APS5/6 Assessment Officer

Posted 09 May 2022
Salary$50 - $65 per hour
Job type Contract
DisciplineGovernment Federal

Job description

About the Organisation
A large federal government department that develops and implements policies and programs to ensure Australia’s industries remain competitive, profitable, and sustainable.
About the role
  • Review complex permit applications, sampling and analysis plans (SAPs) and environmental management plans and assess their environmental impacts in accordance with legislative obligations and in consideration of associated policies.
  • Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of the context and operation of relevant legislation, international agreements, and policy frameworks, as well as a working knowledge. of basic principles of ecotoxicology, ecology and oceanography.
  • Prepare high quality briefing material to inform supervisors and decision-makers on the environmental impacts of development proposals, and advise on regulatory decision-making.
  • Prepare and review permits including drafting scientifically sound and legally binding permitting conditions to regulate the environmental impact of the teams projects.
  • Lead or support stakeholder engagement through a range of written and face-to-face activities, with limited supervision.
  • Undertake miscellaneous activities, including drafting Ministerial correspondence and ad-hoc briefing material.
  • Take a leading role, undertake and contribute to quality assurance and business process improvement activities.
Skills and Experience
Applicants must have or be able to hold an active baseline clearance to be eligible for this position.
  • Ability to present complex information in a straightforward manner to different audiences, focusing on key points using unambiguous and persuasive language, in both written and oral form.
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively, establish and maintain productive working relationships to achieve individual, team and/or organisational objectives.
  • Apply analysis and reasoning to consider issues and solve problems, generate practical solutions, and seek innovative solutions.
  • Draw on experience and available information to make accurate and timely decisions and overcome challenges, using initiative to implement innovative outcomes.
  • Identify goals, objectives, methods and resources for completion of short-term organisational outputs and to plan strategically for long-term organisational aims, plan for contingencies, understand interrelationships and be alert to the broader operating environment.
  • Knowledge of environmental assessments under relevant legislation and policy documents, and experience in project management and marine science training is desirable
How to apply
If this role is of interest to you and you would like to know more then please don’t hesitate to contact Lexi Pappas lpappas@dfp.com.au 02 6162 7311

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via adjustments@dfp.com.au or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status.