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Engagement Officer - Recovery

Department of Regional NSW - Sydney, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
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  • Multiple, full time positions until 31/12/2021
  • Clarence Valley, Casino, Batlow, Tumbarumba, Braidwood Mid Coast and Greater Sydney locations
  • Salary from $97,152 plus super (Clerk Grade 7/8)

The Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW) is looking for an Engagement Officer - Recovery to provide bespoke and holistic client-centric services to individuals and communities impacted by disaster by facilitating strategic capacity building activities such as case management, networking, community engagement and development, and facilitating disaster resilience and preparedness.


The department was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The department has responsibility for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) supports the development of profitable primary industries that create a more prosperous NSW and contributes to a better environment through the sustainable use of natural resources. 

DPI Engagement and Industry Assistance Branch is focused on delivering programs that build stronger primary industries by providing critical rural support and enhance DPI’s connection with communities, industries and people. This branch is made up of DPI’s key engagement arms including the business resilience, the Rural Assistance Authority, emergency operations, international engagement, communications and stakeholder engagement.

About the role:

The successful applicant will be responsible for the following:

  • Identify and engage impacted regional communities, listening to their needs, linking them to services and working with key stakeholders to coordinate and support activities that address issues.
  • Identify and work in partnership with key stakeholders to develop strategies and projects that build the resilience of individuals and rural communities.
  • Build and strengthen strategic relationships with government and non-government agencies by participating in partnership initiatives and interagency meetings.
  • Facilitate data capture, reporting and program enhancement, and work with partners to ensure regional communities are better prepared and recover more quickly from adverse events

Applicants will need to demonstrate their experience with working at a high level of autonomy and their ability in identifying and planning strategic capability building opportunities that support individuals and communities recovering from disaster and build future resilience.

Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or demonstrated experience in an appropriate discipline including psychology, counselling and mental health, social and/or case work, emergency management, particularly recovery, primary production, animal welfare, community engagement/development and natural resource management will be highly regarded. A current NSW drivers’ licence and the ability to travel is also required for the role.

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How to Apply:
Please apply via the online application process, attaching a resume and cover letter which outlines how your skills and experience matches what we are looking for.

Closing Date: Monday 1st March 2021 @11.55pm

For further information please contact David Gorman on 0408 707 121 or alternatively email [email protected]

Additional Information:
A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen (18) months.

Inclusion and Flexible Working:
We strive to reflect the community we serve and encourage our people to explore new ways of working across regional NSW. We are open to arrangements that help individuals balance their work and life commitments. We embrace difference and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

We understand that everyone is different, and you may require adjustments to apply. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss how we may be able to assist you.