Legacy Mines Officer

Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter
Company: Department of Regional NSW
Full time

  • Ongoing Fulltime role located in Maitland in glorious Regional NSW 

  • Starting salary from $87,493 + Super (Clerk Grade 5/6) 

  • Project management support  

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. 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 provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please email the contact for this role.  

Mining, Exploration and Geoscience (MEG) is a part of Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW), and sets strategic policy for the state’s mineral and energy resources, gathers, analyses and disseminates geoscientific information, and assesses and determines applications for mineral and petroleum titles for exploration activities and extractive uses. 

At MEG we understand that work can be one of the biggest parts of people’s lives and we are building a team that has inclusion and passion at the heart of everything we do ensuring DRNSW’s values, social initiatives and culture resonate with our evolution and constant growth.  

We are currently on the hunt for our new Legacy Mines Officer to support the operational delivery of the Legacy Mines Program (LMP) through project management support, data analysis, procurement and coordination activities. 


  • Support LMP staff by reviewing site data in preparation for field work including identifying site history, issues and risks and logistics for site access. 

  • Provide operational and project management support to LMP staff across the entire program.   

  • Develop inspection and assessment schedules for LMP staff. 

  • Research and collate data on legacy mine sites to inform site inspections and risk assessments. 

  • Interpret data and provide recommendations to the program manager regarding the delivery of the program. 

  • Maintain systems for tracking the status and progress of the program. 

Essential Requirements: 

  • Tertiary qualification as well as relevant experience in Environmental Management or related field. 

  • Knowledge and experience in land management, land rehabilitation and/or mining. 

  • Experience in project management and delivery, managing large data sets, data analysis and quality assurance. 

  • Compliance with pre-employment probity screening is mandatory and a condition of engagement.  


Why work for Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW)?  

Exciting career pathways and opportunities  

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.  


Providing 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.  

Our people:  

Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including – public works, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of regional NSW we invite you to become part of our story.  

Apply now: 

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter telling us why you’re a great fit.  

To find out more about this role, please contact Steve Orr at [email protected] or CLICK HERE to view the role description  

Applications close on Monday 4th October, 2021 at 11.00pm

Please note that NSW Government expects all NSW government sector employees who can be safely vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine to do so.

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.  

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