First listed on: 17 March 2023

Senior Administrative Officer 1 - Remuneration Package $143,355 - $159,963 (including salary $123,559 - $138,034)
Water Planning Branch, Water Resources Division
Palmerston, Northern Territory
Ongoing Full time vacancy

  • Great career opportunity in Water Planning
  • Promote and guide sustainable economic development
  • Enjoy a laidback lifestyle and explore the Top Ends natural treasures

Lead the team protecting and preserving the Northern Territory’s precious water resources.

The Department of Environment Parks and Water Planning Branch is responsible for developing Water Allocation Plans to manage the long term development of water resources in the Northern Territory in consultation with Stakeholders.

As a Senior Water Planner you provide expert advice and direction to ensure the sustainable use of the Territory’s water resources in accordance with the Water Act 1992; develop, review and implement water allocation plans and apply advanced analytical skills balancing the retention of water to maintain and preserve environmental and cultural values. Well-developed cultural thinking and effective communication skills are essential to support the delivery of the National Water Initiative and the implementation of water engagement activities.

To be successful, you require extensive experience in the management and delivery of natural resources planning; ability to analyse complex hydrological and hydrogeological data and information, and a working knowledge of the National Water Initiative and industry best practice. Strong organisational skills and a proven ability to effectively plan, work independently and deliver to statutory timeframes is essential.

In return you will be rewarded with a competitive salary package inclusive of 10.5% superannuation, 6 weeks recreational and 3 weeks personal leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, negotiable flexible work arrangements, assistance with relocation costs, and an opportunity to experience the uniqueness of living in the Northern Territory.

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For further information about this vacancy please contact Amy Dysart on 08 8924 4135 or email

Quote vacancy number: 50230043
Closing date: 12/04/2023

Applications should consist of a one page summary sheet, resume / CV and copies of relevant qualifications.

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