First listed on: 15 March 2023

Water Sensitive City Officer


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work.  Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

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Job Description

As Council's Water Sensitive City Officer you will work on the finalisation and delivery of Council's first Integrated Water Management Plan, build organisational capacity around Water Sensitive Urban Design and Integrated Water Management and contribute to cross-organisational networks, as well as collaborate with others across Council to deliver key capital works projects.

You will also:

  • Facilitate the delivery of Council’s integrated water management strategic objectives and actions as outlined in the Sustainable Environment Strategy 2018-2023 and Council’s climate emergency response.
  • Lead collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure the City of Stonnington becomes a water sensitive city.
  • Facilitate support and guidance on integrated water management and water sensitive urban design to internal teams.
  • Contribute to the planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting of environmental projects and programs related to our City’s Sustainable Environment and climate emergency response.

This is a permanent full time position with a salary range of $92,922 - $100,635 per annum + 10.5 % superannuation and an accrued day off each month.

This is a hybrid role which means you can work both from home and within the office. You are based within our bright, modern and sustainable Tooronga Depot office which is located next to Tooronga Train station and walking distance to Tooronga Village Shopping Centre. As a permanent employee you also get access to our wellbeing program, employee assistance counselling program and receive 17.5% additional pay when on annual leave.

As a permanent employee you also get access to our wellbeing program, employee assistance counselling program and receive 17.5% additional pay when on annual leave.

Desired Skills and Experience

To succeed in this position you will need:

  • Excellent collaboration skills and experience working with multidisciplinary teams to facilitate successful cross-organisational and multi-organisational projects.
  • Effective relationship building strategies for gaining buy-in and support from key stakeholders to deliver successful outcomes.
  • Experience in developing strategic plans and projects that support water sensitive city objectives.
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of integrated water management in an urban environment.
  • Qualifications in sustainability, environmental management, natural resource management, landscape design, engineering, planning or related discipline and/or demonstrated practical experience in these areas.

Work for Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.  


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Alice Trumble- Coordinator Sustainable Environment at

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

In line with the Chief Health Officers COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Direction, all persons engaged at City of Stonnington, regardless of their role, will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Successful candidates will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.

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