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Office of Environment & Heritage NSW

Job Title: Senior Project Officer

Job Grade / Classification: Grade, Level 9/10

Employment Type: Full Time, On-going
Location:Jindabyne or Tumut


Agency overview


The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. The Department is going through an exciting period of organisational and operational change.


The Departments vision Planning for growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment.


The Departments two related agencies - the Office of Environment & Heritage and the Office of Local Government - support the conservation and protection of the environment and an effective local government sector in NSW. Several other entities associated with the Department include the Environment Protection Authority, statutory trusts responsible for zoos, parks and gardens, independent assessment and planning bodies, and development corporations.


National Parks and Wildlife Service manages, conserves and cares for land in national parks and reserves. NPWS links customer, conservation and cultural outcomes in a sustainable way by building participation in the management and use of parks.


Primary purpose of the role

Manages and coordinates the development, implementation and evaluation of diverse and complex projects, ensuring completion within required deadlines, quality standards and at or below budgets to support the achievement of Divisional and OEH strategic and operational objectives.

Essential requirements

  • Project management skills and experience with an understanding of contemporary best practice in procurement, tendering and contract preparation, in managing project teams, consultants and contractors, and in applying environmental safety and risk management policies and systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and reviewing strategic plans, policies and programs, and in providing strategic and operational advice and recommendations to senior management.
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications or demonstrated equivalent, relevant professional experience.


Other requirements:

  • Current Drivers Licence.


Job Notes:

A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from OEH and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period.

The NPWS is a non-smoking workplace and smoking is not permitted in national parks.

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility:

At the Planning and Environment Cluster, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to the success of our business and are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the communities of NSW.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

To Apply:

Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000-character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Please do not address these in your cover letter.

Q1. Please provide an example of how you have gone about ensuring that a change project (i.e. a change in process or deliver from a current situation) is aligned with your organisation's goals. What strategies did you employ and were they effective

Q2. Please describe a time you improved a work process or approach by collaborating across teams/branches/units. What challenges did you face How did you overcome them How did you know your efforts improved processed/approaches

The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)

Applications Close: Friday 25th January 2019 at 11:59pm

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