Project Officer, Land Information


NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services


Parramatta, NSW

Salary etc:

Salary, $97,152 - $107,541 p.a. + annual leave loading & super. Full-time. Temporary up to 2 years.


Job Reference Number: 00007PRW

  • Daily challenges await you

About the role

The role provides diverse project management and related support services in relation to the acquisition of land and its addition to the National Parks and Wildlife Service’s system of reserves.

It involves land information and management (tenure) services, including preparation of reports and briefs, coordinating resources, maintaining project documentation, as well as implementing and monitoring project plans.

The successful applicant will undertake the role description key accountabilities in the context of:

  • Participating in the process to purchase approved lands for addition to the national park estate in accordance with procurement procedures
  • Assisting in the annual preparation and implementation of an approved reservation schedule for acquired lands
  • Assisting in the annual preparation and implementation of an approved Land Disposal Program
  • Documenting the data management processes, procedures, and protocols (for the estate database, and property database)
  • Maintaining the currency and accuracy of records land tenure databases
  • Providing advice to the LPI to assist in the creation of title to lands within the national park estate
  • Providing advanced mapping and land information support for various projects as required
  • Undertaking tenure history and status searches and research to support native title processes

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent relevant working experience in project management
  • Experience in development and delivery of land tenure related projects, including the development and delivery of project plans relating to the acquisition of land and reservation under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, monitoring of project timelines and reporting requirements, and the provision of expert advice on Crown and freehold land tenure/reservation history.
  • A keen eye for detail when dealing with a vast range of research material ranging from 100+ year old paper records through to the latest digital data
  • A methodical approach to maintaining accurate records of findings and actions taken.
  • A thirst for the thrill of the hunt while undertaking land tenure enquiries.

Why us?

  • As a valued team member of National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), you will play a critical role in the management, conservation and land care of national parks and reserves.
  • You will work in state-of-the-art premises in Parramatta. Here is a snapshot of our new premises.
  • This role sits in the Land Information Team of NPWS Conservation Branch Reserve Establishment Unit. As with NPWS as a whole it is a team of people who are very passionate about the conservation outcomes they strive for.
  • You will be part of a team that has a broad array of experience in land information, surveying, GIS and cartography.
  • We are committed to offering flexible work arrangements and various options will be available to you in consultation with your hiring manager.

About us

The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster drives greater levels of integration and efficiency across key areas such as long-term planning, precincts, housing, property, infrastructure priorities, open space, the environment, our natural resources – land, water, mining – energy, and growing our industries. There is a strong emphasis on regional NSW.

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) manages, conserves and cares for land in national parks and reserves, playing a critical role in conserving biodiversity, as well as natural and cultural heritage. NPWS links customer, conservation and cultural outcomes in a sustainable way by building participation in the management and use of parks.

Good to know:

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

NPWS is a non-smoking workplace and smoking is not permitted in national parks.

Our commitment to flexible working:

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and 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 understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Our commitment to diversity:

The NSW 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 those with disability.

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