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JOB ALERT: Technical Advisors and Unit Heads


The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the state‘s primary environmental regulator. We work to protect our community and the environment. Our vision is for New South Wales to have a healthy environment, healthy community and healthy business. We lead in protecting our air, waterways, land and the health of the community for the future. We work with communities, government and business to reduce impacts on our environment. We hold people and organisations to account through licensing, monitoring, regulation and enforcement.  

The EPA is currently offering a range of opportunities to work with highly skilled and dedicated professional staff to continue to improve the way advice on air, water and noise pollution is incorporated into the EPA’s work.  

The opportunities include team leaders, principal advisors and senior advisors and advisors across air, noise and water pollution areas. We are looking for leaders and future leaders with technical expertise in assessing and managing air, water and noise pollution matters. The roles are part of the Technical Assessments and Advice Section which works collaboratively across the EPA to provide technical advice and support services for the EPA’s regulatory and operational functions. The section:

  • provides expert advice, training and guidance on air and water quality and noise impacts for EPA operational staff to support credible regulatory decision making
  • provides advice on complex or contentious air, noise and water impact assessments, monitoring, licensing and compliance matters
  • builds and maintains comprehensive knowledge of emerging air, noise and water related issues, and the approaches being taken nationally and internationally to address them
  • develops, reforms and implements operational policy, guidance and systems that inform regulation of air, noise and water pollution  

We are looking for people who can develop innovative and imaginative solutions to complex, unusual or controversial issues and work collaboratively with the EPA’s operational officers to protect the community and environment.  

The opportunities include the following roles (with links to I Work for NSW): 

Unit Head Technical Advice - Noise (EO13)

Principal Technical Advisor - Noise (EO11)

Senior Technical Advisor – Noise (EO9)     

Unit Head Technical Advice - Water (EO13)

Principal Technical Advisor - Water (EO11)

Senior Technical Advisor - Water (EO9)

Technical Advisor – Water (EO7)   

Senior Technical Advisor - Air (EO9)

Technical Advisor – Air (EO7)  

Experience and qualifications vary with each position, but you will have a current career in air, noise, water pollution or environmental management and have experience assessing and managing the impacts of pollution on the environment and community. You will have a proven track record in working collaboratively across multidisciplinary teams to find solutions to complex environmental issues. You will bring excellent problem-solving skills and sound technical judgement. Most importantly, you will have a desire to show technical leadership in a regulatory environment by providing well-judged advice, working on innovative solutions to complex issues and developing training and operational guidance for use both across the EPA and externally.  

Applications close on 7 April 2019.  

For more details visit I Work for NSW

Get to Know AELERT


Want to know more about AELERT and what your membership can offer you? Have you got some questions you’d like to ask our Chair or panellists?  

Now is your chance with this live webinar and online chat.  

AELERT is a network of environmental regulators and law enforcers. Join this free webinar to hear our guest panel discuss what the benefits of the network are and hear them share stories from their vast experience in environmental regulation.  

Learn about challenges our panellists have faced and how AELERT was able to assist in overcoming these as well as tips for making the most of your membership. We would love to hear your AELERT stories too and any questions you may have so make sure you join in on the live chat.


Mark Gifford, AELERT Chair, Acting Chair and CEO NSW Environment Protection Authority

Germaine Larcombe, AELERT Jurisdictional Representative WA, Acting Director Regulatory Capability, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Daniel Endacott, AELERT new member WA, General Manager Environmental Compliance, Resource and Environmental Compliance Division, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Amiette Wakenshaw, AELERT Cluster member, Head EPA Training Unit, NSW Environment Protection Authority  

If you’re in Perth and would like to attend in person, email the Secretariat.  

This webinar is free to all AELERT members and anyone thinking of joining. 

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February Network News out now


The February Network News is now available online.

Hear from other members about what they are working on, read our member agency updates, relevant regulatory news stories and lots more.

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