Department of Regional NSW
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Assistant Project Officer

Assistant Project Officer

  • 496399
  • Projects

Please note that this role is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates only. Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997 and the Government Sector Employment Act 2013

 

  • Temporary full-time role for 12 months (with the possibility of extension)
  • Salary range: $87,493 to $96,540 pa plus super and annual leave loading
  • Location: We have offices across Regional NSW

 

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability.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 provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role. 

 

About You

As the Assistant Project Officer, you will work within the Strategy, Delivery and Performance team to support the Aboriginal Outcomes team in the development and delivery of key strategic projects.

 

 Key Accountabilities

  • Provide project support to the Director Aboriginal Outcomes as required
  • Support the project team in the development and implementation of the DRNSW Aboriginal Outcomes Plan
  • Provide project and administrative support, including monitoring and reporting on project plans, milestones and deliverables, to ensure time, cost and quality indicators are in line with approved project plans
  • Assist the project team to complete tasks and implement project plans, including collating documents and records regarding relevant issues to ensure projects comply with agreed project methodologies and that agreed outcomes are achieved
  • Undertake basic research and analysis in assigned project areas and contribute to the preparation of project briefs to support informed decision making and planning
  • Communicate with relevant stakeholders to provide updates regarding project status and implementation issues
  • Participate in a whole-of-government coordination approach, in partnership with key stakeholders including NSW Government agencies, non-government agencies and Aboriginal leaders and communities
  • Provide a range of secretariat and administrative services, including coordinating committee meetings and preparing papers, to support project management deliver 

 

Essential Requirement:

  • Applicants must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and accepted in the community as such. Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14(d) of the Antidiscrimination Act 1997.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal people, government organisations and communities with the ability to communicate across cultures.
  • Knowledge, respect and understanding of Aboriginal cultural issues.  

 

About Us

Department of Regional NSW is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses. 

 

For further information about the role please contact Ellen Bailey, Business Coordinator, ellen.bailey@regional.nsw.gov.au

 

 Alternatively, click here to view the role description.

  

What's on Offer?

  • We value our people. Work is meant to be enjoyed! We believe in a flexible and relaxed working environment allowing people to operate in a manner that cultivates a friendly culture and reduces stress levels.
  • A culture of ambition, support, and inclusivity. We are passionate about what we do, and we want to work with those who share that same drive. We promote an open-door policy and encourage collaboration between all staff. 

 

Applying is Easy!

To apply simply attach a current resume (of no more than five pages) plus a cover letter (no more than two pages) which demonstrates how your previous experience and capabilities make you an ideal candidate for this role.

 

Closing Date: Wednesday 8th December 2021 at 11:55pm

 

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. If you are viewing this advertisement on LinkedIn, please click ‘Apply’ to access more information about this role via the I Work for NSW website.

  

Please note that NSW Government expects all NSW government sector employees who can be safely vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine to do so.

 

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