Australia nationals: Senior Program Officer (Water)

Government of New South Wales
Various, NSW, Australia
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  • Full-time temporary role available until 30 June 2021, NSW location negotiable
  • Talent Pool opportunity for future vacancies
  • Generous remuneration package. Salary from $110,745 to $122,038 (plus super and annual leave loading)

Our Water Group is seeking a Senior Program Officer to provide program and project management support to the development of a suite of water strategies: including coordinated governance management, program and project reporting, risk management, program and project planning, scheduling and delivery and coordinated procurement processes.

The role supports, enables and advises the state and Regional Water Strategies teams and Executive in the delivery of the State and Regional Water Strategies, related projects and program functions.

Demonstrating your strong program and project management skills, you will be part of a highly effective and efficient team of project, program and stakeholder professionals delivering project and program support to the delivery of the Regional and State Water Strategies. 

To learn more about the role, click here to view the role description.

About Us

Our vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We focus on some of the biggest issues facing our state. We deliver sustainable water resource and environment management, secure our energy supply, oversee our planning system, maximise community benefit from government land and property, and create the conditions for a prosperous state. 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.

Our Water Group exists to efficiently manage water in NSW with the objective to create a contemporary government water agency focused on planning and policy, regulation, information and insights, and programs and performance.

Applying for the role

Applicants must address their suitability by submitting their resume and a brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Closing Date: Wednesday 11 November 2020 at 11:55pm

Enquiries: Jon Midwinter, Program Manager Regional Water Strategies on 02 4904 2534 or

More Opportunities

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

Our commitment to flexible working

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Our commitment to diversity

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment recognises that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.