Department of Regional NSW
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Project & Policy Officer

Project & Policy Officer

  • 495430
  • Planning
  • Policy
  • Projects
  • Ongoing full time
  • Office Location Options - Queanbeyan, Armidale, Dubbo or Coffs Harbour
  • Annual salary starting from $97,443 + plus super
  • Clerk Grade 7/8
  • Make an impact on the lives of people in Regional NSW


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 was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues.


About the Role

The Project & Policy Officer will contribute to the management and implementation of a range of knowledge management, business analysis, performance measurement and reporting projects for the Regional Development Branch in the Office of the Executive Director.


Key responsibilities for the Project & Policy Officer role include, but not limited to:

  • Contribute to projects and processes to monitor operational performance to meet the strategic needs
  • Coordinate consultative processes to capture, analyse and report performance
  • Manage specific systems and process activities
  • Source, collate and compile data and information to identify emerging issues
  • Provide timely advice to internal stakeholders on planning, performance monitoring, business analysis and system improvement
  • Actively contribute to the team's objectives and identified outcomes


The reporting line for Project & Policy Officer role can vary between branches.


About You

You are a result driven team player seeking a project-based role. You will be an excellent communicator, with the ability to support the Project Team in driving the projects agenda and maintain effective working relationships with a range of business clients and government stakeholders.


Essential requirements

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications or equivalent, relevant professional experience and training.


If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are interested in 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 and a cover letter that tells us about your relevant skills and experience.


Application Closing Date – Thursday, 29 July 2021 11:55pm

For further information about this opportunity please contact Louise McMeeking, Executive Director Regional Development on 0408 835 647 or via  or click here to view the role description.


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: Jul 29, 2021

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