Department of Regional NSW
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Project Officer

Project Officer

  • 494324
  • Projects
  • Temporary Full Time Role for 2 years
  • Location - Queanbeyan, Armidale or Coffs Harbour
  • Annual salary starting from $97,152 + plus super and leave entitlements
  • Make an impact on the lives of people in Regional NSW
  • True Collaborative Working Environment



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.


The Regional NSW Cluster welcomes and encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. The Department of Regional NSW provides dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require a reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.


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


The Department of Regional NSW is partnering with Hudson Canberra on a project to identify a number of high performing individuals for critical roles supporting the growth and prosperity of Regional NSW communities. These roles provide an exciting opportunity to truly make a difference for the future sustainability of Regional NSW.



About the role

In the role of Project Officer, you will work as part of a team to support and coordinate the development and implementation of a range of grants and program management tasks to deliver effective and targeted grants funding for regional communities. This role will be central for delivering a variety of growth, recovery (bushfire, drought, COVID-19), tourism and economic development programs across regional NSW.



These roles will contribute to the delivery of grant programs that support Government commitments to regional communities. Some of the key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing a range of program support services, including developing and maintaining project documentation and implementing and monitoring project plans.
  • Preparation of reports, briefs, ministerial correspondence and program resource documentation.
  • Communicating with key stakeholders and coordinate working groups, committees and consultations to facilitate exchange of information and support program completion in line with agreed plans.
  • Undertaking research and analysis, identifying trends and preparing project briefs, to support informed decision-making and planning.



About you

You are results driven, an excellent communicator, with the ability to drive an agenda and maintain effective working relationships with a range of business clients and government stakeholders.



You will have experience in reviewing, coordinating, and administering grant programs including the ability to manage multiple activities with competing timeframes, meet deadlines and work as part of a team.   



To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Experience supporting the development, implementation and administration of programs and grants. 
  • Demonstrated experience initiating and supporting partnership projects with a range of industry and government stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of government programs, decision processes and probity requirements
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • An understanding of programs related to economic activation.
  • A passion for improving the lives of people living and working in regional NSW.



For further information, please click here to review the role description or contact Maryane Bogovic – Executive Consultant - Policy & Program – Hudson Canberra via 0411 574 140 or email



How to Apply

If this role sounds ideal to you, please apply via our online portal by submitting your resume and a brief cover letter outlining how your skills and experience match what we are looking for.



Applications through email will not be accepted.



Applications close on Sunday 9th May 2021 at 11:55pm



Additional Information

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.

Closing date: May 09, 2021

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