Department of Regional NSW
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Senior Project Officer (Talent Pool)

Senior Project Officer (Talent Pool)

  • 500915
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Science
  • Natural and Physical Science
  • Planning
  • Projects
  • Science and Technology
  • This recruitment is for a ‘talent pool’ for temporary and ongoing Senior Project Officer roles that become available over the next 18 months
  • All locations in Regional NSW considered (Dubbo preferred)
  • Attractive salary from $113,343 to $124,901 + super (Clerk Grade 9/10)

The Regional NSW Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.  

About the role

Are you an experienced and capable Senior Project Officer based in Regional NSW?

We have a number of ongoing and fixed term project-based opportunities coming available over the next 18 months and this recruitment will allow us to identify suitable applicants and develop a talent pool in which we can directly appoint them when an opportunity arises.

Senior Project Officers manage and coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic, business improvement and business as usual projects to support MEG’s operational units in delivering MEG’s strategic objectives and core business activities. 

About you

To be successful in this recruitment you will need:

  • Experience in either planning, natural resource management, project management or public administration in an assessment-based environment.
  • To be able to manage competing priorities and short timeframes ensuring compliance with statutory and policy frameworks while delivering high levels of customer service.

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, then we encourage you to apply!

Compliance with pre-employment probity screening is mandatory and a condition of engagement.


About us

The Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW) was formed in April 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. At the Department, we are focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales with thriving natural environments and strong primary industries. We are the stewards of our state’s physical and environmental assets - both natural and built - and we work hard every day to ensure New South Wales continues to flourish.

Mining, Exploration and Geoscience (MEG) sets strategic policy for the state’s mineral and energy resources, gathers, analyses and disseminates geoscientific information, and assesses and determines applications for mineral and petroleum titles for exploration activities and extractive uses.

Mining, Exploration and Geoscience is committed to delivering strong and quality outcomes, with the vision of our minerals and petroleum resources generating prosperity for the people of NSW.


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.  


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. 


Apply now

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter telling us why you’re a great fit.

If you would like to hear more about this role, please contact Simone Wade on

For more information please view the full role description.


Applications close 11:55pm, Wednesday 5 October 2022

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