Permanent
Sydney
Close Date: 22/04/2018
REF: DPEaco0418
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All Permanent Opportunities

Director Assessments Coordination and Oversight

Permanent
Sydney
Close Date: 22/04/2018
REF: DPEaco0418
Apply now All Permanent Opportunities
  • Dynamic strategic leadership role
  • Coordination of best practice and quality assessment matters
  • Senior Executive Band 1

The Organisation

Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. The Department is going through an exciting period of organisational and operational change.

The Department’s vision – Planning for growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment – provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment.

The Department’s two related agencies – the Office of Environment & Heritage and the Office of Local Government – support the conservation and protection of the environment and an effective local government sector in NSW. Several other entities associated with the Department include the Environment Protection Authority, statutory trusts responsible for zoos, parks and gardens, independent assessment and planning bodies, and development corporations.

The Position

Primary purpose of the role

The Director Assessment Coordination and Oversight provides leadership to teams supporting the DPE-led whole-of-government assessment of State significant development proposals, with a focus on agency coordination that improves the quality of advice informing assessments and supports early resolution of difficult assessment matters; and continual improvement and reporting that improves assessment practice, supports higher quality assessments and improves trust in assessments.

The role requires a results-driven outstanding leader who can guide multi-disciplined teams. Highly effective communication skills and problem-solving abilities are key to the customer-centric focus of delivering and supporting the DPE teams and Government stakeholders. The ability to define and execute strategy and operational tactics, manage agency coordination, performance reporting and oversight programs, is also critical to the success of this role.

Essential Requirements

  • Degree qualification in a relevant discipline and/or equivalent demonstrated experience.
  • Extensive experience in land-use planning and natural resource management; and government regulatory program and project management and direction

Commitment to diversity

The Department of Planning and Environment values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with disability.

Role status

This constitutes ongoing employment under section 34 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013, and the role is based in Sydney.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for ongoing employment within the NSW Department of Planning & Environment, candidates must be an Australian citizen or have the status of permanent residence in Australia.

To apply – For a confidential discussion about this role or to obtain a position description, please call Deborah Komesaroff of Fisher Leadership on +61 1300 347 347 or to apply, please email your application to nswdpe@fisherleadership.com quoting the reference DPEaco0418. 

The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. Refer to the position description for details about the key accountabilities, capabilities and the associated behaviour indicators. The position description also lists the essential role requirements.

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