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Senior Project Officer

Department of Planning, Industry & Environment - IND - Newcastle, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Job Title: Senior Project Officer
Job Grade / Classification: Environment Officer Grade 10
Employment Type: Temporary (18mth w/ possible extension), Full-time
Location: Sydney or Newcastle, or by negotiation

  • Temporary, full-time opportunity (18 months with possibility of extension)
  • Flexible working conditions, based in Parramatta or Newcastle, or by negotiation
  • Salary starts at $114,986 + super

The NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT), as part of the Department of Planning, Industry & Environment (DPIE) cluster, has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Officer to co-ordinate the processing of biodiversity stewardship agreements at the BCT and contributing to the goal of delivering a strategic offsetting service. This is an 18 month role with possibility of extension. 

The Senior Project Officer will co-ordinate resources to ensure schedules are managed and delivered as required. As part of this role you will create processes that lead to the effective delivery of biodiversity stewardship agreements and the supply of biodiversity credits in NSW. You will communicate effectively with all stakeholders and report regularly on progress and issues resolution.

You will work collaboratively with regional managers and staff to ensure the delivery of BSA’s as per an agreed schedule. You will have a thorough understanding of the NSW BCT’s legislative, strategic and operational framework to secure this role.

Your technical expertise, superior communication skills, ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders, and understanding of the BCT’s operating environment having a focus on landholder engagement and customer service, are essential.

You will ideally have worked in a similar field with the ability to be pro-active in approach and work within a broader team.

Essential Requirements

  • A degree in a relevant ecological or environmental science discipline
  • Experience should be consistent with the requirements for accreditation as an assessor using the Biodiversity Assessment Methodology (BAM)
  • Project management experience
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to motivate individuals to achieve to tight deadlines
  • Experience managing teams and / or staff
  • A valid Australian Class C driver’s licence and willingness to travel

For more information on the roles, read the full Role Description here.

To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the roles. The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the roles.

The following links are aimed at aiding your application submission:

Applications close Sunday 7 March 2021 at 11:55PM.

Salary range from $114,986 to $126,805 + super. 

Should you require further information about the role please contact Alison Osborne on 0427 953 433 or [email protected].

A Recruitment Pool may be established for future roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from Planning and Environment Cluster and other NSW Public Sector agencies over an 18-month period.

Agency Overview

The New South Wales Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) is a not-for-profit statutory body, established under Part 10 of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and managed by a Board appointed by the Minister for the Environment. The Trust’s roles are to support and encourage landholders to enter into agreements to conserve and protect biodiversity on private land, guided by the government’s Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy; secure biodiversity offsets when developers choose to pay into the Biodiversity Conservation Fund; and other activities that promote greater awareness of, appreciation and understanding of, biodiversity and the importance of conserving it.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Flexibility

The Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) 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 those with disability.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Newcastle, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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