Application for Independent Chairperson–extended to 24th January

Snowy Advisory Committee

Seeking Applications for Independent Chairperson

The NSW Government is seeking applications for an independent Chairperson of the Snowy Advisory Committee (SAC).

SAC provides vital community and expert input and advice to the design of the timing and pattern of the release of environmental flows to the Snowy River and Snowy Montane rivers (including the upper Murrumbidgee River) to ensure their ongoing health.

We are seeking nominations from people with experience, knowledge and skills in leading and chairing committees, that can be applied to our purpose of managing water for environmental and ancillary values. Nominees should be capable of leading a committee of representatives of environmental, scientific, Aboriginal and local community interests. They should have the relevant communication skills to represent the Committee and its work.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a commitment to high ethical standards and teamwork, and possess sound judgement, objectivity and well-developed skills in critical and analytical thinking. They should demonstrate leadership experience, and the ability to summarise complex information and arguments and provide advice in a professional manner.

General knowledge of NSW and Snowy Scheme water management framework and the Snowy River are desirable.

Appointment to the position of Chair of the SAC will be for up to two years. The Chair will be remunerated and reimbursed eligible expenses in accordance with Public Service Commission guidelines.

Position description and how to apply

For full position description for the chairperson, please download and view the:

To apply, please download and complete the:

Completed application forms accompanied by a curriculum vitae must be returned to the nominated email/address on the form by 5pm Friday 17 January 2020. Please Note - this has now been extended to Friday 24th January 2020 due to the effect of fires on normal communications.

The department is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, Work Health and Safety, Cultural Diversity and Ethical Work Practices and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. If you require access to information via a different process, please contact Graeme Enders on 02 6229 7141, or email