Job Details
  • Reference401567B_1669178912
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted8 days ago
  • ConsultantNeville Smith

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage a Natural Hazard Risk Analyst on a contract for 7 months.

Position Overview

The positions require strong problem solving and communication skills the ability to work independently and within a project team. Key activities the Natural Hazard Risk Analyst will be to:

  • Coordinate expertise from both the ACS and external stakeholders to consolidate best available science and intelligence on climate and natural hazard risks.
  • Formalise and strengthen processes and methods to quickly source and deliver high-quality data/intelligence with a focus on exposure and vulnerability to, and impacts and consequences of, climate and natural hazards.
  • Identifying existing capabilities, managing access to tools and approaches and identifying areas for improvement to support relief and recovery needs. For example, coordinating development of exposure, vulnerability and impact scenarios and validating against actual event footprints and impact analyses.
  • Appropriately tracking and filing output and advice and providing support for during and post-event data collection activities and advice.
  • Evaluate systems, processes and methods and undertake continuous improvement.

The positions require strong data analysis, problem solving and communication skills and the ability to work independently and within a project team. The ACS is a dynamic and exciting agency, and the successful candidates will work collaboratively with experts from across the ACS partner agencies to provide authoritative advice in climate and natural hazard risks and impacts.

The Natural Hazard Risk Analyst will be required to comply with all ACS work, health and safety policies and procedures, and take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of employees, contractors and visitors who may be affected by their conduct. They will also have to demonstrate commitment to APS Values, Employment Principles, Code of Conduct and the Bureau's Social Justice Strategy.

Knowledge & Skills Required


The candidate must have:

  • Tertiary qualifications relating to one or more of the below disciplines:
    • Science (Natural, Physical, Social or Behavioural)
    • Climate and/or Environmental Policy
    • Geography and Spatial Analysis
    • Engineering
    • Risk Management
    • Economics
  • Demonstrated capability in developing processes to solve complex problems
  • Experience in data analysis and exploration
  • Excellent science communication and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Exceptional organisational skills and disciplined work approach
  • Ability to adapt to changing demands and priorities


  • Experience working in climate and natural hazard risk assessment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of best practice risk assessment and/or monitoring and evaluation methodologies
  • Exposure to emergency services and disaster management
  • Australian Government Baseline security clearance or willingness to acquire (at the ACS' expense)

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". One of our consultant will reach out. Alternatively, you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email for further discussion.