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Regional Programs Senior Project Officer (Disability Targeted)

Regional Programs Senior Project Officer (Disability Targeted)

  • 502738
  • Accounting and Financial
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Community
  • Projects

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  • Multiple full-time opportunities available for up to 2 years (job share and part time may also be considered)
  • Hybrid work environment on offer - all NSW locations considered. Preference will be given to candidates based regionally, with a focus on Queanbeyan, Armidale, Dubbo and Coffs Harbour. 
  • Salary starting from $116,211pa + super
  • Be part of a dedicated, passionate team who are serious about making a real, meaningful difference to the people and communities of regional NSW

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.

Please note: This is a Disability targeted process and only open to applications from candidates who identify as having a Disability.

About Us:
Part of the Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW), the Regional Programs branch ensures sector excellence and leadership in the design, delivery and evaluation of programs to support social and economic outcomes for regional NSW through the administration of the $3bn Regional Growth Fund. Our work is structured and procedural with a focus on strong governance, quality systems and transparency in government administration. 

We play a crucial leadership role that supports improved outcomes in economic development and community well-being for regional NSW. Our programs and staff are focused on growing regional economies, communities and employment and improving quality of life for regional communities.

The Opportunity:
As a seasoned project management professional, the provision of exceptional strategic advice in this role exhilarates you. You will play an integral role in supporting the successful delivery of Branch initiatives to achieve outcomes of projects, programs, and events.

Working as a Senior Project Officer in this fast-paced role, your day will consist of (but not be limited to):

  • Advice – Use your honed communication skills to provide high quality advice to the Manager/Director regarding projects.
  • Collaboration – Build and maintain effective working relationships across the public sector and with relevant groups to facilitate informed decisions.
  • Research – Prepare advice in the form of correspondence or briefs to Ministerial, Departmental or community requests.
  • Grant management – Ensure adherence to DRNSW process and the Grants Administration Guide including the collection and maintenance of data.
  • Leadership – Provide support and guidance in order to develop junior team members.

What We Can Offer You

  • Meaningful and rewarding work with opportunities to contribute to your community, achieve your professional goals, and maintain a work-life balance.
  • Flexibility (including hybrid working) a 35-hour working week plus generous parental support, health and wellbeing & employee assistance programs.
  • A job with us means you can deliver with impact, connect to what matters and live your way! Watch this video to find out more.

About You:
Project work excites you and, as such, you have a high level of experience in the research, development, implementation, review, and evaluation stages of projects.

Working with people is one of the best parts of your role which shows in your experience managing or coordinating a small team (including helping junior team members to grow and expand their knowledge).

How to Apply?
So if you want to take your project management skills to the next level and are passionate about regional communities and the unique issues they face then we want to hear from you!

Apply by submitting a current resume and cover letter (ideally no more than 2 pages) outlining why you are interested in these roles and how your relevant skills and experience will help you to succeed.

For handy hints on developing your application and interviewing for roles in the NSW Public Sector you can watch this video. You can also access the Public Service Commission Capability application tool.

Have any questions? Please contact Kalina Koloff via kalina.koloff@regional.nsw.gov.au or 0413 926 688. You can also view the role description.  

If you require adjustments in completing your application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the recruitment selection process, please let us know so we can assist. You can contact Jodi Arthur, Disability Recruitment Specialist by phone, text, or email - 0438 740 588, jodi.arthur@regional.nsw.gov.au.

Applications close on 11:55pm Sunday, 5 February 2023.

We will review applications once the advertisement period has closed. Our process includes at least one assessment task (which could be via video, written responses or presentations) and an in-person (or video) interview. Other checks will include reference checking prior to any appointments being made. We would ideally like to have our selected candidates start early in late February or early March 2023.

Additional Information:
A recruitment 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 eighteen months. 

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