Project Officers - The Living Murray Program (2 positions)


NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service


Moama, NSW

Salary etc:

Salary $97,152 - $107,541 p.a. + super & leave loading. Temporary 2-year contracts.


Job Reference Number: 000081QC

Do you have a passion for the environment and enjoy spending time outdoors? As a Project Officer for delivering outcomes under ‘The Living Murray Program’ you will divide your time between the office and the field.

  • Temporary 2-year contracts with possible extension
  • Great opportunity to work with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

West Branch encompasses 52% of the state and manages 95 parks covering just less than 1.8 million hectares. We are one of eight NPWS operations branches spanning NSW. We are responsible for:

  • Conserving biodiversity at the landscape, community, species and genetic level.
  • Conserving landscapes, places or features of cultural, scientific, historic or architectural importance.
  • Fostering public appreciation of these values.

We do this through managing land reserved under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 and protecting those parks’ values. We also undertake other functions in relation to the implementation of the Act and the National Parks and Wildlife Regulation 2009.

About the role

Project Officers will work as part of a small team and will be responsible for monitoring and collecting data on plants, animals, cultural values and their response to environmental watering.

You will be relied upon to use your strong communication and project management skills to develop and deliver projects. You will work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the smooth delivery of projects, including prioritising works, monitoring and reporting on project budgets, reviewing resource requirements and undertaking procurement.

Essential requirements

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent relevant working experience in project management
  • Experience in development and delivery of projects, including the development of project plans, monitoring of project timelines, budgets and reporting requirements, and contract administration.

Desirable to have

  • Current driver’s licence as the role will involve travel
  • Experience in the field of environmental management and/or ecological sciences including survey.
  • Experience in managing and analysing large volumes of data
  • Experience in ArcGIS or spatial mapping systems

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.

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.

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