Project Officer, Threatened Species (SoS)

NSW Government

NSW - Other, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 12/07/2018

Job Category:

Primary Industry / Conservation & Environment

Job description:

Role Title: Project Officer, Threatened Species (SOS)

Classification: Clerk Grade 5/6
Employment Status: Temporary Full-Time up to 36 Months
Location: Jindabyne

• Opportunity to join a NPWS team responsible for the delivery of on-ground Saving our Species conservation projects.

• Work closely with other OEH practitioners to deliver and report on outcomes for threatened species conservation.

• This position will suit a person with excellent project management and communication skills with a passion for the implementation of biodiversity conservation projects.

The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. The Department is going through an exciting period of organisational and operational change.

The Department’s vision – “Planning for growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment” – provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment.

The Department’s two related agencies - the Office of Environment & Heritage and the Office of Local Government - support the conservation and protection of the environment and an effective local government sector in NSW. Several other entities associated with the Department include the Environment Protection Authority, statutory trusts responsible for zoos, parks and gardens, independent assessment and planning bodies, and development corporations.

National Parks and Wildlife Service manages, conserves and cares for land in national parks and reserves. NPWS links customer, conservation and cultural outcomes in a sustainable way by building participation in the management and use of parks.

Primary purpose of the role:
Undertake works and coordinate and supervise the work of staff, contractors and volunteers for the effective and efficient delivery of priority threatened species programs to achieve corporate objectives in conservation and biodiversity management under the Saving Our Species (SOS) Program.

Essential requirements

Experience working in the field of conservation or threatened species, and knowledge of the principles of threatened species conservation in the context of reserved land.

Demonstrated experience in operational works relevant to the role, and ability to supervise and carry out all duties safely in accordance with WHS requirements.

Demonstrated administrative and organisational skills and capacity for working with various software programs, including ability to use the agency’s financial, asset management and procurement systems.

Current class C driver’s licence and willingness to obtain a 4WD operation certificate

You must read the following documents prior to preparing your application:

Role description

Application Guide

Applying for a role in the NSW public Sector

To Apply:
Click the APPLY button at the end of this advertisement
Provide your personal information as prompted
Attach your resume that sets out your education, work history and other facts about yourself that relate to the role (maximum of 4 pages);
Attach a cover letter that is relevant to the role (maximum of 1 page).
Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000 character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter.

Q1. Describe a threatened species or biodiversity conservation project that you were responsible for the planning, delivery and monitoring. How did you organise your time and resources to complete the project?

Q2. Please provide an example that best illustrates how you developed and implemented partnerships with a range of organisations and stakeholders related to a biodiversity conservation project?
What outcomes did you achieve through your communication and engagement efforts?

Job Notes:
A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from OEH and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12 month period.

NPWS is a non smoking workplace and smoking is not permitted in the National Parks.

The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)

Our commitment to diversity:
The Department of Planning and Environment values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with a disability.

Applications Close: Sunday, 29 July 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Should you require further information about the role please contact; Mel Schroder on 0428118498. If you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process please contact Benafsha Panthaki (02) 9585 6869


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