Department of Regional NSW
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Policy Officer

Policy Officer

  • 500909
  • Conservation
  • Environmental Science
  • Primary Products
  • Clerk grade 7/8 $99,431 - $110,064 + Super & leave entitlements
  • Flexible & Hybrid work practices
  • 2x Ongoing roles
  • Location: Regional NSW
  • Create impact in your industry, using your specialist skills and experience


About Us

Mining, Exploration and Geoscience (MEG) is a part of Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW), and sets strategic policy for the state’s mineral and energy resources, gathers, analyses and disseminates geoscientific information, and assesses and determines applications for mineral and petroleum titles for exploration activities and extractive uses.

At MEG we understand that work can be one of the biggest parts of people’s lives and we are building a team that has inclusion and passion at the heart of everything we do ensuring DRNSW’s values, social initiatives and culture resonate with our evolution and constant growth.


About the role

 The Policy Officer researches, coordinates and undertakes policy development, providing analysis and advice, to support the Department’s policy initiatives and commitments.   

In conjunction with the above, the key responsibilities include:

  • Performing a range of policy and project development activities, managing competing demands, priorities and deadlines, and adapting and assimilating information quickly to ensure policy outcomes are achieved
  • Applying a proficient level of analytical, creative reasoning, and interpersonal skills in dealing with a range of complex issues whilst working in a  dynamic and often sensitive environment
  • Researching, analysing and evaluating information to support the development of strategy and policy proposals
  • Preparation of discussion papers, briefs and submissions, to contribute to the development and delivery of policy initiatives
  • Communicate with key internal stakeholders and coordinate working groups, committee meetings, and stakeholder consultations to support policy development and implementation.


Essential requirements

• Relevant tertiary qualifications (e.g., in law, social sciences or public policy) and/or demonstrated experience relevant to the role

• Compliance with pre-employment probity screening is mandatory and a condition of engagement


Apply now:

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter telling us why you’re a great fit.

To find out more about this role, please contact Kylie Tanner via 0405 762 479 or view the role description.

Compliance with pre-employment probity screening is mandatory and a condition of engagement

Applications close on Sunday 9 October 2022 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. 


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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