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Principal Climate & Atmospheric Scientist, Climate Research Team

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Organisation/Entity: Policy, Strategy & Science
Job Category: Environmental | Environmental Science
Job Location: Sydney Region / Sydney – Greater West
Job Reference Number: 00007JBL
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $150,498. Package includes salary ($123,193 – $135,768), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 0472845868 – Dr Kathleen Beyer
Closing Date: 16/02/2020 – 11:59 PM
Team Job Grade / Classification:  Environment Officer Class 11

Employment Type: Temporary
Duration: Up to 4 years
Location:  Lidcombe

  • Are you an experienced senior scientist who is passionate about climate and atmospheric environment?
  • Do you want to deliver high quality climate and atmospheric science that influences government policy?
  • Are you client-focussed and able to work autonomously as well as part of a team?

About the Role:
You will design & drive delivery of discrete climate and atmospheric science programs to internal and external customers in line with the priorities articulated in the Knowledge Strategy. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Influence the strategic direction of climate and atmospheric science priorities and knowledge themes.
  • Develop, lead and deliver high quality, cost-effective discrete climate and atmospheric science projects that meet organisational objectives and appropriate standards of scientific rigour.
  • Develop and maintain a range of collaborative networks across EES/EPA, universities, government agencies and other research providers to support and advance the delivery of science programs and to keep up to date with the latest science.
  • Provide expert scientific advice and support to the Science Division on the development, implementation, management and reporting of scientific projects, ensuring that technical and scientific considerations are properly considered by the Division.
  • Deliver continuous improvement in science communication including developing and managing communication plans and preparing and delivering documents and presentations that explain complex processes associated with projects managed, clearly and are suitable for a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Promote and manage the development of project management methodologies and processes that improve productivity, encourage innovation, develop teamwork and enhance the delivery of science across the EES.
  • Manage project implementation, including preparing project plans, identifying and coordinating resources, developing and managing budgets, and negotiating reporting requirements.
  • Contribute to the delivery of cultural and organisational change, including working with senior managers and staff to ensure smooth transition in line with corporate and business objectives.

Essential requirements:

  • Scientific qualifications, high-level knowledge, demonstrated experience and contacts in the climate and atmospheric sciences.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and leading rigorous, discrete, science programs in the climate and atmospheric sciences.

Agency overview
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster brings together the functions from the former Planning & Environment and Industry Clusters.

The new Cluster will drive for greater levels of integration and efficiency across key areas such as long term planning, precincts, housing, property, infrastructure priorities, open space, the environment, our natural resources – land, water, mining – energy, and growing our industries. In particular, there will be a redoubling of emphasis on regional NSW.

Please read the following documents prior to preparing you for application:

Role description

Good to know:
A Recruitment Pool may be established for future roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from Planning and Environment Cluster and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 18-month period.

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility:
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and those with disability.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

To Apply: 

  • Complete all the questions in the online application.
  • Upload a current cover letter and Resume with your online application.
  • 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:

Question 1. Provide an overview of your approach and demonstrated experience developing and leading the delivery of rigorous science programs in climate science and/or atmospheric science.

Question 2. Provide examples to demonstrate your ability to establish and foster relationships with peers including government agencies and external clients and/or 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.)

Applications Close: 11.59PM on Sunday 16th February 2020

Should you require further information about the role please contact; Kathleen Beyer, Senior Team Leader on 02 9995 5476.

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