Department of Regional NSW
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Policy & Project Officer

Policy & Project Officer

  • 501885
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Planning
  • Policy
  • Projects

Department of Primary Industries, Biosecurity and Food Safety division are currently seeking Policy & Project Officer to join their high performing and highly dedicated team!

  • Ongoing full-time opportunity
  • Located in Orange NSW with other regional NSW location considered
  • Offering a salary range from $116,211.00 - $128,061.00p.a. + superannuation

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.

About Us 

The Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW) was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The Department has 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.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) supports the development of profitable primary industries that create a more prosperous NSW and contributes to a better environment through the sustainable use of natural resources.

Within NSW DPI, the Biosecurity & Food Safety division is responsible for effective management and risk minimisation of biosecurity threats to NSW as well as the through-chain regulation of food safety. It delivers a risk-based approach to policy and compliance and provides regional engagement and coordination in response to emergency incidents impacting primary industries and the food sector.

About the role

The Policy & Project Officer provides administrative support services, strategic advice and coordinates the development, implementation, and evaluation of complex projects to achieve project outcomes and supports the achievement of organisational objectives for the Office of the Deputy Director General – Biosecurity & Food Safety.

In this role your key accountabilities will be:

  • Provide administrative support for the Office of the Deputy Director General, regularly liasing with the leadership team and committees to coordinate meetings, agendas, minutes and ensure the efficient flow of documents and correspondence.
  • Manage and oversee all aspects of project planning, development and implementation for a range of projects, including developing project plans, coordinating resources, managing budgets, meeting reporting requirements, and supporting project-related activities, to ensure project outcomes are achieved on time, on budget, to quality standards and within agreed scope in line with established agency project management methodology.
  • Establish and maintain stakeholder relationships through effective communication, negotiation and issues management to engage stakeholders and ensure project deliverables are met.
  • Monitor and evaluate all aspects of project implementation, including risk and contingency management, benefits realisation, project impact and quality measures, to identify and address issues, assess project progress and effectiveness, and achieve project outcomes.
  • Undertake research and formulate recommendations to support sound project planning and decision making.
  • Provide advice and information to the Deputy Director General on emerging project issues and to support project development and delivery in line with established plans, budgets, timeframes, policy objectives and other project and priorities.

Apply now:

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability for this position.

If you would like to hear more about this role, please contact Brigitte Wells at brigitte.wells@dpi.nsw.gov.au. View role description.

Applications close on Tuesday, 29 November 2022 11:55pm

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

Why work for Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW)? 

Exciting career pathways and opportunities 

We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW Government. 

Wellbeing

Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people. 

Our people

Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including - public works, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of Regional NSW we invite you to become part of our story.

Inclusion and Flexible Working

We strive to reflect the community we serve and encourage our people to explore new ways of working across Regional NSW. We are open to arrangements that help individuals balance their work and life commitments. We embrace difference and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

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