Department of Regional NSW
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Project Support Officer

Project Support Officer

  • 499160
  • Construction and Architecture
  • Projects
  • Multiple Temporary roles, up to 3 years
  • LOCATION:  Regional NSW 
  • While we work flexibly, there will be an expectation that you will live within a reasonable distance to one of our office locations to frequent the office minimum 3 days per week.
  • Salary range from $87,493.00 to $96,540.00 plus super and leave loading


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.

We 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. 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 us

Public Works 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 Public Works 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.

About the role

We are currently seeking Project Support Officers to join Public Works within the Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW).  The Project Support Officers will be part of our Grant Program Assurance Team and others will join the newly created Infrastructure Coordination Office, which supports the reconstruction efforts for the Northern Rivers region following the devastating 2022 flood events..

Project Support Officers support and assist project managers and project assurance managers with a range of project and business tasks to enable delivery of annual programs of project delivery and grant program assurance for public assets, working with internal and external clients and partners within government.  

Roles will cover a variety of project and business support functions including financial, resourcing, records management and procurement to contribute to the efficient operation of the team.  

About you

To be successful in this role, our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or relevant industry experience in project management, office administration, human resources, management, finance or related discipline.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to compose correspondence, agendas and minutes.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple deliverables simultaneously; strong time and project management skills.
  • High level expertise in records management and MS Suite, including Word, Excel and Power Point, One Drive, Share-point and TRIM.
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence and willingness to drive to and work in remote locations which may include overnight stays.

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


Applying for the role

Apply by submitting a current resume and a one-page cover letter outlining your relevant skills, experience and capabilities, and your answer to the targeted questions below.

  • What location/s would you be interested in working in?
  • Which of your previous roles did you enjoy the most, and why? (200 words)
  • Apply by submitting a current resume and brief 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.

    Additionally, if you would like to hear more about these roles please contact Lezel Boyd, 0437157749 or

    Closing Date:  Sunday 22 May 2022 at 11:55pm

    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.

    All Department of Regional NSW employees are required:

    • To be fully vaccinated of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine and; or
    • an approved ongoing medical contraindication.

    You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing a role.

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