Classification: Environment Officer Class 8
Employment Status: Temporary Full-Time
Duration: ASAP Up to 36 Months

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  • Are you passionate about driving sustainability within the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors.
  • We are looking to fill two vacancies within the NSW Government’s leading sustainability program – Sustainability Advantage.
  • Join this dynamic team, within the Office of Environment’s Sustainability Programs Branch to work with some of NSW’s sustainability leaders.

The Department of Planning and Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW.

The Department’s vision: Planning for a 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

Agency overview:
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

Regional Operations Group delivers integrated and customer focused services at the regional and local level to strengthen communities and partnerships across NSW. This includes services, programs and grants to support land use planning, threatened species, native vegetation, education, community engagement, energy efficiency, volunteering, environmental water management, coast and flood protection, compliance and enforcement, adapting to a changing climate and private land conservation.

Primary purpose of the role: Deliver and develop state-wide sustainability programs for relevant business, government, community and/or household sectors that are compliant with organisational and legislative requirements, are engaging and supported by the relevant sector, and are optimised to achieve sustainability outcomes.

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

Role description

Application Guide

Applying for a role in the NSW public Sector

Job Notes: This role is within the NSW Government’s leading business sustainability program, Sustainability Advantage. The program assists medium to large organisation to embed sustainability at the core of their business strategy. We are seeking strong client engagement and relationship management skills to drive best practice in sustainability, with a focus on innovation for long-term competitive advantage. You will need to be able to demonstrate an understanding of the current challenges businesses face and a demonstrated ability of how to successfully implement sustainability activities within their operations.

 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.


To Apply:

Click HERE and follow the instructions.
  • 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. Please provide an example when you have worked on a project to progress an organisation’s sustainability activities.  How did you ensure effective project management and implementation?

Q2. Identify key sustainability challenges over the next 3-5 years within a particular business or Government sector you have recently worked with.  Describe how you would use problem solving and collaboration skills to help them overcome these challenges.

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 behaviour indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)

OEH is committed to providing a flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace.

We are also committed to offering flexible work arrangements where possible. Candidates should discuss options available for this role with the hiring manager.

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