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Project Officer

Project Officer

  • 502464
  • Community
  • Projects
  • Multiple Clerk grade 7/8 ongoing and fixed term opportunities available
  • Location: Willing to consider candidates across all NSW locations. Preference will be given to candidates based regionally, with a focus on Queanbeyan, Armidale, Dubbo and Coffs Harbour. 
  • Attractive salary starting from $101,947.00p.a + Super and leave entitlements
  • Be part of a dedicated, passionate and growing team in NSW Government working for 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

Regional Development and Programs ensure representation of regional NSW perspectives in decision making and play a crucial community-facing leadership role to support improved outcomes in economic development and community wellbeing for regional NSW.

The Office for Regional Youth provides a coordinated and strategic approach to respond to regional youth issues, ensuring young people’s voices are heard and influence positive change and prospects within NSW communities.

The Opportunity

Due to a significant period of growth and expansion within the Office for Regional Youth, the Department of Regional NSW has a number of exciting opportunities available for experienced and knowledgeable Project Officers to begin their exciting journey with us.

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

  • Provide a range of project management and support services, including preparation of reports and briefs, coordinating resources, maintaining project documentation and implementing and monitoring project plans.
  • Prepare and maintain project documentation for reporting, monitoring and evaluation purposes to ensure accessibility of quality information and contribute to the achievement of project outcomes.
  • Communicate with key stakeholders and coordinate working groups, committees and consultations to facilitate exchange of information and support project completion in line with project plans.
  • Source, collate and compile data and information to identify emerging issues and track and report on project progress against established milestones and deliverables.

What We Can Offer You

  • Meaningful and rewarding work through assisting the youth of regional NSW to overcome challenges specific to them
  • 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

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience in project management including the ability to manage multiple projects with competing timeframes, set priorities, meet deadlines and work as part of a team.
  • Experience supporting the review, development, implementation and administration of projects and grants.  
  • Demonstrated experience initiating and supporting partnership projects with a range of industry, government and community stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of government programs, decision processes and probity requirements
  • An understanding of programs related to youth initiatives.


Applying for the Role

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, please apply online by providing your resume and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your relevant skills and experience to succeed in the roles.

Application Closing Date: 11.59pm Sunday 29 January 2023.

For further information about this opportunity please contact Suzanne Lewis on cass.wilson@regional.nsw.gov.au or view the role description

A recruitment 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.

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