•    Join a world class organisation and make a difference to the environment •    Contribute to the delivery of policy and reform programs that will shape the future protection of the environment and human health and drive NSW to more sustainable future •    Be part of an inclusive, dynamic and vibrant team culture •    Remunerations starting from $80,771 plus superannuation •    Multiple roles available including ongoing, temporary and talent pool opportunities   The Opportunity  We have an ongoing opportunity available for an Assistant Policy Officer, based in our Parramatta offices.  You will assist in the development and implementation of policy solutions that ensure environment protection policies, legislation and regulatory frameworks are agile to emerging issues and incentivise environmentally sustainable practices in NSW.   We are seeking strategic, creative and curious minds to join our Policy, Initiatives and Advice Division to support the delivery of major reforms and initiatives for waste, air, water, chemicals, native forestry, contamination and environmental regulation more generally.   You will get to work within a small team to contribute to undertake policy analysis, support policy design and contribute to EPA and Government policy initiatives and commitments. You will get to collaboratively work with a team on delivering time critical strategic and innovative solutions. This will include preparing briefings and advice in response to Ministerial and Executive requests, reviewing and analysing policy and legislative reforms and undertaking assigned project work to facilitate on project outcomes.    For more information about this exciting opportunity, click here to view the role description.    About you  You are a proactive and results driven professional, with the ability to understand and interpret legislation and some experience in contributing to policy development, implementation and review.   To be successful, you need to be a strategic thinker, with some policy experience on either cabinet processes, law reform, policy analysis and problem solving and working in a high-volume fast-paced environment. Additionally, this role will see you interacting within a fast-paced team, so you must have strong written skills, with an ability to write clearly and succinctly for a variety of purposes and audiences, and strong interpersonal skills with experience working collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders.   You will also have effective organisational and time management skills, including the ability to work with limited supervision as part of a small team.   About us The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the state‘s primary environmental regulator. We work to protect our community and the environment as a leader, partner and protector. Our vision is for New South Wales to have a healthy environment, healthy community and healthy business. We believe healthy ecosystems are the foundation for healthy communities, a healthy economy and for enhancing Iiveability.   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 our impact on the environment. We hold people and organisations to account through licensing, monitoring, regulation and enforcement.   Why work for us?   We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you?join the?NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW government.?    We provide a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people.   To apply, please submit an updated CV and Cover Letter outlining your relevant experience and capabilities.    For further information, please contact Jackie Miles, at Jacquelyn.milesepa.nsw.gov.au or (02) 9995 6701.    Applications close on: 11.59pm Sunday 7th February 2021.   Our commitment to flexible working  The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working – including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.   ? Our commitment to Diversity  The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.    Additional Information 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.  If you are deemed as a recommended candidate following your interview, we will be inviting you to complete various background checks as part of our recruitment process before a final decision is made on the outcome of your application. Our background checks may include, but are not limited to Reference Checks, National Police Checks, Working with Children and Medical Checks. The background checks will vary depending on the requirements of the role you have applied for and the work and environments you will be working across. Responsibilities Please refer to the role description.