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Senior Project Officer

NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment - Sydney, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Exciting opportunity for an experience Senior Project Officer, with natural and cultural heritage planning experience and demonstrated operational experience in fire management, to join National Parks and Wildlife Service Park Operations

  • The role is located in Glenbrook
  • The role involves regular travel within the Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee LGAs
  • Starting salary of $111,077 + super and leave loading
  • Temporary Employment up to 30 months with the possibility of extension or conversion to ongoing appointment
  • Great opportunity to work with National Parks and Wildlife Service
About The Role

This unique role is a blend of strategic and operational work, with a focus on delivery of key projects and fire, conservation, visitor and park management programs.

The Senior Project Officer will provide operational and planning leadership in park program areas of visitor, fire and pest management. You will communicate with a range of stakeholders to provide status updates and maintain best practice.

To be successful in the role it would be an asset to have some of the below;
  • Experience leading a team in line with the project plans and objectives.
  • Experience in development and delivery of programs and projects
  • Leadership competency in incident management, bushfire control and the conduct of prescribed burn. Demonstrated competency in prescribed burn planning.
  • Demonstrated experience in environmental impact review planning and assessment and conservation and cultural heritage program planning.
  • Experience in law enforcement and knowledge and understanding of the regulatory framework.
  • Current Driver’s Licence and ability to operate four-wheel-drive vehicles.
  • Willingness to fly in light aircraft and preparedness and ability to be involved in incident management duties including firefighting.
  • The role is physically demanding and the requirements of a specific medical will need to be met
(Ability to carry out frontline firefighting duties and support roles including ability to obtain and maintain certification as a crew member or higher)

For more information about the role contact Glenn Meade, Manager Area Park Operations on Glenn.Meade@environment.nsw.gov.au or on 0428 475 880 or click here to view the Role Description.

Agency Overview

At the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) we are focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales with thriving natural environments, strong primary industries and bustling urban centres. We are the stewards of our state’s physical and environmental assets - both natural and built - and we work hard every day to ensure New South Wales continues to flourish.

For further information about NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service view our website .

How To Apply

Apply by answering all pre-screening questions, submitting a current resume and a one page cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Applications Close: Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 11:55pm.

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

Our commitment to flexible working

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working - including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.

Our commitment to Diversity

The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disabilities.