Local recruitment: ASO4 Project Officer, Sustainability and Climate Change

Government of South Australia

Hindmarsh SA, Australia 🇦🇺

Department for Education
Job reference: 501863
Location: 5007 – HINDMARSH
Job status: Ongoing
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

Why work with us:

We’re building a public education system which is genuinely recognised as world-class – where every preschool and school is great and where there is growth for every child and student.

We are one team, statewide. Everyone in public education works together, united behind our vision because what we’re doing today will improve the futures of children in South Australia.

We’re making a difference so South Australia thrives.

Job Description:

The Project Officer, Sustainability and Climate Change is responsible for coordinating, implementing, advising on, and reporting targeted emission reduction and water management improvement project activities. The objective of these projects is to improve the environmental performance of the department, reduce operational expenditure for schools and preschools and achieve the government’s targets.

The Project Officer will be required to engage extensively with other government agencies to ensure the department is providing effective support to schools and preschools by aligning with government policy.


Desirable: Tertiary or post-secondary qualifications in Natural Resource Management, Environmental Management, Energy Management, sustainability, or a related discipline.  

Special Conditions:

The successful applicant is required to gain a Department for Human Services (DHS) working with children check (WWCC) prior to being employed which is required to be renewed every five years before expiry.  The incumbent will be required to undertake RRHAN –EC (Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education Care) Facilitator Lead (Masterclass) extended course or the online (Fundamentals) course which will be required to be updated every three years. 

For all other Special Conditions please refer to the attached Position Description.

Application Instructions:

Applicants are required to submit a CV, the Application Cover Sheet, Employment Declaration, and a written statement of no more than 1500 words addressing the selection criteria in the attached document.

Please note to be employed by the department, applicants must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption endorsed by a duly qualified medical practitioner.  Unvaccinated people must comply with conditions for unvaccinated people as outlined in the Department’s website.  Proof of vaccination status must be provided for sighting on request.

People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and/or those who have a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.


ASO4: $74,315 – $77,901


Enquiries can be directed to Deb Aukland, Senior Adviser, ASEM on Tel: (08) 8226 3878 or Email: [email protected] .  

Applications should be made through the I Work For SA website.

Additional Note:

This is a full-time contract role (1.0 FTE), ongoing contract.  
Applications close: 04/10/2022 6:00 PM

– App Cover Sheet – PSAct.pdf
– Position Description ASO4 Project Officer Sustainability and Climate Change.pdf
– VL233 Pre-employment declaration.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.




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