GIS & Technical Support Officer


Job Title: GIS & Technical Support Officer
Job Grade / Classification: Environment Officer Class 7
Employment Type: Full Time, Temporary (until December 2019)
Location: Choice of location, Sydney, Queanbeyan, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Port Macquarie

  • Contribute to the development and management of environmental data and data management systems across EPA and NSW government agencies
  • Work closely with policy, operational staff and stakeholders to provide GIS and technical support, training and data solutions.
  • Ability to work in both forest and office environments.

Agency overview

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the state‘s primary environmental regulator. We work to protect our community and the environment as a leader, partner and protector. Our vision is for New South Wales to have a healthy environment, healthy community and healthy business. We believe healthy ecosystems are the foundation for healthy communities, a healthy economy and for enhancing Iiveability.

We lead in protecting our air, waterways, land and the health of the community for the future. We work with communities, government and business to reduce our impact on the environment. We hold people and organisations to account through licensing, monitoring, regulation and enforcement.

Primary purpose of the role

Provide technical support for the Unit’s GIS data, mapping, database and software needs ensuring there is an effective spatial/GIS data base and appropriate systems to store, analyse and manage those data. Provide effective and efficient support for project and policy users both internal and external to EPA in terms of appropriate GIS techniques, data and map production.

Essential requirements:

Extensive experience with both raster and vector based geographical information systems including ARC/INFO, ArcView, ArcMap, and experience in the use and management of environmental and natural resources databases.

Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application:

Job Notes:

Ideally the successful candidate must have good communication skills, and be able to provide support and advice to non-technical and regionally based officers.

A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12 month period.

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility:

At the Planning and Environment Cluster, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to the success of our business and are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the communities of NSW.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

To Apply:

Complete all the questions in the online application.

Please provide a two page cover letter. Using examples explain how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)

Applications Close: Wednesday 19 December 2018 at 11.59pm.

Should you require further information about the role please contact; Jacquelyn Miles (02) 9995 6701.     If you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process please contact Ashlee Chuter  (02) 9585 6105.

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