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Program Leader - Murray Darling

Department of Regional NSW - The Slopes, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

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  • Excellent opportunity to join a team focusing on sustainable management of the aquatic environment in NSW
  • Located in either Queanbeyan, Dubbo, Tamworth or Armidale (other locations by negotiation)
  • Full time opportunity offering an attractive salary from $128,089 + super

What you will be doing

You will be leading the Murray Darling team within DPI Fisheries, focusing on reducing risks to native fish and aquatic habitats. We are involved in conserving native fish populations and protecting aquatic habitats, conserving threatened species, populations and communities of fish and promoting ecologically sustainable development.

Working as a Program Leader within the Murray Darling Basin you will be:

  • Supervising up to 6 direct reports working to manage and restore aquatic habitats and recover native fish populations within the NSW Murray Darling
  • Providing specialist and strategic advice on aquatic conservation issues, policies and operational matters
  • Conducting strategic negotiations and resolving conflicts with key stakeholders
  • Ensuring programs and projects are delivered through strategic planning, analysis, project management and stakeholder engagement
  • Preparing strategic advice, research & information reports, cabinet minutes & submissions, briefing notes and correspondence
  • Conduct strategic negotiations and resolve conflicts with key stakeholders involved in the sustainable management of fisheries, water, conservation of aquatic resources and threatened species at a State and Commonwealth level.

What you need to be successful as a Program Manager:

  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in natural resource management, environmental science or public policy
  • Project management skills
  • Experience in aquatic habitat management and rehabilitation, natural resource and fisheries management
  • Extensive experience in policy development and implementation and negotiating complex outcomes working across agencies
  • Understanding of the development and implementation of planning and regulatory frameworks for natural resource management
  • Current class C NSW driver’s licence

Why work for Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW)?

Exciting career pathways and opportunities 

We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW government. 


Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people. 

Our people:

Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including - public works, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of regional NSW we invite you to become part of our story. 

Apply now:

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter telling us why you’re a great fit.

To find out more about this role, please contact Cameron Lay on [email protected] or CLICK HERE to access the role description

Applications close on Sunday, 7th March 2021

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. 

Inclusion and Flexible Working 

We strive to reflect the community we serve and encourage our people to explore new ways of working across regional NSW. We are open to arrangements that help individuals balance their work and life commitments, including working part-time or working from different locations. We embrace difference and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. 

We understand that everyone is different and you may require adjustments to apply. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss how we may be able to assist you. 

The Slopes, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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