Project Officer - BCT


Biodiversity Conservation Trust


Parramatta or regional location, NSW

Salary etc:

$95,516 - $105,532 p.a + super & leave loading


Job reference number: 520070

Do you want your work to make a difference for NSW?
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  • Project Officer role, 1 year temporary in biodiversity conservation programs
  • Recruitment pool also available for similar full-time and temp opportunities
  • Parramatta or Regional location by negotiation
  • Environmental Officer Class 7 $95,516 - $105,532 p.a plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

This is an exciting opportunity to provide operational policy advice, undertake operational policy development and independently manage specific complex and challenging projects relating to natural resource management and environmental programs. You will have influence to ensure the efficient delivery of a range of Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) policy areas.

A recruitment pool is also being created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.

About You

The Project Officer will work as part of a team to deliver the BCT’s biodiversity conservation programs across NSW. Your work will be diverse and will involve developing operational policy, program design and administration, working closely with regional delivery teams and collaborating with stakeholders in project delivery. Ideally, you will have an understanding of the NSW BCT’s legislative, strategic and operational responsibilities.

This is an excellent opportunity for a project professional to join a dedicated and highly regarded team together with significant opportunity to be a key contributor in supporting the client group in the delivery of outcomes for the people of NSW.   We also offer career development and advancement opportunities.

Essential Requirements

  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in natural resource management and planning for environmental issues.
  • Understanding of the role and function of Government with respect to biodiversity conservation policy and legislation.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and work with technical and scientific information in the context of environmental programs including operational policy and program development.

About Us

The Department of Planning and Environment’s (DPE) vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all.

Participation in the NSW Biodiversity Offsets Scheme (BOS) and the BCT’s private land conservation (PLC) programs

All new employees with an existing defined interest in the BOS will be required to disclose their personal (or a close family member’s) participation to ensure potential conflicts are managed appropriately. In some circumstances this may require divestment of the interest.

The BCT also has restrictions on staff participation in its funded PLC programs. No additional funding, beyond that already agreed to by the BCT, may be sought or approved during time as a BCT employee or for a 12-month period following termination of employment.

The Department is committed to protecting the public interest and public trust in the exercise of its functions. These values, together with transparency and accountability, are integral to the administration of the BOS and PLC programs.

If you (or a close family member) participate in the BOS scheme or already hold a funded agreement with the BCT and require further information before submitting your application please contact the hiring manager. The BOS protocol is available publicly here via this page.


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