Department of Regional NSW
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Senior Project Officer

Senior Project Officer

  • 496249
  • Governance
  • Planning
  • Policy
  • Projects
  • Multiple opportunities – 2 years fixed term, full time
  • Applications open to all NSW locations with a DRNSW office
  • Competitive salary starting at $113,343pa + Super


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.


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 the role

The Senior Project Officer will manage project, event and/or program activities as required to provide a high level of strategic advice to support the successful delivery of Regional Programs initiatives.


Working as the new Senior Project Officer you will:

  • Provide high quality and timely advice to the Manager / Director regarding projects and programs, events, strategies, risks and issues to keep relevant groups informed and facilitate informed decisions
  • Implement and monitor project operational plans and phases
  • Monitor the budgets and targets of projects, programs and events
  • Scope and prepare project plans, develop briefs, identify stakeholder and interest groups, physical resources, and key milestones, and report on outcomes and evaluation methodology, ensuring consistency with Government objectives.
  • Research and prepare advice in the form of correspondence or briefs to respond to Ministerial, Cabinet, Departmental or community requests.


This role will be providing considered advice and solutions in a high-volume work environment, with competing priorities and deadlines which are often changing and unpredictable.


This role reports to the Programs Manager.


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 and communication with key stakeholders across both public and private sectors.


To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Sound experience in undertaking all aspects of project work – research, development, implementation, review and evaluation
  • An understanding of project governance and risk management methodology
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience supporting client services and project teams, with a focus on execution and delivery
  • Strong self-management and time management
  • Organisational skills to balance competing demands across the team
  • Ability to initiate, develop and implement processes to improve team effectiveness


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 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 (2 pages maximum) that tells us about your relevant skills and experience.


Closing Date – Sunday 24 October 2021, 11:55pm


For further information about this opportunity please contact Ruth Wright on 0456 721 139 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.


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

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