Senior Project Officer

NSW Government

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 12/09/2018

Job Category:

Science & Technology / Environmental

Job description:

Job Title: Senior Project Officer
Job Grade / Classification: Clerk Grade 9/10
Employment Type: Full time, Temporary up to 2 years
Location: Parramatta

• Experience and knowledge in fire management and mitigation and other incident related tasks.
• Review and develop existing guidelines to ecological sustainable fire management as policy foundation for strategic fire and environmental risk management.
• Design monitoring and evaluation tools that demonstrate the efficacy of fire management and mitigation programs to NPWS Fire planners, managers and the executive.

Agency overview
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 NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is a part of the Planning and Environment Cluster. It aims to enrich life in NSW by helping the community to conserve and enjoy our environment and heritage. For more information go to  

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
Manages and coordinates the development, implementation and evaluation of diverse and complex projects, ensuring completion within required deadlines, quality standards and at or below budgets to support the achievement of Divisional and OEH strategic and operational objectives.

Essential requirements
• Project management skills and experience with an understanding of contemporary best practice in procurement, tendering and contract preparation, in managing project teams, consultants and contractors, and in applying environmental safety and risk management policies and systems.
• Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and reviewing strategic plans, policies and programs, and in providing strategic and operational advice and recommendations to senior management.
• Appropriate tertiary qualifications or demonstrated equivalent, relevant professional experience.

Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application:
Role description
Application Guide
Applying for a role in the NSW public Sector

Statement of Works

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

The NPWS is a non smoking workplace and smoking is not permitted in national parks.

To Apply:
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. Please describe an example where you relied on other people or other organisations to help resolve an issue or support a project. How did you build cooperation and ensured information sharing across the team or agencies? 

Q2. Please provide an example where you were required to research and analyse information to develop a complex project plan. How did you identify risks & issues and monitor performance?

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: Wednesday, 26 September 2018 at 11:59pm.

Should you require further information about the role please contact; Eric Claussen 0408 702 732 if you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process please contact Soraya Kauhiva (02) 9585 6861.


Please refer to the role description.