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Senior Project Officer

Senior Project Officer

  • 502652
  • Community
  • Projects
  • Multiple full-time opportunities available up to 2 years (job share and part time may also be considered)
  • Location: Willing to consider candidates across all NSW locations. Preference will be given to candidates based regionally, with a focus on Queanbeyan, Armidale, Dubbo and Coffs Harbour. 
  • Salary from $116,211pa to $128,061pa + Super (Clerk Grade 9/10)
  • 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.

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. The 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 our team

Our 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 wellbeing for regional NSW. Our programs and staff are focused on growing regional economies, communities and employment  and improving quality of life for regional communities.

More detailed information about our teams can be found on the Regional NSW website by clicking here.

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 in order to achieve outcomes of projects, programs and events.

Working as a Senior Project Officer, 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 of managing or coordinating a small team including helping junior team members to grow and expand their knowledge.

Essential Requirements

Appropriate tertiary qualifications or equivalent, relevant professional experience and training.

How to Apply?

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your relevant skills and experience to succeed in the roles.

To find out more about this role, please contact Kalina Koloff at kalina.koloff@regional.nsw.gov.au or view the role description

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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