Department of Regional NSW
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Project Officer - Youth Programs

Project Officer - Youth Programs

  • 499925
  • Community
  • Projects
  • Opportunity for temporary, full time role until 30 June 2023
  • Job Location: Far West NSW region
  • Attractive salary starting from $99,431pa + Super and leave entitlements
  • Work on exciting youth projects in an innovative and collaborative environment, positively influencing the lives of youth in regional NSW.

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 and is focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales 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.

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

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.

About the role

In the role of Project Officer, you will support, influence and coordinate the development and implementation of a range of project management activities and initiatives. You will work as part of an innovative and collaborative team in the Office for Regional Youth to achieve key program objectives and positive life changing outcomes for youth in regional NSW communities.

Working as a Project Officer, you will:

  • Provide a range of project management and support services, including preparing and maintaining project documentation and ministerial correspondence, coordinating resources, and implementing and monitoring project plans to achieve key project outcomes.
  • Undertake research and analysis, identifying trends and preparing project briefs, to support informed decision-making and planning.
  • Communicate with key stakeholders and coordinate working groups, committees and consultations to support information exchange and successful project completion.
  • Source, collate and compile data and information to identify emerging issues and track and report on project progress against established milestones and deliverables.

About you

You are proactive, results driven and a team player, with the ability to drive an agenda, maintain effective stakeholder relationships, manage multiple competing priorities and meet deadlines in a challenging, fast-paced and highly rewarding government department.

You are passionate about youth issues and initiatives and motivated to increase opportunities and improve the lives of young people living and working in regional NSW communities.

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate:

  • 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
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • An understanding of programs related to youth initiatives.

If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are passionate about creating a more prosperous Regional NSW, we would love to hear from you!

Applying for the Role

To apply, please attach a copy of your CV (maximum 4 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) that tells us about your relevant skills and experience.

Application Closing Date – 11:55pm 10 July 2022.

For further information about this opportunity, please view the role description or contact Adam McLean, Youth Community Coordinator on 0499 575 546 or via 

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.

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