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Senior Project Officer Science Strategy

Senior Project Officer Science Strategy

  • 502447
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Projects
  • Science and Technology

Department of Primary Industries, Strategy and Engagement division are currently seeking a Senior Project Officer Science Strategy to join their high performing and highly dedicated team!

  • Ongoing full-time opportunity
  • Located at Menangle NSW with other Regional NSW locations considered
  • Offering a salary range from $134,411.00 - $137,095.00p.a. + superannuation

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.

About Us 

The Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW) was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The Department has 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.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) supports the development of profitable primary industries that create a more prosperous NSW and contributes to a better environment through the sustainable use of natural resources.

About the role

The Senior Project Officer Science Strategy leads the development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of strategic project objectives, working with a broad range of staff and stakeholders to identify challenges and opportunities relevant to DPI’s R&D portfolio and to achieve outcomes that are based on sound science and that support organisational objectives.

In this role your key accountabilities will be to:

  • Lead the development and delivery of project objectives within a portfolio of complex projects, including project planning and reporting and identifying appropriate collaborators, governance structures and required resources, to enable the delivery of scientific and organisational outcomes on time, on budget and to highest quality.
  • Develop and implement strategies and tools for the continuous monitoring and evaluation of project objectives, including assessment of project progress, quality measures, effectiveness and impact.
  • Identify emerging project issues, develop contingencies and present recommendations to support project delivery in line with established plans, budgets, timeframes, policy objectives and other project priorities.
  • Integrate technical information and formulate expert advice for internal purposes, and externally if directed.
  • Exercise foresight to identify, assess and analyse challenges and opportunities relevant to DPI strategic plan and R&D portfolio, and work across the Unit and more broadly to identify innovative and practical resolutions and plans.
  • Work effectively within and across internal and external teams, and with stakeholders, to optimise scientific inputs, identify and mitigate risks, maximise opportunities, deliver milestones and outcomes.
  • Use effective communication, collaboration, analysis and negotiation to establish agreed positions on complex matters, identify and manage issues; escalate issues where required.

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All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability for this position.

If you would like to hear more about this role, please contact Dr Deborah Hailstones on 0438 213 768 or at deborah.hailstones@dpi.nsw.gov.au. View role description.

Applications close on Sunday, 29 January 2023 11:55pm

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.

Why work for Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW)? 

Exciting career pathways and opportunities 

We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW Government. 

Wellbeing

Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people. 

Our people

Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including - public works, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of Regional NSW we invite you to become part of our story.

Inclusion and Flexible Working

We strive to reflect the community we serve and encourage our people to explore new ways of working across Regional NSW. We are open to arrangements that help individuals balance their work and life commitments. We embrace difference and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

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