Senior Policy & Principal Policy Offer Carbon Farming, WA Dept of Water and Environmental Regulation – Perth

Published 06:36 on June 13, 2022  /  Last updated at 06:36 on June 13, 2022  /  Job Postings  /  No Comments

These are fixed term full time opportunities until 30 June 2026 with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

Do you want to help shape Western Australia’s transition to net zero emissions and a prosperous low-carbon future?

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) leads the Government’s response to climate change and is committed to ensuring Western Australia’s resources and environment are healthy and able to support a strong economy and thriving communities, now and into the future. DWER is responsible for environmental and water regulation, creating a ‘one stop shop’ for industry and developers and providing greater opportunities for streamlining and simplifying regulation.

Our values-based culture reflects who we are and how we go about business.

The Opportunity:

These are fixed term full time opportunities until 30 June 2026 with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.

The Senior Policy and Principal Policy Officer positions support the development of Western Australia’s sectoral emissions reduction strategies through evaluation and high level advice on key land sector matters for the low carbon transition including carbon farming, national and international carbon offset markets, carbon farming methods and offset integrity.

Working collaboratively with stakeholders including Government departments, technical experts and peak industry bodies, these roles will inform and deliver advice to Government on opportunities and frameworks to optimise the State’s significant land mass to transition to net zero emissions, and deliver environmental and social co-benefits.

As a department we recognise that flexible working arrangements support effective work-life balance, empowers our people and increases team productivity. We are committed to creating an equitable and diverse workforce that promotes an inclusive and supportive workplace environment. We value the unique diversity of experience that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, women and youth bring to our workforce.

For further information about the opportunity we encourage you to contact Lisa Harry on (08) 6364 6953 during business hours.

How to apply

If you believe you have what it takes to succeed in this opportunity, please apply online by clicking the ‘Apply for Job’ button on this website and provide the following in Word or PDF format:

• A comprehensive CV that details your experience relevant to this opportunity;
• A two (2) page summary outlining the key responsibilities and achievements you have had during your career in context of the work related requirements.
• Two (2) referees (one preferred to be a current supervisor or recent manager)

Please indicate which level you are applying for and ensure your response addresses the work related requirements of the relevant position description. It is possible the panel may assess you as suitable for your level of choice or another as evidenced in your response.
To be eligible for appointment, applicants must have documentary evidence of entitlement to live and work in Australia for the duration of the employment opportunity.

Applicants are advised of the mandatory vaccination policy for a majority of occupations and workforces in WA. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces ( Where this policy applies to an offer of employment resulting from this recruitment process, prospective appointees will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

For technical difficulties while applying online or information about the application process, please contact us for assistance on (08) 6364 6488 or at – email address not to be used for submission of applications.

Access Needs

We use the National Relay Service (NRS) to ensure we are accessible to people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment. NRS can help you connect with us on:

• TTY/voice calls – 133 677
• Speak & Listen – 1300 555 727
• SMS relay – 0423 677 767

If you have any access needs that may require adjustment to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, including alternate methods of communication, or to request a document in an alternative format please contact us at or on (08) 6364 6488.

This process may be used to fill similar vacancies that may arise within DWER and across the WA public sector over the next twelve (12) months. Vacancies may be full-time or part-time, permanent or fixed term with possibility of extension or permanency in a variety of metropolitan and regional locations.

Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy may be considered for subsequent vacancies in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of Commissioner’s Instruction 2: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.

CLOSING DATE: 4pm Wednesday, 15 June 2022 (Australia Western Standard Time)

Applications that are in progress or submitted after the closing time will not be accepted.