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Department of Planning & Environment


Job Title: Manager, GIS and Graphic Design

Job Grade / Classification: Clerk 11/12

Location: Sydney


  • Do you enjoy finding insights from data?

  • Do you have a passion for maps?

  • Is design and making information look good important to you?

  • Are you skilful in communicating your message?


The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. 


The Department's vision - Planning for growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment-provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment


About the role:

We are looking for a high performer to join the Economics, Population and Land-use Analytics (EPLA) branch. EPLA provides influential, trusted and relevant data, analysis and insights to enable evidence-based planning for the benefit of NSW.

The Manager, GIS and Graphic Design will lead a team drive the delivery of high quality maps, reports and graphic elements relating to key planning activities across DPE, and provide a single point of contact for all requests. The Manager, GIS and Graphic Design will manage the business relationships between EPLA and users of these products, and will ensure that decision-making is underpinned with a reliable, trusted, portfolio of evidence-based GIS and Graphic Design products.


To be successful in this role:

  • You'll be an experienced manager who understands the challenges of building a new team

  • You'll have high level written and oral communication skills

  • You have experience using data to evaluate strategic decisions and make recommendations to solve real world problems

  • You'll have a passion for problem solving and working with others to solve challenges


Essential Requirements/Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent experience in GIS  and/Graphic Design


Please click below to view the Role Description:


Link: Manager GIS and Graphic Design


Role status: This constitutes ongoing employment under section 43 (1)(a) of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013.


Eligibility: To be eligible to apply for ongoing employment within the Department of Planning & Environment, candidates must be an Australian citizen or have the status of permanent residence in Australia.


Department of Planning and Environment promotes a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions of all people. We encourage people with a disability, Aboriginal Australians, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job.


Requests for flexible working arrangements, such as part-time work, flexible hours, or other arrangements that can help staff to balance their work and non-work commitments and interests are encouraged and will be considered.


How to apply: Please apply online and submit your current resume (maximum 5 pages) and a covering letter addressing the following two questions (maximum 2 pages):


1. Describe the most effective techniques you have used to encourage team members to contribute their talents to the team functions or goals. What did you do? What was the result?

2. Describe a situation in which you negotiated with customers, vendors or suppliers to obtain a good outcome for the organisation. What was the outcome?


Applications must be lodged electronically via http://www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/ website.


For further information contact Dr Kate Harrington on (02) 9274 6400.


Closing Date: 11.59pm Monday 2 October 2017


Should you encounter any issues submitting your application online, please contact JobsNSW helpdesk on 1800 562 679.


Date Posted
Executive & Strategic Management
Sydney, NSW 2000
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent
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