Senior Environmental Officer & Principal Environmental Officer


Multiple Opportunities Available

Enjoy real work life balance while progressing your career in these WA (Joondalup) based roles!

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation has recently located to new modern urban premises in the growing City of Joondalup, 20 minutes north of the Perth CBD. The City of Joondalup offers stunning coastline, natural bushland reserves and lakes and a wide range of vibrant parks with direct train access from the Perth CBD.

Relocation assistance may be provided for successful interstate candidates.


The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) is a dynamic agency and is committed to supporting Western Australia’s community, economy and environment by managing and regulating the state’s environment and water resources.

We are looking for suitably qualified and experienced Senior Environmental Officers & Principal Environmental Officers to fill some immediate and future vacancies based in our new head office in Joondalup. We have a range of permanent positions and fixed term opportunities with options for extension and/or permanency.

The ideal candidate will possess considerable experience in environmental impact assessments or a science based related field including mining, infrastructure, industrial development, local Government or environmental academia. Experience mentoring, coaching and leading teams, and negotiation skills will be highly regarded.

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In a commitment to attracting and retaining a culturally diverse workforce, we strongly encourage indigenous Australians, women, youth, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities to apply.


The Department is a dynamic agency supporting a healthy environment and secure water resources for a liveable and prosperous Western Australia.

The Department is responsible for all environmental and water regulation, creating a ‘one stop shop’ for industry and developers and a greater opportunity for streamlining and simplifying regulation.

In providing a working environment that promotes and supports professional development, work/life balance and wellness for all its employees, the department offers:

  • Competitive salary plus 9.5% employer superannuation contribution and access to salary packaging options;
  • Generous working conditions under the Public Service Award;
  • Flexible working arrangements;
  • Opportunity to be involved with exciting, interesting and meaningful work;
  • Access to an assortment of personal and professional development and training opportunities;
  • Leading wellness program promoting a healthy work / life balance with funded flu vaccinations and employee assistance programs to name but a few; and
  • An energetic social club offering networking opportunities and a strong social environment.

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Applicants are required to submit a statement of no more than 1 page demonstrating:

  • Your technical and scientific skill, knowledge and experience associated with the science of Environmental Impact Assessment and the application of science to the assessment of development proposals.
  • How you have solved a complex problem and achieved a positive outcome for the stakeholders involved consistent with corporate direction.
  • How you have incorporated your core values into mentoring (SCL3), management and leadership (SCL4) of others.

Please refer to the Role Statement and Job requirements when preparing your statement.

Applicants are also required to submit the below to be considered for the position:

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • A copy of your University qualifications and academic transcript;
  • Proof of entitlement to work in Australia;
  • Any other supporting documentation, as specified in the Role Statement.

When applying for a multi-level pool applicants must clearly identify the appropriate level(s) in the written statement.


Opportunities may be part or full time on a permanent or fixed term basis. The pool remains valid for a period of twelve (12) months. Please note that successful applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies that arise within the DWER for the duration of the pool.

For further information about the position, please contact Leanne Thompson on (08) 6364 6537 (not to be contacted for Applicant Information Packs or assistance with lodging your application).


Please refer to the Applicant Information Pack and Role Statement for full position details as these documents will assist you with the preparation of your application.

Applicants are requested to apply online by clicking the 'apply for this job' button below.

When you are ready to lodge your application, please check to ensure that you have met the above requirements and completed and attached the application form.

Please ensure you have plenty of time to submit your application to allow for unanticipated problems, as late and pro-forma applications will not be accepted.

If you have any access needs that may require reasonable adjustments to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, please get in touch with the contact below. If you are an Aboriginal person who would like assistance with your application, you can contact the Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia, and proof of entitlement to work is required as part of your application.

If you experience difficulties lodging your application online, please contact [email protected] prior to the closing date. This email account is not to be used for the submission of applications.

CLOSING DATE: 11.45 PM, 24 June 2019

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