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Senior Spatial Services Officer

Senior Spatial Services Officer

  • 502345
  • Environmental
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Science and Technology
  • Ongoing (permanent) full-time role
  • Location: Willing to consider candidates across all NSW locations. Preference will be given to candidates based regionally, with a focus on Queanbeyan, Armidale, Dubbo and Coffs Harbour. 
  • Starting salary from $101,947.00pa to $112,849.00pa + Super
  • We offer flexible working arrangements and a 35-hour standard week, hybrid working model combining working from home and office attendance

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 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.

Our vision is to make New South Wales the preferred investment destination for safe and sustainable exploration and mining. We are guided by our core values of supportive, inclusive, transparent, empowered and accountable. 

About the role

The Senior Spatial Services Officer delivers technical support including the collection, maintenance and delivery of spatial information within a team that provides spatial assessments and drafting support to ensure valid mining and exploration titles are granted and renewed within NSW in accordance with required performance standards.

The role also has a focus on survey drafting, cartography, surveying and computer graphics services.

As the Senior Spatial Services Officer, some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide analysis, assessment and recording of information for spatial issues, conflicts and compliance with relevant legislation, including providing advice on lands which may be granted under the current mining legislation, to ensure appropriate determination of mining and exploration title applications in NSW within required timeframes and KPIs.
  • Provide specialist technical advice in the area of GIS and ESRI suite of software, spatial data management, data standards, cartography, interoperability and web mapping.
  • Ensure the integrity and currency of Department databases by validating data input.
  • Ensure valid mining leases are granted by examining, under delegation from the Surveyor General, plans of survey for compliance with the instructions and the Surveying and Spatial Information Regulation 2017 and for inclusion in the State Survey Control network.

Our ideal candidate

The role will draw upon your exceptional ability to contribute to the accuracy and integrity of spatial records, and compliance with relevant legislation. You have a proven track records of using your initiative and judgement when providing accurate and  detailed information, providing sound technical advice, and producing special maps for stakeholders.

You thrive in an environment where you are faced with competing priorities, complex issues and short time frames to deliver high quality and timely service and advice to internal and external clients within set deadlines and statutory frameworks.

Essential requirements

  • Tertiary qualification in Land/Geographic Information Systems, Cartography, Surveying or Survey Drafting or equivalent experience with relational databases, digital mapping systems (GIS/LIS), digital image storage and records management systems.
  • Compliance with pre-employment probity screening is mandatory and a condition of engagement

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 Wayne McDonald on wayne.mcdonald@regional.nsw.gov.au or view the role description

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

Applications close on Sunday, 29 January 2023 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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