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Department for Environment and Water

The Department for Environment and Water (DEW) aims to help South Australians conserve, sustain and prosper.  It facilitates community involvement in and taking responsibility for the environment and acts as a steward for the State’s natural resources to enable sustainable development.  DEW is a custodian of national parks, botanic gardens, heritage places and Crown Lands for public benefit and is an authority on the State’s environment and natural resources to help good, long term decision making.  The Department seeks to actively and sustainably manage the State’s water resources, including the River Murray.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive and supporting the Minister, this pivotal leadership role is responsible for:

  • the achievement of key legislative and organisational objectives across a diverse and complex range of environmental areas;
  • making an active contribution to the overall leadership and effective operation of the Department, including representing or deputising for the CE as requested;
  • ensuring strong and productive relationships, networks and partnerships are established and maintained, and acting as a strategic interface between various stakeholders in the effective provision of support to a range of Boards and Councils and the delivery of plans and programs.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced senior executives with the superior leadership, stakeholder relationship building, diplomacy, pragmatism, authenticity, credibility, respect, integrity and drive required to be successful in this senior leadership role. 

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF logo above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit

Applications should be addressed to Justin Hinora.  Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.

For a confidential discussion, please call (08) 8100 8849. 

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