Department of Regional NSW
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Regional Business Officer

Regional Business Officer

  • 500387
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Projects

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.

  • Temporary, Full-time role available until June 2024
  • Location – Dubbo NSW
  • Attractive salary starting from $74,117pa + superannuation + leave entitlements
  • Clerk Grade 3/4

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.

About Us

The Office of Regional Economic Development (ORED) leads business attraction, promotion and strategy across regional NSW. We are recognised as the only fully dedicated regional Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) in Australia and a leader in the field. We provide a range of tailor-made facilitation and information services to investors that are looking to establish or expand in regional NSW to drive economic development and create sustainable jobs.

The Opportunity

The Regional Business Officer coordinates and undertakes agreed project activities that contribute to the successful delivery of key projects on time, within budget, and in accordance with relevant objectives, policies and procedures. The role also provides high level administrative support to the Executive Director and associated team. Key responsibilities for the Regional Business Officer include:

  • Provide accurate and efficient administration activities to support projects and programs that are coordinated by the office to deliver on region specific and state-wide initiatives.
  • Track official departmental correspondence through the departmental electronic document system
  • Assist in the coordination of specific regional events and visits, including coordination of logistics, preparation of programs, invitations, briefing notes and other documents, and liaise with stakeholders to contribute to the delivery of professional and high quality services. Role Description Regional Business Officer
  • Manage transportation, catering, logistics, volunteers and technical production requirements, contracts, run sheets, schedules and the preparation of event operations manuals to support the successful and safe staging of events and ceremonies.
  •  Prepare various forms of written correspondence to internal and external stakeholders ensuring accuracy and a high quality of presentation in line with Departmental guidelines.
  •  Assist in handling day-to-day internal and external inquiries and where appropriate direct to the relevant staff member.
  •  Manage work priorities and assignments effectively, ensuring deadlines are achieved and provide an excellent standard of administrative and related support services to the team.

This role reports to the Executive Director and the preferred location is Dubbo, NSW. Other locations in regional NSWwill be considered for the right person.

If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are passionate about making a difference to communities in s regional NSW, we would love to hear from you!

Applying for the Role

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

Applicants are encouraged to contact Ian Smith, Executive Director, Regional Development, via  for further information on the role Please view the full role Description

Application Closing Date – 11:55 pm, Monday, 15 August 2022.

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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