A career in the National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) has many rewards, including the opportunity to work in some of the most beautiful places in the country and create friendships that last a lifetime. Challenge yourself to new limits, join our men and women who serve to protect millions of acres within our national forests, our communities, and our natural resources.

  • Ongoing role based in Parramatta (negotiable)
  • Package includes salary ($97,443 – $107,864), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Rewarding and interesting role with newly formed Bushfire Risk and Evaluation Unit

About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Bushfire Risk Team in the Bushfire Risk and Evaluation Unit as a Project Officer. The Bushfire Risk and Evaluation Unit, established in response to 2019-20 bushfire season, leads the NPWS team responsible for the development and implementation of the environmental and cultural risk assessment processes required to assess and measure impacts from future bushfires. The Bushfire Risk Team leads cross-agency engagement and collaboration with NSW Rural Fire Service and key internal partners within DPIE to deliver the NPWS component of the revised NSW Bushfire Risk Assessment framework.

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.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Ability to support and undertake complex quantitative bushfire modelling and assessments
  • Experience or ability to plan and facilitate workshops that facilitate engagement with key stakeholders

How to apply
Apply by answering all pre-screening questions, submitting a current resume and a one page cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Applications close: Sunday, 7th March 2021 at 11.59pm

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.

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.

For further information about NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service view our website.

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.

Please refer to the role description.

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