• Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania
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Communications and Engagement Specialist (Water)

  • Pin (2)Launceston TAS, Australia
  • UnionAU$105,921 - AU$119,801 Yearly
  • Group (22) Communication

Posted : 13/05/24
Applications Close :28/05/24

About the role

As Communications and Engagement Specialist (Water), you will support the Government’s Rural Water Use Strategy and other key initiatives within the Agriculture Forestry and Water Branch by leading and developing contemporary communications and stakeholder engagement activities.

  • Enhance access to and develop clear, current, and accurate information on water management in Tasmania.
  • Foster and build strong industry partnerships across key stakeholder groups. 
  • Provide high level advice on communications strategies and stakeholder engagement to support project implementation.
  • Contribute to delivering sustainable outcomes for rural water users, rural communities, and the environment.

Our ideal candidate

  • Significant professional experience in a communications and engagement (or similar) role.
  • Relevant qualifications in communications or journalism or science/natural resource management.
  • High-level liaison, communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Proactive and collaborative.
  • Has an interest in protecting Tasmania’s most valuable resource.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary, 11% superannuation contribution and salary sacrificing options.
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave a year (including 1 week between Christmas and New Year).
  • Special staff benefits from Aurora Energy, nominated Health Funds, AVIS, and access to a syndicate of gyms and fitness centres across Tasmania.

About us

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas) is committed to our vision of “building a sustainable Tasmania” where our natural resources, cultural values and environment are recognised and used sustainably to support our future prosperity. We take pride in fostering a workplace where diversity is celebrated, inclusivity is embraced and safety is paramount. We strive to create an environment where every individual feels respected, valued and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. 

We understand that work-life balance is essential for personal and professional success. That’s why we offer flexible work options and are dedicated to making workplace adjustments that empower individuals to fully engage and excel in their roles. If you require any reasonable adjustments during your recruitment process, please let us know.

How to apply

  1. Review the Statement of Duties.
  2. Click the "Apply" button. Alternatively, you can apply via jobs.tas.gov.au.
  3. Upload your Short Form Application which is a 1-2 page covering letter outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Statement of Duties.
  4. Attach a copy of your current Resumé/CV.

Refer to the Advice to Applicants document for further information.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact Recruitment via recruitment@nre.tas.gov.au.

Closing Date

Applications close on 28 May 2024 at 11.55pm AEST.

Please contact

Amanda Locatelli
Director (Water)
Email: amanda.locatelli@nre.tas.gov.au
Phone: 0427 836 354

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