Local recruitment: Senior Project Officer

Government of New South Wales

Sydney NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Biodiversity Conservation and Science
Job category:Projects | Project SupportProjects | Project Management
Job location:Sydney Region / Sydney – West
Job reference number:519679
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Environmental Officer Class 9
Closing date:12/05/2022 – 11:55 PM

Do you want your work to make a difference for NSW?

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • An exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Officer to join the Environment and Heritage Group (EHG) team.
  • Temporary full-time opportunity until end November 2022, based in Parramatta or location negotiable (hybrid working model)
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $ 108,841 to $ 121,247 + super

Would you like to be part of an innovative team leading a program to improve environmental water outcomes in the Gwydir valley?

NSW Government is seeking Commonwealth funding under the Northern Basin Toolkit to secure agreements with landholder, and implement works, to provide an environmental flow path to key areas of the Gwydir wetlands over the next two years. 

The Environmental Water Programs team is a dynamic and multi-disciplinary group that is working on the pre-implementation phase of the Reconnecting Watercourse Country (RWC) Program within the Gwydir floodplain.

Our Environment and Heritage Group (EHG) team is currently seeking to appoint a Senior Project Officer to work on a range of project activities including:

  • plan, coordinate and implement strategies
  • governance and partnerships
  • develop co-design and negotiation frameworks
  • stakeholder engagement
  • providing expert advice and information to the team and external stakeholders.

About You

You will demonstrate your project management experience by coordinating resources and maintaining project documentation. Contributing to the achievement of project objectives; you will implement and monitor project plans to assist in managing tight deadlines. Developing and maintaining sustainable stakeholder relationships, to contribute to project working groups, will be of high importance to you.

As Senior Project Officer you will be comfortable undertaking research and analysis and communicate trends and emerging issues that you have identified. Your ability to coordinate competing priorities and taking the initiative to maintain updated project knowledge will also contribute to your success as Senior Project Officer.

This is an excellent business partner opportunity for a Senior Project Officer to join a dedicated and highly regarded team together with significant opportunity to be a key contributor in supporting the client group in the delivery of outcomes for the people of NSW.   We also offer career development and advancement opportunities.

For more information read the full Role Description: Senior Project Officer

For more information hit Apply to visit the iworkfor.nsw.gov.au website.

About Us

The Department of Planning and Environment’s (DPE) vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all.

Participation in the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme (BOS)  

Please read the Biodiversity Offsets Scheme Protocol to understand if it applies to your circumstances. All applicants for this role and new employees with an existing defined interest in the BOS will be required to disclose their personal (or a close family member’s) participation to ensure potential conflict of interests are declared and managed appropriately. 

To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role. DPE expects all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.

Applications close Thursday 12th May 2022 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Joanna Taylor via  [email protected]

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • provide alternative formats to apply
  • make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks

We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on [email protected]  (please include reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/our-mob-on-country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.