NSW Government

Newcastle & Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 12/10/2018

Job Category:

Science & Technology / Environmental

Job description:
Job Title:  Geoscientist
Job Grade / Classification:  Geoscientist Grade 1/2
Location:  Maitland
Role Type: Ongoing
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 Resources and Geoscience
The Resources & Geoscience Division (DRG) is a part of the Department of Planning and Environment. The Resources & Geoscience Division delivers policy, programs and compliance for the NSW Government across the minerals and energy sector. The division plays a key role in delivering the NSW Government's priorities for economic growth under NSW 2021 by working to develop thriving resources and energy sectors for NSW.
About the Role:
The Geological Survey of New South Wales (GSNSW) is a Branch of DRG and is the state's premier geoscience agency. A Geoscientist is required to undertake geoscientific assessments of exploration and mining activity on mineral, coal and petroleum projects in NSW. Reporting to the Manager Mining & Exploration Assessment, you will be responsible for geoscientifically based assessment of applications for grant, renewal or transfer of titles, and assessment of technical reports and work programs. Your detailed responsibilities will include:
  • Assess industry exploration reports and work programs
  • Undertake geoscientific focussed assessment of exploration activities and outcomes
  • Assess compliance with relevant title conditions, Divisional policy and legislation
  • Prepare consequential letters, minutes, reports, and provide geoscientific advice to management
  • Liaise with and deliver customer service to exploration companies
  • Maintain exploration assessment databases
Please see the role description for further details concerning this role.
You will also enjoy great benefits including a work / life balance and flexibility, ongoing training and development, financial benefits (such as salary sacrificing) and a focus on your health (such as corporate health initiatives and heavily discounted gym membership).
Essential requirements:
- Degree in geoscience, or a related field
- Knowledge of mineral exploration or mining with an understanding of resource sector trends
- Demonstrated good communication and computer skills (including the use of GIS) in geoscience, and document management
Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application:
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.  
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:
Q1. Please describe your capability with technologies in the areas of GIS, database or other geoscientifically related programs which may be significant for the role.
Q2. Please describe an example where you have provided written geoscientific advice to communicate progress or results of a collaborative project.
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 and flexibility:
At the Planning and Environment Cluster, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to the success of our business and are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the communities of NSW.
We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.
Applications Close: 11.59PM on Sunday 28th October 2018
Should you require further information about the role please contact; Paul Dale, Director Land Use & Titles Advice on 02 4063 6729. If you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process please contact Mark Russell, Recruitment Business Partner on (02) 9585 6851.