10 Jan 2019

Full-Time Project Officer – Hunter Valley

Office of Environment and Heritage – Hunter Region

Job Description

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 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.
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 www.environment.nsw.gov.au

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.

About the Role

The Project Officer will be responsible for coordinating strategic projects identified by the Worimi Conservation Lands Board and National Parks and Wildlife Service, which include but are not limited to:
preparing a business plan to implement the Plan of Management for the next five to ten years, with input from other staff and the Board, focussing on:
staffing, training and employment opportunities
commercial operations and financial planning
implementing the Board’s cultural awareness policy
a review, identifying the effects and possible mitigation measures of sand extraction operations adjacent to the Worimi Conservation Lands
coordinating the Worimi History Project and the introduction of the Cultural Awareness Program on the Worimi Conservation Lands.
Experience working with local aboriginal communities would be an advantage

Essential requirements
Appropriate tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent relevant working experience in project management
Experience in development and delivery of projects, including the development of project plans, monitoring of project timelines, budgets and reporting requirements, and contract administration.

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

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility:
At the Planning and Environment Cluster, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to the success of our business and are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the communities of NSW.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Good to know:
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. From your experience, what do you see as the key steps in developing a successful business plan? Please outline your scope, challenges and key outcomes?

Q2. Delivering results and working collaboratively are key responsibilities of the Project Officer role. Please describe a time when you had to manage a complex project with tight timeframes and conflicting priorities.
What contributed to its complexity?
What strategies did you implement to address these challenges?
How did you establish and maintain collaboration with key stakeholders?

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.)

Applications Close: Thursday, 24 January 2019 at 11:59pm

Should you require further information about the role please contact; Andrew.bond@environment.nsw.gov.au if you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process please contact Soraya Kauhiva (02) 9585 6861.

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Location Central & North Coasts – Newcastle & Hunter Valley-Port Macquarie & Mid-North Coast
Work Type Full-time
Number of Positions 1
Total Remuneration Package: Package includes salary ($94,782 – $104,918), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact Andrew Bond – 02 4984 8200
Closing Date 24-Jan-2019
Job Category Project management
Organisation Office of Environment and Heritage

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