Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Do you want your work to make a difference for NSW?

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.


  • Support fair and equitable water usage and management for NSW
  • Full time ongoing opportunity
  • Various regional NSW locations to include Dubbo, Tamworth, Albury or Deniliquin
  • Clerk Grade 5/6 with salary from $87,493.00 + super


The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is currently seeking 5 x Senior Field Officers to undertake field property inspections and other compliance activities to support the achievement of regulatory objectives with the Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR). The Routine Monitoring program is designed to support landholders in understanding their obligations and to build our understanding of voluntary compliance rates and behaviours.

About You

As a Senior Field Officer, you will meet landholders, provide education materials and conduct inspections against set criteria. You will conduct compliance activities in an effective, efficient and impartial manner, given the high volume and sensitive regulatory nature of the work. You will communicate effectively with landholders, ensuring the likelihood of compliance with water regulation.

Undertaking field work often in remote and rural parts of our beautiful state, you will thrive in a fast paced and high-volume role, honing your skills in interpreting and ensuring the correct application of legislation, policies and procedures. You will also effectively train new team members to achieve both quality and output measures, as well as assist with the updating and monitoring of internal systems to ensure operational functionality.

Essential Requirements

  • Appointment is subject to the satisfactory participation in mandatory pre-employment probity screening
  • Commitment and willingness to undertake high levels of travel to remote areas and safely undertake field work requirements of the role.
  • Current NSW Driver Licence


For more information read the full Role Description: Senior Field Officer

For more information hit Apply to visit the iworkfor.nsw.gov.au website.


About Us

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment’s (DPIE) vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

The Natural Resources Access Regulator (NRAR) Act 2017 enacted by the NSW Parliament in November 2017 provides for the establishment of a new independent water regulator in NSW focused on establishing best practice water regulation underpinned by ethics, good governance and stakeholder engagement to deliver effective and reliable water regulation for the people of NSW.

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPIE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all.


To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role.


Applications close Sunday 24 October 2021 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Sarah Walsh via sarah.walsh@nrar.nsw.gov.au  or on 0437 712 202.

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • provide alternative formats to apply
  • make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks


We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on Diversity@DPIE.nsw.gov.au  (please include reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/our-mob-on-country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.

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