Australia nationals: Natural Resource Management Project Officer

Government of New South Wales

North Coast, NSW, AU

  • Temporary full-time opportunity for a period up to 19 November 2021 (This recruitment action will also be used to generate a talent pool to fill ongoing and temporary roles as they arise)
  • Position based in North Coast region
  • $ 97,152 – $107,541 plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team on the NSW North Coast. As the Natural Resource Management Project Officer, you will be instrumental in providing advice and recommendations on complex environmental, planning, natural resource and land management issues. Your expertise in interpreting and applying legislation, policies and procedures in complex situations will be paramount to your success in this role.
A key focus of your role will involve effectively supporting key stakeholders. This includes Crown Land Managers, local government and individual clients to support the achievement of government priorities in the management of Crown land. This is across an area renowned for its diverse landscapes including the coastline, green hinterlands and vibrant regional towns.  You will also lead land management activities including field inspections, compliance activities, procurement, technical assessments and report writing. 

About you
To be successful in this role you will;

  • Demonstrate experience in providing appropriately balanced and timely advice, recommendations and briefings on complex and routine environmental, planning and land management issues.
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate information to support policies and procedures to stakeholders in complex situations.
  • Demonstrate an ability to prioritise competing work demands given the diverse range of issues encountered simultaneously to be resolved with the defined time-frames.

We are looking for a committed team player with strong project management experience and excellent stakeholder management skills. You will be an exceptional communicator with a genuine interest in the environment.

If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are interested in creating a more prosperous NSW we would love to hear from you!

About Our Team

The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster brings together the functions from the former Planning & Environment and Industry Clusters.
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. 

Applying for the Role

Apply by submitting a cover letter and current resume which outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role. Applications submitted directly to the hiring manager will be re-directed to the appropriate application portal.
For more information about the opportunity click here to view the role description.
Applications Close: Sunday 2 May 2021, 11.55 pm

For general enquires about the role, please contact Derek van Leest, Group Leader Property Management on ph. (02) 66 429 236 or email: [email protected]
A recruitment pool is being 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 & 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 are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working – including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.

Our commitment to Diversity
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise 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.





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