & Atmospheric

NSW Government

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 07/08/2018

Job Category:

Science & Technology / Environmental

Job description:

Job Title:  Senior Scientist, Climate & Atmospheric   
Job Grade / Classification:  Environment Officer Class 9
Employment Type: Temporary, Full-time
Duration: Up to 4 years
Location:  Lidcombe
· Are you a senior scientist who is passionate about delivering high quality climate science that influences government policy?
· Are you experienced in conducting statistically rigorous assessments and/or spatial analyses of large data sets, and developing associated models?
· Do you have well-developed skills in the use of analytical and statistical analysis tools?
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 NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is a part of the Planning and Environment Cluster. It aims to enrich life in NSW by helping the community to conserve and enjoy our environment and heritage. For more information go to
This role will work for Science Division, which sits within the Office of Environment and Heritage. Science Division provides scientific evidence and knowledge to underpin environmental decision making, regulation and service delivery.
About the Role:
Provide advanced technical and scientific advice, analytical support, and contribute to the strategic direction of climate science priorities for climate science programs and projects.
· Manage and deliver high quality, cost-effective climate and atmospheric science projects.
· Maintain high standards of communication, collaboration, data and knowledge management in accordance with the government and corporate policies.
· Prepare a variety of written project related documentation that are suitable for a range of audiences.
Essential requirements:
· Scientific qualifications, well-developed knowledge and demonstrated experience of one or more of the following: climatology; meteorology; atmospheric physics; atmospheric chemistry; climate and/or airshed modelling.
· Experience in developing and delivering rigorous science projects in climate and/or atmospheric science.

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.  
At OEH we endeavour to make roles flexible. We encourage you to speak to us about the possibility of flexible, part-time, or job share roles.
To Apply: 
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 overview of your approach and demonstrated experience in developing and leading delivery of rigorous climate science programs. Include details on the analytical/technical tools you applied.
Q2. Provide examples to demonstrate your ability to work in collaboration with peers including with government agencies and external clients and collaborators to deliver collaborative science programs.
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: Friday 31 August 2018 at 11:59pm.
Should you require further information about the role please contact; Kathleen Beyer 0472 845 868 (or If you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process please contact Ashlee Chuter (02) 9585 6105.