• Job Title: Project Officer
  • Job Grade / Classification:  Environment Officer Class 8
  • Employment Type: Full Time, Temporary (up to 3 years)
  • Location:  Haymarket – Please note this role will be moving to Parramatta end of 2019

Agency overview

Communities and Greater Sydney Delivery brings together functions which support our communities to be thriving, sustainable and resilient. The Division seeks to strengthen communities and partnerships across NSW through programs and grants for energy efficiency, sustainability, climate change adaptation, coast and flood protection. It has a strong focus on liveability issues in Greater Sydney, including protecting cultural heritage and urban biodiversity, and strategic biodiversity planning.

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.

About the Role:

A rare opportunity to work in a State Government – funded role, on a program with a national reach. The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) measures the environmental performance of Australian buildings, tenancies and homes. Over the next 5 years we plan to significantly expand the reach of NABERS and double the number of NABERS ratings by driving uptake and improving our existing tools.

In this role you will perform a dual function to;

  1. Support stakeholder engagement to increase uptake of the NABERS program
  2. Develop communications for the NABERS team

Primary purpose of the role

The Project Officer performs project management and support activities to contribute to the development and delivery of a range of projects in line with established objectives. The Project Officer also assists with the evaluation and development of operational processes, guidelines, procedures and supporting materials to support the business.

Essential requirements:

Proven project management skills including the demonstrated ability to deliver agreed outcomes, and demonstrated time management and organizational skills, with proven ability to prioritise competing demands

To be successful in the role, ideally you will have:

  • Exceptional written communication skills with proven experience developing effective communication material.
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills.

Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application:

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.

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 outline your experience creating communication materials to achieve an outcome for a project. How did you assess the effectiveness of the material and would you have done anything differently if you had to start over?

Q2. Describe a time where you have had to influence or negotiate with a stakeholder to achieve an outcome? What approach did you take and what was the outcome?

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: Sunday 17th February 2019 at 11:59pm.

Should you require further information about the role please contact; Alberta McAteer (02) 9995 5407.

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