Environmental Assessment Officer



The Organisation & the Team

The Department of the Environment & Energy designs and implements Australian Government policy and programs to protect and conserve the environment, water and heritage, promote climate action, and provide adequate, reliable and affordable energy. A unique opportunity exists to join the Supervising Scientist Branch in Darwin.  The role sits within the Supervision and Monitoring team, and will be responsible for the oversight and management of our integral water quality monitoring program. This innovative program is designed to continuously monitor water quality in the waterways surrounding the Ranger uranium mine, and through integration with accompanying biological and radiological monitoring, helps to ensure the ongoing protection of Kakadu National Park.

The Role & Duties

In addition to environmental monitoring, this role will support the diverse range of other activities undertaken by the Supervision and Monitoring team, which includes oversight of the regulation of uranium mining in the NT, ongoing assessment of environmental applications related to operational water management and site rehabilitation, environmental incident investigations, science communication and community engagement.

The Opportunity

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a unique skillset related to uranium mining and environment protection, and will be able to explore and harness opportunities within our diverse team by working collaboratively with our environmental research institute and various other teams in the Department.

The Ideal Candidates Skills & Experience

This role will suit someone with experience in environmental monitoring and management programs in the mining context, and is ideal for someone who is:

  • seeking to be part of a productive and professional, yet relaxed, team,
  • naturally inquisitive and a critical thinker,
  • organised, structured and motivated by technical challenges,
  • a quick learner and has a high attention to detail.


  • Qualifications and/or experience in an environmental science, hydrogeology, environmental chemistry or environmental focused mining role. Mining or industry experience desirable.
  • To be eligible for any position in the Department you must be an Australian Citizen.
  • You must undergo and satisfy a National Police History Check.
  • Must have a C-class drivers licence.


The Department offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position. For further details, refer to the Enterprise Agreement at http://www.environment.gov.au/about-us/employment/enterprise-agreement-2016-2019

How to apply

To obtain more information about the position please contact Amie Leggett on 08 89201 1363 or [email protected]

Applications close: 11pm (AEDT) on Sunday 1 March 2020.

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment values social and cultural diversity and is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and the provision of a safe and healthy work environment.

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