Local recruitment: Project Officer

Government of New South Wales

Sydney NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Organisation / Entity:Environment and Heritage Group
Job category:Environmental
Job location:Sydney Region / Sydney – WestSydney Region / Sydney – Greater West
Job reference number:525264
Work type:Full-Time
Total remuneration package:Environment Officer Class 7
Closing date:27/01/2023 – 11:55 PM

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

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

  • Temporary full-time opportunity up to 30 June 2026 with possibility of extension
  • Project Officer – Environment Officer 07
  • Lidcombe or Parramatta location, flexible working options available
  • Salary relative to experience, and ranges from $97,933 to $108,202+ super and leave loading

Our Water, Wetlands & Coastal Science branch is currently seeking to appoint a Project Officer to provide scientific and logistical support for projects that generate knowledge and tools to facilitate the management of the state’s waterways. The work involves liaising with a range of internal and external stakeholders to build technical capacity and foster skills on implementing operational policies, frameworks and guidelines on managing water quality and waterway health. The work is part of a flagship water quality initiative under the Marine Estate Management Strategy 20218-2028.

About you

As the Project Officer you will be part of a supportive and high performing team that works across multiple waterway environments aimed at building knowledge to inform management and policy decisions. You will be committed to working collaboratively with the team to deliver customer-focused results from technical or scientific projects to enable smarter and more informed decisions.

You will provide

  • Support quality science that meets organisational objectives and appropriate standards of scientific rigour.
  • Provide timely advice and communication to relevant stakeholders across Environment and Heritage (EH) regarding science programs to ensure that technical and scientific considerations are properly considered
  • Prepare project related documents and datasets, including environmental datasets, status updates and reports
  • Manage delegated aspects of scientific project planning and implementation, including designing, conducting and analysing projects, and coordinating resources to ensure that science projects are delivered to agreed timelines and quality to a range of stakeholders.

You will have

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in environmental or water science
  • Sound knowledge of water quality and ecology of waterways and associated scientific research methods including demonstrated experience in data analysis.
  • Experience in project management and the delivery of technical information in formats understood by a range of target audiences
  • Practical experience in use of geographic information systems and their applicability to environmental research and data analysis.
  • Demonstrated skills in communicating complex information to a wide range of audience
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and to manage self

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

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.

We provide water environment data, technical expertise and strategic advice to help authorities and governments protect NSW waterways and manage coastal hazards. Our work provides safe swimming beaches for the community, and supports environmental water managers maintain healthy wetlands, catchment managers identify land-use pressures on estuaries and local government make decisions on coastal management.

Our services include Waterway management research and remediation • Water pollution response advice • Waterway condition monitoring (i.e. Beachwatch, estuary health) • Integrative assessments on landuse and waterway planning • NSW seabed and coastal mapping • Nearshore waves • Coastal hazard assessments • Coastal erosion modelling • Environmental water monitoring, evaluation and reporting

How 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 strongly recommends all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.

Applications close Friday 27 January 2023 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Jocelyn Dela-Cruz at Jocelyn.Dela-Cruz@environment.nsw.gov.au

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 Diversity@DPIE.nsw.gov.au  (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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