Department of Regional NSW
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Senior Geospatial Officer

Senior Geospatial Officer

  • 500443
  • Environmental
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Science and Technology
  • Ongoing (permanent) full-time role – 35hr work week
  • Located in Regional NSW (all regional locations considered)
  • Starting salary from $99,431 to $110,064pa + Super (Clerk Grade 7/8)

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes differences in culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and disability status or other attributes. The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.

About the Role

The Senior Geospatial Officer delivers a high level of technical support and collects, maintains and delivers spatial geoscience information and data via online Departmental Information systems and web mapping software, ensuring alignment with NSW government requirements and policies on open data, interoperability and spatial management.

As a Senior Geospatial Officer, you will:

  • Provide specialist technical advice in the area of GIS, spatial data management, data standards, cartography, interoperability and web mapping, contributing to the online delivery solutions for geoscience information held by the Geoscience Branch.
  • Proactively identify business risks and opportunities to continually improve efficiency and effectiveness and provide regular reports and briefs to management including statistical data in relation to usage, issues and client dealings.
  • Maintain and update the spatial data layers generated by the activities of the Geoscience branch and those required as reference layers in the delivery systems, ensuring quality, currency and accuracy of the data and its associated metadata and its adherence to appropriate standards (eg. OGS, ANZLIC)
  • Research information and contribute to the development of policies and procedures for managing flow within the agency and for delivery to external agencies or users as well as employ regular monitoring and evaluation of the data quality and systems, in order to identify potential problems or errors for follow-up or correction.
  • Establish and maintain communication channels with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure the continuous improvement of the delivery processes for geoscience information and corporate content of the highest integrity.

What We Can Offer You

  • A substantially better work life balance in NSW Government (work from home options, flex leave, generous leave entitlements)
  • Fixed location of your choice (in Regional NSW) – you won’t be required to move around a lot.
  • Meaningful and rewarding work contributing to building resilient regional economies and communities.

About You

You will have highly developed skills in GIS and spatial data management technology including open source technologies. Experience is required in ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Desktop, FME Server, FME Desktop and GeoServer.

You will have experience in the automation of processes, through scripting or batch job creation as well as the visualisation and presentation of spatial information including understanding of map projections and reference systems.

In addition to relevant experience, you will hold tertiary qualifications in Spatial Sciences, GIS, Cartography, Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent experience.

Compliance with pre-employment probity screening is mandatory and a condition of engagement.

About Us

Mining, Exploration and Geoscience (MEG) is a part of Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW), and sets strategic policy for the state’s mineral and energy resources, gathers, analyses and disseminates geoscientific information, and assesses and determines applications for mineral and petroleum titles for exploration activities and extractive uses.

At MEG we understand that work can be one of the biggest parts of people’s lives and we are building a team that has inclusion and passion at the heart of everything we do ensuring DRNSW’s values, social initiatives and culture resonate with our evolution and constant growth.

Apply now:

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter telling us why you’re a great fit.

To find out more about this role, please contact Eddie Basile at or view the full role description.

Applications close: Thursday, 18 August 2022 at 11:55pm.

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

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