Department of Regional NSW
Picture of a golden sunlit landscape in Queanbeyan area. Gumtrees in foreground, blue sky and river in background.

Project Support Officer

Project Support Officer

  • 495604
  • Administration and Clerical

This role will provide a range of administrative, finance and support services to facilitate business operations.


  • Temporary two year opportunity
  • Grade 1/2 
  • Role based in Newcastle
  • Entry pathway for recent school leavers
  • Work rotation designed to expose you to different work streams
  • Salary from $66,298 plus super and leave loading + flex time


Who we are

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 business.


We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability.  We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services.  We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace.  If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.


About the role

In this role, you will undertake a range of routine and administrative tasks with support and guidance. You will work as a member of the team to deliver accurate and consistent work outputs across a range of work streams in one or more of the following:


  • Finance Management
  • Resources Management
  • Contract Management & Procurement Management
  • Records Management
  • Business Development


About You

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic recent school leaver who is interested in starting their career in business operations.  You will be completing Year 12 or have completed Year 12 in the previous 3 years. 


To be successful in this role you will:

  • be client focused and bring energy to all that you do
  • have excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • enjoy working as part of a team and collaborating while having the ability to think independently and find better ways to do things
  • be organised and able to effectively manage your time and balance competing priorities
  • have a proven interest in technology and be comfortable working in Microsoft Applications, including Outlook, Excel and Word
  • hold a valid NSW Driver’s Licence and a willingness to drive.


About us

Public Works Advisory (PWA) is part of the Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW), and supports local and state government agencies to deliver critical infrastructure initiatives by providing expert advisory, planning, design, delivery and support services.  There’s nothing abstract about what we do. Just look around. Our work is in the hospitals, dams, water treatment plants and high schools – the real foundations of prosperous communities.  Every day we help shape the ambitious projects that bring progress to more people in NSW. From forging a more sustainable relationship with the land around us, to engineering the big ideas of the future. In every challenge we see the chance to build stronger and more connected communities. We do this by developing solutions that show creativity and grassroots ingenuity, providing impartial advice and support at all levels of government and the private sector, and partnering with experts to maximise the benefits of our knowledge and experience.


In PWA offices all over the state, you’ll find local expertise for local issues. We uncover the best talent, scrutinise cost and risk, and bridge the gap between private sector and government. By managing these nuances, projects we work on don’t just get done, they become benchmarks others aspire to.


Applying for the role

Apply by submitting a current resume and a one-page cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.


For more information about the role, please click here to view the role description.


If you have any questions about the role please contact Susanne Cafe, on 0411 593 842 or via


Closing Date:  Thursday 21 October 2021 at 11:55pm


Additional Information

A recruitment talent 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 18 months.


Please note that NSW Government expects all NSW government sector employees who can be safely vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine to do so.


Apply here

Refer someone to this job

Not You?

You will now be directed to the apply page to complete your application.

Recommended for you

2 x Special Project Officer - Technology

496098 Dubbo NSW Australia Dubbo Strategy Performance & Industry Develop Information and Communications Technology
The Special Project Officer (Information Management) performs project management support, business and data analyst activities contributing to the management of a large and varied range of MEG projects (including ICT) including quality control and...

Senior Agriculture Advisor

496251 Bega. Berry. Braidwood. Cooma. Goulburn. Yass NSW Australia Bega. Berry. Braidwood. Cooma. Goulburn. Yass Regional Operations Agriculture, Environmental
Excellent opportunity for Senior Agriculture Advisors to be a part of agricultural production programs and make an impact on regional NSW.

Manager Finance and Reporting

496094 Dubbo NSW Australia Dubbo Strategic Advice & Coordination Accounting and Financial
The opportunity has come for an experienced and dedicated Manager, Finance and Reporting to join the team at MEG. We are looking for a strong leader to provide strategic advice and manage the finance and business reporting functions for the MEG Gr...

Fisheries Technician

496358 Huskisson NSW Australia Huskisson DPI Fisheries Estuary, Field Officer, Marine and Coastal Management
Support research that contributes to the NSW Marine Estate Management Strategy (Greater Sydney Region & wider NSW coast)

Executive Officer

496100 Armidale. Coffs Harbour. Dubbo. Maitland. Queanbeyan NSW Australia Armidale. Coffs Harbour. Dubbo. Maitland. Queanbeyan Strategy Performance & Industry Develop Administration and Clerical
We are looking for a passionate and dedicated Executive Officer to work closely with the Executive Director of the Mining Exploration and Geoscience branch.

Assistant Policy Officer

496096 Armidale. Coffs Harbour. Dubbo. Queanbeyan NSW Australia Armidale. Coffs Harbour. Dubbo. Queanbeyan Resources Regulator Policy
We are looking for a passionate and dedicated Assistant Policy Officer to undertake a range of research, analysis and administration activities within the Mining Exploration and Geoscience branch.

Apply Now

Refer someone to this job

Not You?

You will now be directed to the apply page to complete your application.