Job Title:  Senior Project Officer (multiple roles)

Job Grade / Classification:  Environment Officer Grade 10

Employment Type: Full time. Part time will be considered. Temporary to June 2021.

Location:  Sydney CBD and Parramatta

  • Do you have excellent stakeholder engagement and project management skills?
  • Are you passionate about sustainability or saving energy? 

Agency overview

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is a part of the Planning and Environment Cluster. It works to connect communities to conservation and culture to deliver great outcomes for the environment and heritage. For more information go to www.environment.nsw.gov.au

About the Role:

The Sustainability Programs Branch of OEH has recently received NSW Government funding over several years to deliver multiple new energy efficiency programs and maintain momentum on existing prorgams. We are an established Branch of around 120 committed people delivering great sustainability program outcomes for households, businesses and the community.

We are looking for several Senior Project Officers to help us design, establish and lead the delivery these exciting new programs. The right people will be great collaborators and enthusiastic about sustainability and striving towards a net zero carbon future. You will need to have knowledge and experience in sustainability or energy efficiency (working in private, public or community sector), along with excellent stakeholder management, communication and project management skills.

Primary purpose of the role

Lead the development, implementation, delivery and evaluation of projects and programs across business, government, community and/or household sectors which are effective, innovative and meet priority objectives whilst demonstrating good value for public expenditure and achieving sustainability outcomes.

Please click here to access information about this role and to apply 

Job Notes

A Recruitment Pool may be established for further Senior Project Officer roles in the Sustainability Programs Branch, and for future roles with similar focus capabilities across OEH, DPE and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period.

Essential requirements

  • Superior demonstrated knowledge of the operational and strategic requirements for successful delivery of sustainability programs in the context of contemporary government policies processes and procedures and community attitudes.
  • Extensive experience in planning, implementing and evaluating environmental sustainability programs to achieve priority objectives.
  • Proven ability in influencing stakeholders to take action on delivering sustainability outcomes.

To Apply 

There are multiple Senior Project Officer roles currently available as outlined in the document Sustainability Programs Branch and the types of roles available. Within the branch, we actively manage mobility between teams to help meet individuals’ aspirations and development needs, and meet business needs. Please indicate your interest in the online application questions.

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 the project that you have personally managed of which you are most proud. What challenges did you overcome, and what was the outcome?

Q2. Outline a situation where you have had to anticipate emerging risks and opportunities in planning for the delivery of longer term project or program. How did you address the risks and opportunities and ensure the project or program was aligned with organisational goals? 

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 12thSeptember 2018 at 11:59pm.

Please apply through I Work For NSW

Should you require further information about the roles please contact; Ben Cirulis (02) 8837 6344 (or ben.cirulis@environment.nsw.gov.au).