Assistant Project Officer Programs

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Assistant Project Officer Programs

  • Make a difference to the people of NSW
  • Join a world-class organisation
  • Be part of a supportive and high performing team

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team that is leading the design and delivery of key programs and initiatives that will build the State’s resilience to climate change.

Employment Type
: 2 x Temporary roles (to 30 June 2026)
Work Location: Parramatta
Classification / Grade / Band: Environment Officer 6
Hours Per Week: 35, Flexible working options available
Remuneration: Base salary from $91,451 to $100,909 plus superannuation and leave loading
Additional Benefits: Salary Packaging and Fitness Passport available
Applications Close: 11:55 pm on Monday, 05 December 2022

About the Opportunity

This is your opportunity to be part of a team that is leading the delivery of key actions under the NSW Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. This strategy sets out how the NSW Government will prepare for climate change and will help position NSW as a leader on climate change adaptation.

If you are looking to develop your career and contribute to the Government’s plan for making NSW more resilient to climate change, this is the role for you. For more information on the capability requirements for these positions, please see the role description here – Assistant Project Officer Programs

About You

You will bring your professional expertise to support the team deliver key initiatives in response to climate change risks and opportunities in NSW.

You work collaboratively within and across teams managing competing demands and priorities. You are able to synthesise technical information and can communicate this clearly to different stakeholders.

You have experience supporting successful projects and may have experience delivering these projects in the context of climate change, sustainability, environmental engineering, natural resources management, climate change science, finance or economics.

You are able comfortable working adaptively to help address new and emerging priorities or issues.

Desirable Requirements

  • Knowledge or experience in climate change, sustainability, environmental engineering, natural resources management, climate change science, finance or economics.
  • Experience working in government
  • Experience in a communications role involving the communication of technical or scientific information

About the Teams
There are two roles one in the Adaptation Knowledge team and the other in the Climate Preparedness team. These teams have a shared mission to help NSW reduce the impacts of locked-in climate change and seize opportunities associated with adaptation, to protect the future prosperity and competitiveness of the State. These roles will support their respective teams achieve its mission by:

  • helping NSW Government and its partners across councils, business, and communities to plan for, and adapt to, climate risks and opportunities. and
  • working with these partners to embed climate change considerations across key functional areas of decision-making including risk and asset management, critical infrastructure, finance and strategic planning
  • the communication of information of climate change, its impacts and how to adapt through a range of channels including the AdaptNSW website, newsletters, training, case studies and events

About the Office of Energy and Climate Change

The Office of Energy and Climate Change (OECC) within the Treasury Cluster focusses on some of the most significant issues facing our state, energy reliability, climate change and emissions reduction. The policies, strategies and programs led by OECC are a key pillar of NSW economic policy which will bring enduring benefits to our economy, the environment and the people of NSW. Our mission is to accelerate NSW’s transformation to a sustainable future.

About NSW Treasury

The Treasury Cluster is the NSW Government’s principal whole-of-government financial and economic adviser. The Cluster provides advice to inform budget decision-making, manages the State’s principal financial assets and liabilities, monitors the performance of its commercial agencies, advises on performance and financial management policies, and supports the development of policy advice and implementation of programs focused on climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the transformation to a new low-cost, clean-energy economy.

Our state is made up of diverse communities with different needs. Treasury serves these communities and designs and creates policies for them. It is essential that we understand and involve these communities in delivering our work. We believe a diverse workplace, where the best people collaborate effectively, is a positive and productive workplace. Therefore, we are always on the lookout for candidates who can bring diverse perspectives that reflect NSW communities and ensure the delivery of a world-class public service for the people of NSW.

Visit NSW Treasury or instagram for further information about our structure and functions.

Talent Pool

A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool represents a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.

How to Apply!

Please note, the Department of Planning & Environment (DPE) currently provides recruitment services to NSW Treasury in support of the Office of Energy and Climate Change.

Submit your application ONLY via the I Work for NSW jobs platform which should ideally include:

  • A current resume detailing your knowledge, skills, and experience in relation to the role.
  • A cover letter highlighting your skills and experience and how they align to the role description.


Contact in confidence: Aaron Coutts-Smith, Manager Programs via or on 02 9995 6909.


To be eligible to apply for ongoing employment at NSW Treasury, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia.

If the advertisement relates to a temporary role, we may consider a temporary visa with unrestricted working rights and validity covering the duration of the temporary engagement.

NSW Treasury does not provide relocation expenses, nor can we support employer-sponsored work visas unless specifically referenced in the advertisement.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Flexibility

NSW Treasury is committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve through an inclusive and flexible workplace.

We welcome applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

People with a disability are supported to access adjustments in recruitment processes and the workplace. If you require an adjustment during the recruitment process, we welcome hearing from you.

Close of applications: 11:55 pm on Monday, 05 December 2022

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