Local recruitment: Senior Project Officer

Government of New South Wales

New South Wales, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Water
Job category:Projects | Project Management
Job location:Regional NSWStatewideSydney Region / Sydney – West
Job reference number:519812
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Clerk Grade 9/10
Closing date:19/05/2022 – 11:55 PM

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

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies. 

  • Location flexible with regional locations encouraged 
  • Ongoing full-time opportunity 
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $113,343 to $124,901 + super 

Our Water Group is currently seeking to appoint a Senior Project Officer to focus on the customer service experience throughout Technology project lifecycles. As part of the Water group, you will be required to provide confidence to communities and stakeholders with the transparent stewardship of water resources, provision of services and reforms that support sustainable and healthy environments, economies and societies across NSW. 

About You

This is an exciting opportunity to develop and implement policies, Technology projects, guidance and strategic and innovative solutions to improve the Department of Planning and Environment’s ability to achieve effective outcomes for the broader community. 

You will demonstrate your Technology 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, which will be of high importance to you. 

As Senior Project Officer you will be comfortable undertaking research and needs/requirements 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. 

To be the successful applicate for this position you will require; 

  • The demonstrated ability to gather and document accurate information about business needs/requirements and provide reports 
  • Analyse and consolidate information to develop business cases to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Work with key stakeholders, internal and external, to identify how changing business requirements may be delivered with existing solutions. 
  • Lead and manage the planning and delivery of critical, highly complex and / or large projects
  • Develop and implement project management plans to ensure the success of the project

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

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, 19 May 2022 at 11:55PM. 

Should you require further information about the role please contact Hiring Manager

[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.  




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