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Project Officer

Project Officer

  • 502626
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Community
  • Projects
  • Fixed term opportunity up to 2 years
  • Location: Negotiable across all NSW locations with flexible work from home options available. Preference will be given to candidates based in Regional NSW. 
  • Salary from $101,947 to $112,849pa + Super (Clerk Grade 7/8)
  • Be part of a dedicated, passionate team during an exceptional period of growth and opportunity to make a real, meaningful difference to the people and communities of regional NSW


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.


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

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


About our team

The Regional Recovery Branch ensures sector excellence and leadership in the design and delivery of programs to support social, economic and primary industry outcomes for regional NSW, and enabling people, businesses and communities to recover from disasters including flood, bushfire, COVID-19 and drought.

We play a crucial leadership and community-facing role that supports improved outcomes in economic and industry development and community wellbeing for regional NSW. Our programs and staff are focused on growing regional economies, communities and youth and improving quality of life for regional communities.

The Industry Recovery team leads the design, collaboration and delivery of large, medium to long term primary industry recovery and resilience programs and communicates outcomes to its stakeholders.

More detailed information about our teams can be found on the Regional NSW website by clicking here.


The Opportunity

As a Project Officer in Regional Recovery, you will be instrumental in the provision of project management support activities to contribute to the development and delivery of projects in line with established objectives for primary producers and supply chain industries impacted by disasters across NSW.

Working as a Project Officer, your day will consist of but not be limited to:

  • Consult with stakeholders to capture, analyse and report project performance against agreed targets.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to implement projects that support knowledge management and consistent business analysis systems and evaluation processes.
  • Contribute to system and process activities to ensure the Branch meets its statutory and whole of government reporting obligations. Support the Branch is meeting its obligations under the NSW Grant Administration Guide
  • Contribute to correspondence, briefing notes and house folder notes in relation to specific projects, initiatives and issues (blend new dot point)
  • Research, consolidate and analyse data and formulate reports to support evidence-based project planning and decision making
  • Assist in the development of policy and guidelines essential for the units ongoing operation and compliance.


What We Can Offer You

  • Meaningful and rewarding work through assisting communities of regional NSW to recover after disasters
  • A substantially better work life balance in NSW Government (work from home options, flex leave, generous leave entitlements)
  • Fixed location of your choice (preferably in Regional NSW) – you won’t be required to move around a lot.


About You

You have a keen interest and extensive knowledge of primary issues affecting rural and regional NSW communities. You welcome the challenge of managing a diverse range of stakeholders and negotiating through differing expectations, viewpoints and interests to achieve outcomes.

You will have extensive experience in formulating and completing analysis providing adequate information and driving effective evident-based policy design.

The role will draw upon your ability to deliver project outcomes and think outside the square in order to achieve results when working to tight deadlines, with limited resources and often while managing competing priorities.

Essential requirements

Current Drivers Licence and willingness to travel.


Applying for the role

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your relevant skills and experience to succeed in the roles.

To find out more about this role, please contact Andrew Jenkins on 0488 364 695 or andrew.j.jenkins@regional.nsw.gov.au or view the full role description

Applications close on 11:55pm Tuesday, 7th February 2023

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. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required. 

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