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Office of Environment & Heritage NSW

Job Title: Principal Economist
Job Grade / Classification: Environment Officer Class 12
Employment Type: 2 Full Time, Ongoing roles
Location: Sydney City. This role will be based in the Parramatta office from the end of 2019.


Agency overview
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) aims to enrich life in NSW by helping the community to conserve and enjoy our environment and heritage. For more information go to www.environment.nsw.gov.au.


About the Role
The Principal Economist provides expert advice on strategic, economic and policy issues facing the broad environmental sector to resolve challenges, capitalise on opportunities, and support sound policy and strategy decisions. The role is also responsible for conducting economic evaluations, impact analysis and related research to support policy proposals, priority projects and Government initiatives.


Key accountabilities
Develop strategies to optimise the benefits to society from sound environmental policies and programs and support the agency in meeting policy and strategy commitments and initiatives.
Provide leadership in undertaking and conducting investment appraisals, applied economic research, and recommending solutions consistent with best practice research techniques and insights from national and international sources.
Provide strategic, evidence based and timely advice through the preparation of policy briefings and on key issues facing the broad environmental sector.
Coordinate and facilitate the identification, adoption and maintenance of best practice economic appraisal approached and methodologies.
Analyse, develop, improve and evaluate policies and strategies to deliver OEH and sector priorities.
Engage and consult with internal and external stakeholders on policy and strategy issues to identify and develop solutions and make recommendations that support sound decisions.
Lead projects including external consultants to ensure project outcomes are achieved on time, on budget, to agreed standards and within scope.


Essential requirements
Tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent experience in economic, econometric or related disciplines. Satisfactory National Criminal Record Check Clearance.


Our commitment to diversity and flexibility
At the Planning and Environment Cluster, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to the success of our business and are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the communities of NSW.


We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.


Good to know
A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from DPE and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period.


To Apply
Complete all the questions in the online application. Three of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000-character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter


Q1. Please describe your experience in project managing cost-benefit analyses and/or other economic assessments, and how you used this information to provide effective policy and strategy advice on a range of complex issues.


Q2. Please share your experience in market design and/or regulation, developing and implementing strategies to address market failure to balance stakeholder needs with risk management, legal and financial obligations.


Q3. Please provide an example where you have applied econometric/statistical analyses to environmental (or other public policy) issues to improve the economic basis of policy advice and organisational decision-making.


The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)


Applications Close: Sunday 13 January 2019 at 11:59pm.


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02/01/2019 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs Sydney Australia 1 Government & Defence
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