Director Geoscience Information

Organisation/Entity: Regions, Industry & Agriculture
Job Category: Planning | Geographic Information Systems (Gis)
Job Location: Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Newcastle, Hunter & Region
Job Reference Number: 00007SJ4
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: PSSE Band 1
Contact: - Chris Yeats
Closing Date: 05/07/2020 - 11:59 PM

Mining, Exploration and Geoscience within Regional NSW has an exciting opportunity for an experienced geoscience information professional

  • Ongoing Full-Time role located in Maitland (flexible working available by negotiation)
  • Generous remuneration package for the successful applicant
  • Work and live close to home and family
  • Manage the Geological Survey of NSW (GSNSW) digital and physical collections, which date back to 1875

A highly autonomous role that drives the Geoscience Information arm of the Geological Survey of NSW. A great opportunity to shape the future of digital data management and delivery by the GSNSW and have a lasting impact on geoscience in NSW.

The Department of Regional NSW has a current vacancy for a Director Geoscience Information. This role performs a critical function within GSNSW to support the delivery of geoscientific data to the global resource industry, other government agencies and the general public. This information is used to support exploration and mining, underpin strategic land use planning and natural resource management, and raise community awareness of the value and benefits of the NSW mineral and petroleum industries, in order to drive the broader organisational objective to make Regional NSW a preferred investment destination for exploration and mining.

As the Director Geoscience Information you will lead a highly skilled team within a specialised environment to deliver high quality products, publications, information packages and promotional products. You will oversee the management and development of GSNSW’s key online information systems including: MinView and DiGS.

You will drive technological innovation across the unit and ensure the team are at the forefront of geoscience data management and information delivery to encourage international exploration investment in NSW. You will also take the lead on performance and enhancement reviews, to ensure that the online platforms that deliver GSNSW datasets and products appeal to both traditional and emerging audiences.

The successful applicant in this role will be a key representative for the Department on geoinformation committees, including the Government Geoscience Information Committee, whilst leading community outreach and education to improve the NSW Public’s understanding of the world leading resource we have and the role we play.

To be successful in this role you will have a proven ability to drive improvement and optimisation of a varied and technical portfolio. You will have a high level of practical and theoretical knowledge of geospatial data management, data processing, geoscience mapping and map production processes.

You will also have high level negotiation and influencing skills, with a proven ability to work across a range of stakeholders each with disparate needs and views, with the ability to deliver quality outcomes across all parties.

This role has a number of essential requirements, please refer to the role description to review these in more detail.

For further information please review the role description, or contact Chris Yeats, Executive Director, Geological Survey of NSW at

About the Geological Survey of NSW

The Geological Survey of NSW (GSNSW) was founded in 1875 and is the state’s oldest continually operating government agency. It collects, manages, interprets and delivers geoscientific data and information, and provides expert geoscientific advice to support:

  • exploration and mining, including attracting investment into regional NSW
  • land use planning and natural resource management
  • community awareness of the value and benefits of the NSW mineral and petroleum industries.

Flexible Working:

Flexible working is part of life at Department of Regional NSW. Wherever you work within the cluster, there are options available to help you have a better work life balance.

By being flexible with our people and the way we work, we’ll be building a happier, more diverse and inclusive work culture.

Applications close on: Sunday 5 July 2020

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role will be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

Our commitment to flexible working:

The Department of Regional NSW 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 Regional NSW 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.

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