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.

  • Utilise your environmental assessment knowledge and land management skills in a dynamic role that contributes to achieving government priorities in the management of Crown land
  • 2x Permanent full-time opportunities, one located in Orange and the other in Dubbo, with flexible working arrangements
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $87,493 – $96,540 plus super and annual leave loading


Our Housing and Property Group is currently seeking to appoint two Senior Natural Resource Management Officers to undertake a range of support activities relating to the environmental, planning, natural resource and land management of Crown land. One role will support in the Orange region and the other in Dubbo. In these roles, you will liaise with government agencies, Crown Land Managers and private landholders to prepare and implement land management projects and bushfire management plans as well as monitoring activities on Crown land.  You will prepare a range of environmental assessments as well as review and assess development proposals.

About You

You will have a technical mindset, with solid interpretation of spatial data and experience in natural resource assessments. Generating reports and recommendations, you will have strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to deliver outcomes on conflicting priorities within a high-volume workload. Experience using Guardian and Arcmap – or other similar complex programs is highly regarded however not essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to utilise their environmental assessment knowledge and facilitate the timely delivery of Crown Lands outcomes. We also offer career development and advancement opportunities.


Essential Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in an environmental science, natural resources, planning or other relevant field and/or equivalent level of knowledge and experience
  • Current NSW Driver Licence and willingness to travel as some field work is involved in this role


For more information read the full Role Description: Senior Natural Resource Management Officer


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.

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.


The Housing and Property Group within Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) oversees the management of state government assets, including the management of Crown land, the NSW Government’s social housing portfolio and oversight of strategic use and disposal of government owned land.


The Group also includes the Aboriginal Housing Office, the Valuer General and the Land and Housing Corporation. The Group leverages public and private sector expertise to improve place-based outcomes, providing greater access and choice of housing through initiatives such as an end-to-end housing strategy, and improving outcomes for Aboriginal communities to maximise community benefit from government owned land and property.


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 24th October 2021 at 11:55PM.


– For more information about the role based in Orange, please contact Daryl Lawrence via daryl.lawrence@crownland.nsw.gov.au

– For more information about the role based in Dubbo, please reach out to Jacky Wiblin via jacky.wiblin@crownland.nsw.gov.au

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 to see the work we do and get assistance in applying: https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/our-mob-on-country

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