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									                 UPPER PARRAMATTA RIVER CATCHMENT TRUST

                                   Position vacant

                            ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

Preamble          The Upper Parramatta River Catchment Trust is a state
                  government agency constituted in 1989 under the Water Supplies
                  Authority Act, 1987. The provisions of that Act have since been
                  incorporated into Water Management Act 2000. The Trust comes
                  within the administration of the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning
                  and Natural Resources, the Hon. Craig Knowles.

                  All applicants for NSW Government Jobs must show knowledge
                  and understanding of the “common selection criteria”. They are
                  Equal Employment Opportunities, Ethical Practice, Ethnic Affairs
                  Priorities Statement and Occupational Health and Safety as they
                  relate to the job.

Job Name          Environmental Officer

Job                   DPO V/VI
Classification

Location          Parramatta

Employment        Full time - contract position –initially for three years, with the
                  possibility of extension.
Status

Closing date:     15 October 2004


                  Total remuneration package valued to $90,830 p.a. (salary $72,435
                  to $82,312) depending on experience.

                  The position provides specialist advice and strategic direction on
                  waterways, biodiversity, stormwater management and sustainable
                  water usage issues on a whole of catchment basis. The successful
                  applicant will be required to initiate, manage or contribute to
                  environmental projects involving multi agency teams.

Selection Criteria:

         •        A degree in environmental science, environmental engineering,
                  environmental planning, natural resources management or
                  equivalent.
         •        A demonstrated appreciation of the organisational and political
                  workings of local councils.
         •        Extensive on-ground experience and sound knowledge of
                  catchment processes, stormwater / waterways, biodiversity and
                  bushland management and water sensitive urban design. Good
                  understanding of current environmental issues.
       •           Demonstrated ability to set strategic directions, provide specialist
                   advice, manage innovative environmental projects, track and co-
                   ordinate numerous concurrent projects and deliver them to the
                   required standard.
       •           Capacity to work independently and to lead or participate in multi-
                   agency project teams.
       •           Proven track record in negotiating, resolving conflicts and
                   facilitating meetings.
       •           Demonstrated highly developed oral, marketing, presentation and
                   writing skills and capacity to represent the Trust in external forums.
       •           Experience with the use of relevant computer software.
       •           Current drivers’ licence.
       •           Common selection criteria apply.

Inquiries:

                   Mr. John Carse (02) 9891 4633
                   jcarse@uprct.nsw.gov.au

Applications to:

                   Executive Officer,
                   Upper Parramatta River Catchment Trust,
                   PO Box 3720,
                   PARRAMATTA NSW 2124
UPPER PARRAMATTA RIVER CATCHMENT TRUST


POSITION PROFILE
POSITION TITLE: Environmental Officer
GRADE:                DPO V/VI

                   Key Activities                                 Results Achieved
Provide specialist advice and strategic direction    Trust decisions are based on the best
on      waterways,    biodiversity,  stormwater      information available. The Trust’s environmental
management and sustainable water usage               activities are considered by its peers to reflect
issues on a whole of catchment approach to the       current industry best practice.
Trust and other stakeholders.
Initiate, manage or participate in numerous          Efficient use of resources and the timely,
concurrent activities that address specific          effective delivery of agreed outcomes that help
environmental issues, often involving multi-         solve specific environmental problems.
agency teams.
Develop and co-ordinate delivery of innovative       No decline in dry weather stormwater and
stormwater management projects.                      receiving water quality in the catchment.
Develop and co-ordinate delivery of innovative       Measurable increase in adoption of Water
projects that promote more sustainable usage         Sensitive Urban Design measures and reduction
of water.                                            in consumption of potable water.
Manage the Trust’s bushland/ waterways               Measurable progress each year towards
rehabilitation and maintenance programs and          achievement of the catchment’s waterways and
administer its financial grant programs for          vegetation management goals. All Trust grant
waterways/ vegetation improvement projects by        funds are properly applied and accounted for.
local councils, schools and community groups.
Build and sustain effective partnerships and         Access to support, and advice from, external
networks with external stakeholders.                 parties and stakeholders.

SELECTION CRITERIA:
• Degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, environmental planning, natural
  resources management or equivalent.
• Demonstrated appreciation of the organisational and political workings of local councils.
• Extensive on-ground experience and sound knowledge of catchment processes, stormwater /
  waterways, biodiversity and bushland management and water sensitive urban design.
• Good understanding of current environmental issues.
• Demonstrated ability to set strategic directions, provide specialist advice, manage innovative
  environmental projects, track and co-ordinate numerous concurrent projects and deliver them
  to the required standard.
• Capacity to work independently and to lead or participate in multi-agency project teams.
• Proven track record in negotiating, resolving conflicts and facilitating meetings.
• Demonstrated highly developed oral, marketing, presentation and writing skills and capacity to
  represent the Trust in external forums..
• Experience with the use of relevant computer software.
• Current drivers’ licence.
• Common selection criteria apply.

JOB FAMILY:                          No 2 Expertise
WORK BAND:                           C
CLASSIFICATION/GRADE:                DPO V/VI




Position Profile EPO 21Sep04                Page 1                                     24/09/2004

								
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