Australia nationals: Project Officer

Government of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW, Australia
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The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the State‘s primary environmental regulator. We work to protect our community and the environment as a leader, partner and protector. Our vision is for New South Wales to have a healthy environment, healthy community and healthy business. We believe healthy ecosystems are the foundation for healthy communities, a healthy economy and for enhancing Iiveability.
We lead in protecting our air, waterways, land and the health of the community for the future.
We work with communities, government and business to reduce our impact on the environment
We hold people and organisations to account through licensing, monitoring, regulation and enforcement.

For more information on the work we do at NSW EPA, go to


The EPA is an independent statutory authority which sits within the Department of Planning & Environment. Currently the Department of Planning and Environment is transitioning into a new Department of Planning Industry and Environment which will take effect from 1 July 2019.


About the Roles


The EPA seeks exceptional candidates to fill roles in three Parramatta-based waste programs units. A talent pool may be created to fill future temporary or ongoing vacancies.


Waste and Recycling Infrastructure
The Waste and Recycling Infrastructure Unit delivers several grant programs as part of the four-year $337 million Waste Less Recycle More initiative. These grants are designed to accelerate and stimulate investment in resource recovery infrastructure in NSW and are funding opportunities are open to private industry, community groups and local government.
The successful candidate will need to work closely with a variety of stakeholders from these groups to ensure that grant funded projects are delivered successfully in a timely manner. This is a project management role with a focus on grant management, reporting and management of external contractors.


Litter Prevention
The NSW EPA Litter Prevention Unit manages the NSW Government’s Litter Prevention Strategy, including the delivery of the Premier’s priority litter target to reduce litter volume in NSW by 40% by 2020. The Unit is responsible for delivering the state-wide Tosser! litter prevention campaign, managing the council and community litter prevention grants program, and working with a range of stakeholders to deliver behaviour change projects that reduce litter across NSW.
Working with the EPA Litter Prevention Unit, this position will play a key role in the delivery of Round 5 of Community Litter Grants. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent customer service skills to support community groups and other stakeholders to develop and implement local and regional litter prevention projects. The role will work to resolve issues as they arise and cooperate with the Litter Prevention Team and its contractors to ensure the smooth running of the program. The position will also assist with other projects as part of the Unit’s ambitious program to reduce litter in NSW by 40% by 2020.


Community Recycling
Community Recycling Unit is responsible for delivering Household Chemical CleanOut and Community Recycling Centre programs. Together these programs provide NSW householders with services to safely dispose of household chemicals and problem wastes such as paint, batteries, fluorescent globes and tubes, gas bottles, fire alarms or household cleaners.
The primary purpose of the role is to support the Unit in effectively delivering these programs and their components including grants, infrastructure, operations, auditing, data analysis and communication/education.


Primary purpose of the roles


The position supports the development, implementation and review of programs and projects designed to assist local government, business and the community to increase resource efficiency and recycling and reduce litter.


Essential requirements


Understanding of environmental issues, in relation to waste management and resource recovery, and the principles of ecologically sustainable development.
Understanding of NSW government policy as it relates to waste management and resource recovery.
Project management skills and experience in the delivery of projects to achieve behaviour change and improve waste management and resource recovery practice.

Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application:
Role Description
Application Guide
Applying for a role in the NSW Public Sector