Project Officer - Identified


NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service


Moama, NSW

Salary etc:

$99,431 - $110,064 p.a. + super.


Job reference number: 00008KI8

Do you have a passion for the environment and like spending time outdoors?

As the Project Officer in the Indigenous Facilitator position under ‘The Living Murray (TLM) Program’ you will divide your time between the office and the field.

  • Temporary position until October 2023 with possible extension
  • Great opportunity to work with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Eligibility: The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment considers that being Aboriginal is a genuine occupational qualification under Section 14d of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Only Aboriginal people are eligible to apply.

About the Role

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.

This role is funded through the Millewa TLM Indigenous Partnership Program. TLM supports the management of 6 Icon sites along the Murray River in NSW, Victoria and South Australia. An important part of TLM is the Indigenous Partnership Program which aims to develop strong partnerships between Aboriginal people and land managers.

The Project Officer will work as part of a small team and will be responsible for undertaking and or managing contractors in monitoring 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 liaise with internal and external stakeholders, especially relevant Aboriginal traditional owners and Aboriginal community organisations, 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.
  • This is an Identified role under Section 14d of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 and as such Aboriginality is an essential requirement of the role. Aboriginal identified positions are developed where Aboriginal identity, cultural knowledge or connections are a genuine aspect of the role. Positions are specifically noted under the provisions of the NSW Anti-discrimination Act (1977) for Aboriginal people who meet the following criteria:
    • is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, and
    • identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, and
    • is accepted as such by the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.
  • 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 with working with Aboriginal communities and understanding of Aboriginal cultural sensitivities.

About Us

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.

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