Data Administrator

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Full-time2 hours ago
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If you have experience using the ESRI suite of products we would love to hear from you. We are particularly interested in those with strong skills in ArcMap, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Pro, ArcSDE on Microsoft SQL, Portal/ArcGIS Online, and with Python scripting.

As Western Australias primary water and environmental regulator, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation has a responsibility to be an influential and future-focused organisation. Our vision is for a low-carbon Western Australia with a healthy environment and secure water resources for future generations.

The department holds itself accountable to being fair and committed. We respect First Nations people knowledge and cultural advice. As a forward-looking department we are guided by good science and embrace new technologies and practices. We value and engage with our stakeholders; to be transparent in all we do and build trusted relationships.

Our values-based culture reflects who we are and how we go about business.

We care | We build trust | Better together | Open minds | We serve to make a difference

Find out more about us by visiting our website at

The Opportunity:
This is a fixed term full-time opportunity for 12 months, with the possibility of extension / permanency.

The Data Administrators primary function is to manage the Departments spatial data resources, administration and maintenance of the corporate spatial database layers. This position assists in the coordination of the transfer of spatial data between the Department and the stakeholders. To include carrying out policy and standards development, investigating and developing future Data\GIS solutions and providing user support.

As a department we recognise that flexible working arrangements support effective work-life balance, empowers our people and increases team productivity. We are committed to creating an equitable and diverse workforce that promotes an inclusive and supportive workplace environment. We value the unique diversity of experience that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, women and youth bring to our workforce.

For further information about the opportunity we encourage you to contact Janaka Hewavitharana on (08) 6364 6679 during business hours or via email on

How to apply

If you believe you have what it takes to succeed in this opportunity, please apply online by clicking the Apply for Job button (above or below) and provide the following in Word or PDF format:

A CV of no more than three (3) pages, including the details of two (2) referees

A cover letter of no more than three (3) pages demonstrating how your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the following Work Related Requirements essential criteria 1, 2, 4 and 7, located in the attached Job Description.

Please note that all of the Work-Related Requirements will be assessed at some stage during the selection process.

Please Note:
To be eligible for appointment, applicants must have documentary evidence of entitlement to live and work in Australia for the duration of the employment opportunity.

DWER conducts employment screening which may include National Criminal History check.

For technical difficulties while applying online or information about the application process, please contact us for assistance on (08) 6364 7550 or at email address not to be used for submission of applications.

Access Needs

We use the National Relay Service (NRS) to ensure we are accessible to people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment. NRS can help you connect with us on:

TTY/voice calls 133 677

Speak & Listen 1300 555 727

SMS relay 0423 677 767

If you have any access needs that may require adjustment to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, including alternate methods of communication, or to request a document in an alternative format please contact us at or on (08) 6364 7550.

This process may be used to fill similar vacancies that may arise within DWER and across the WA public sector over the next twelve (12) months. Vacancies may be full-time or part-time, permanent or fixed term with possibility of extension or permanency in a variety of metropolitan and regional locations.

Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy may be considered for subsequent vacancies in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of Commissioner’s Instruction 2: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.

CLOSING DATE: 4pm, 29 November 2022 (Australian Western Standard Time)

Applications that are in progress or submitted after the closing time will not be accepted.

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