Department of Regional NSW
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Senior Project Officer (Disability targeted process)

Senior Project Officer (Disability targeted process)

  • 499920
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Community
  • Projects
  • Disability targeted recruitment process
  • Two positions available - fulltime ongoing and 2 year contract
  • Location – South East NSW (Headquarters - Queanbeyan NSW)
  • Attractive salary starting from $113,343pa + super and leave entitlements


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: these positions are targeted to people who identify as having a Disability, mainstream applications will also be considered.

About us
Part of the Department of Regional NSW, Regional Development and Programs ensures representation of regional NSW perspectives in decision making and plays a crucial community-facing leadership role to support improved outcomes in economic development and community wellbeing for regional NSW.

Regional Development works with State and Local Government agencies, regional communities, business and other stakeholders to drive the NSW Government’s regional priorities and deliver better outcomes for the people living and working in regional NSW.

About the role
The role of Senior Project Officer, within the Regional Development South East team manages and coordinates the development, implementation, and evaluation of regional projects and placed based work that supports the achievement of organisational objectives to make regional NSW an even better place to live and work.

As a Senior Project Officer, you will:

  • Develop, manage and implement a range of place based projects and initiatives.
  • Establish and maintain stakeholder relationships through effective communication, negotiation and issues management to engage stakeholders and ensure project deliverables are met.
  • Monitor and evaluate all aspects of project implementation
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with government agencies and key stakeholders
  • Represent government policy and direction to stakeholder groups
  • Manage internal and external consultations and negotiations on projects and initiatives.


About you
You are proactive, results driven and a team player, with the ability to drive an agenda, maintain effective stakeholder relationships, manage multiple competing priorities and meet deadlines in a challenging, fast-paced and highly rewarding government department.

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Experience in managing consultations and negotiations with diverse stakeholders within agreed timelines, given their varying expectations, viewpoints and interests
  • Experience in achieving project deadlines and milestones to the required standards within budget, given the need to simultaneously coordinate and deliver multiple projects which are often complex and interconnected
  • A working knowledge and awareness of economic and community issues affecting rural and regional NSW
  • Current Drivers Licence and willingness to travel.

If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are passionate about creating a more prosperous Regional 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 (ideally no more than 2 pages) that tells us about your relevant skills and experience.

Application Closing Date – 11:55pm Sunday, 21 August 2022.

For further information about this opportunity, please view the role description or contact Anna Wyllie, Director Regional South East on anna.wyllie@regional.nsw.gov.au

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.

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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