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Coordinator Governance and Policy
Department for Environment and Water
Job reference: 426148
Location: 5000 - ADELAIDE
Job status: Short Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

About the role:

The Coordinator, Governance and Policy is responsible for coordinating the delivery of the Department’s governance responsibilities under the
Native Vegetation Act (SA) 1991 and Native Vegetation Regulations (SA) 2017.

As part of this role the incumbent is responsible for:

  • Overseeing and managing the governance requirements of the Native Vegetation Act (SA) 1991 and regulations by providing specialist governance and policy advice to the Native Vegetation Council and its committee.
  • Providing a high level secretariat for the Native Vegetation Council and its committee.
  • Managing the Department’s responsibilities relating to delegations under the Native Vegetation Act (SA) 1991 by ensuring compliance with the relevant delegations.
  • Drafting briefings and making recommendations for the Minister, Native Vegetation Council and its committees relating to the Departments legislative obligations under the Native Vegetation Act (SA) 1991 and associated regulations.
  • Developing and maintaining publications, guidelines, templates and website content to support the operation of the Native Vegetation Act (SA) 1991 and regulations.
  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships with a diverse range stakeholders to ensure the effectiveness of the delivery of the Native Vegetation Act (SA) 1991 and regulations.
  • Specialist legislative and policy advice to inform decision making by Government, the Native Vegetation Council and its committees, DEW regional staff and key stakeholders regarding the Act and regulations.
  • Supporting the Manager, Native Vegetation, in providing governance and policy support to assist the delivery of native vegetation programs and initiatives.

To be successful in this position you must have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of legislation and policy governing Native Vegetation, South Australian Planning and Development processes and experience in providing professional secretariat support to a statutory Board and/or Committee is desirable.

Special Conditions:

  • Current class “C” driver’s licence and willingness to drive desirable.
  • Some Inter and intrastate and remote area travel is required.
  • May be required to participate in fire management or associated duties.
  • May be required to work outside of the normal hours of work.
  • This role has been designated as a Position of Trust pursuant to the standards required in the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework. By applying for this role you consent to being screened under the process of obtaining a National Police Clearance (NPC), and to the Department requiring you to obtain an NPC.


  • Qualifications in environmental science, natural resources management or equivalent are desirable.

This is a part-time position which will be offered at 0.5TFE (18.75 hours per week) up to 8 October 2021.

ASO6 - $92,784 min - $98,143 max per annum pro rata.


Fiona Galbraith, Coordinator Governance and Policy
08 8207 7739

Application Instructions:

Applications are to be submitted online through I WORK FOR SA.
Applicants are to submit an employment declaration, CV and letter of application (max 3 pages) addressing the Technical, Professional/Knowledge and Experience (including qualifications) as outlined in the Role Description.

Applications close: 04/03/2021 11:00 PM

- Applicant Guidelines 2020.pdf
- Role Description - ASO6 Coordinator Governance and Policy FINAL.pdf
- employment declaration.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.