Microsite – Department of Environment, Science, and Innovation – Executive Director, Environment and Conservation Policy and Legislation

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Executive Director, Environment and Conservation Policy and Legislation

As a valued employee in the Department of Environment, Science, and Innovation (DESI), you will be part of a talented and dedicated team delivering a range of services that make a real difference to the lives of Queenslanders. As a diverse organisation, the department brings together environment, heritage protection, national parks, science, and innovation functions to help achieve government objectives for a better Queensland.

Executive Director Environment and Conservation Policy and Legislation will lead projects and a change agenda to improve performance and deliver better conservation strategy outcomes for the environment.

Responsibilities of the branch include developing policy regarding the environment protection framework for resources and industry including mine rehabilitation, the government biodiversity strategy, threatened species listing and environmental offsets. A key responsibility will be the delivery of the SEQ Koala Conservation Strategy and leading the development of Queensland’s State of the Environment report.

Reporting directly to the Deputy Director General you will lead a team of up to forty working on high level of policy and strategic engagement activities.

The ideal candidates will have experience in delivering policy outcomes at a high level for State government and overseeing change agendas. Also required is the ability to engage across agencies, with the Minister and Director General’s office and with external parties such as peak bodies and community groups.

You will demonstrate outstanding judgement, a high level integrity, ethics and probity but also be agile and adaptable with strong outcomes focus, achieved through well-honed communication and negotiation skills.

This is an exciting role which covers a range of complex and diverse issues that impact the natural environment across Queensland.

Application Resources

For confidential enquiries or to discuss any adjustments or support required to fully participate in the process, please contact Celia Jones, Senior Client Partner, or Jevon Seah, Associate Client Partner on 07 3305 5800.

How to Apply

To be considered, please submit your resume and cover letter (Word format) by selecting the “apply now” function. 

Applications close: Midnight Friday, 23rd of February 2024.

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