Department of Regional NSW
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Coordination Officer

Coordination Officer

  • 501899
  • Community
  • Planning
  • Policy
  • Projects
  • 2x ongoing full-time roles available in a newly established team
  • Location – Central West NSW
  • Generous salary starting at $101,947 to $112,849 pa per annum + 10.5% Super and leave entitlements
  • Flexible, job share and part time working arrangements will be considered
  • Get noticed; Make an impact on the lives of people in Regional NSW
  • Work with your community, for your community.


About our team

The Department of Regional NSW Regional Development team are the NSW Government’s eyes and ears on the ground for regional economic development and infrastructure delivery, providing multi-agency coordination, program and grant funding, community planning and coordination, and emergency response delivery.  

We are excited to be establishing a Central West Regional Development team to lead investment and place-based solutions to regional service delivery and coordination, economic growth and diversity and jobs creation and skills to make the Central West a great place to work, live and invest.


About You

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic people to join our Coordination Team. The successful applicant will have excellent stakeholder relationship skills, be a highly motivated professional with exceptional written and verbal communication skills and be passionate about enhancing liveability and service delivery for regional NSW.

You will be a solution’s orientated self-starter who is comfortable operating in a fast paced, high-pressure and at times, ambiguous environment. You will be supported by a regional and state network allowing you to seek help and escalate matters in a timely way. Superior ability to support and coordinate multiple projects with competing deadlines


About the Role:

The Coordination Officer will provide advice and support to the Deputy Director and Director to advance the Government’s priorities, deliver responsive change, service improvement and problem resolution to regional and rural NSW.

Key responsibilities for the Coordination Officer role include, but not limited to:

  • Regular formal and informal coordination activities of relevant NSW Government agencies for information sharing, with a particular focus on the Central West Regional Leadership Executive.
  • Provide advice and support to advance or resolve issues impacting on communities
  • Identify and escalate regional or multi-agency issues
  • Assist in the preparation of high-quality written advice
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

This role will be responsible for providing analysis, recommendations, and advice to support the resolution of issues impacting on communities and achieve positive benefits for the region.

The Coordination Officer reports to the Deputy Director and is fully accountable for the accuracy, validity, balance and integrity of the content of advice provided and work performed.


Essential requirements

  • Current valid NSW driver’s licence.
  • Superior ability to support and coordinate multiple projects with competing deadlines

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!


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. 

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


Applying for the Role

Apply by submitting a current resume and brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

For more information about the role, please click here to view the role description.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 27 November 2022 at 11.55pm

If you have any questions about the role please contact Ricky Puata, Deputy Director on 0427 103 979 / or Melissa Schrader, Deputy Director on 0437 537 582 /

recruitment talent 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 18 months.


Who is the Department of Regional NSW? Why work for us?

We work hard every day to support and grow thriving communities across regional NSW that will have a positive impact on generations to come. Our goal and open secret is always to be a trusted local partner and problem-solver working deeply in community.

As part of our team, you will be able to: 

  • Deliver with impact. You are empowered and trusted to create impact through exposure to cutting edge projects and research, career defining opportunities, and get to be part of a team creating sustainable solutions that will leave a legacy.
  • Connect to what matters. We are all about forming deep community relationships, fostering our passionate and connected teams. It is central to our work to support a true sense of belonging across the team.
  • Live your way. From bringing your whole self to work, through to designing flexibility, that fits you and the team, at Regional NSW you will be able to find the balance that works for you.


We are a young agency, but with that has come a personality that is dedicated, passionate, proactive, influential, and informed. We’re all about ‘having a crack’.

The Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues and is focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable NSW with thriving natural environments/regions and strong economic prosperity. Our Department 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.

 A diverse workplace

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes differences in culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and disability status or other attributes. The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.


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