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Geospatial Analyst, Executive Level 1, Climate Change Division

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra, Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth
Categories: Executive Level 1

About the team

The Climate Change Division provides policy, program and technical support to the Australian Government on climate change.

The Division is seeking a high performing and motivated Geospatial Analyst, Executive Level 1 with strong data, program management and leadership skills to lead small sub-teams within our National Inventory Systems and International Reporting Branch.

This is your opportunity to make a positive contribution on climate change, working with businesses, scientists, industry groups, government agencies, international counterparts, communities and others.

The National Inventory Systems and International Reporting branch produces Australia’s National Greenhouse Accounts and Emissions Projections. Australia’s National Greenhouse Accounts are recognised as world-leading in many aspects, including the use of remote sensing techniques to support spatial modelling of carbon stock changes on the land. 

The Branch has an international focus and engages in the implementation of the Government’s commitments under the Paris Agreement and related treaties; bilateral projects with partner countries and managing the Government’s interactions with the IPCC. 

The Geospatial Analyst, Executive Level 1 within the Modelling, Agriculture and Geospatial Unit will manage the Department’s critical remote sensing program used to estimate changes in carbon stocks across the Australian landscape.

We work with science researchers, industry and governments to maintain and improve the accuracy of our data.  Projects may include development of science-based methods and models for quantifying carbon fluxes and greenhouse gas emissions and removals on the land, or across the country.

Our ideal candidate

Our ideal candidate will have: 

  • creative thinking skills and be analytically driven
  • experience working with spatial data, models and method development
  • experience working on complex and cross-cutting policy issues
  • strong capability in staff supervision and mentoring
  • well-developed communications skills, and ability to influence
  • the ability to work in a dynamic environment, and
  • an ability to manage competing priorities, and time-critical processes.

What you will do 

As a Geospatial Analyst, you will:

  • lead a small sub-team in a dynamic and innovative division
  • manage projects to design and deliver advanced spatial data processing methods to improve the accuracy and reduce uncertainty of greenhouse gas estimates
  • contribute to the production of Department’s National Greenhouse Accounts or emission projections
  • provide specialist, expert advice on complex policy areas
  • develop strong and effective relationships with stakeholders
  • support the team in departmental and whole-of-government briefings, and
  • represent the department in discussions with stakeholders and other government agencies.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Security Clearance

This position requires a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


Roles are based in Canberra but consideration may be given to working from one of our state based offices (or other arrangements) depending on operational requirements.  Relocation assistance may be provided to the successful applicant. 

This process is being used to fill an immediate Executive Level 1 vacancy within the Branch. A merit pool may be established and used to fill future vacancies for 12 months from the date the vacancy was advertised in the Gazette.

How to apply

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide a one page pitch (maximum 5000 characters, approx. 750 words) explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position.

You are also required to provide your current CV with your application (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format) and the contact details of two referees.

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, resume and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Rob Sturgiss PSM, at or phone 0408 449 098.

Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, mature age, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people. Please contact our Inclusion team at for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.

Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application. Alternatively please refer to our Applying for a position information.

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