Project Support Officer, Environment & Heritage Planning

    • Ongoing, Full Time
    • Salary $85,488 - $94,327 + super and annual leave
    • Parramatta Location

Support the Environment & Heritage Planning work program within the Planning & Investment team, you will assist the team with the development and implementation of projects, including project plans, policies and solutions and contributes to issue resolution and escalation, research, analysis activities and planning and monitoring activities.

A division of the Department of Communities and Justice, the Infrastructure & Assets is responsible for the end-to-end management of the department’s asset portfolio, the delivery of the department’s capital infrastructure programs and the strategic planning of the department’s immediate and long-term infrastructure needs.

About your new role:

  • Support the Environment & Heritage Planning work program in the management and development of environmental, planning, sustainability and heritage strategies and policies
  • Contribute to the implementation and monitoring of plans under guidance to ensure the Department’s assets comply with environment, planning and heritage legislation
  • Monitor, track and report on the status of project deliverables to ensure time, cost and quality metrics are in line with approved project plans for assigned projects
  • Assist in maintaining a register of compliance with endorsed project management methodology, change management processes and other relevant organisational policies for audit purposes
  • Contribute to the development of project plans under guidance to develop future capability
  • Research and analyse options in relation to business cases and project deliverables to guide optimal decision making
  • Provide administrative and functional office support to the team

About you:

  • Do you have a strong interest in heritage planning, the environment and/or sustainability initiatives?
  • Do you support a culture of integrity and professionalism?
  • Do you build a supportive and co-operative team environment?
  • Do you initiate, prioritise, consult on and develop team/unit goals, strategies and plans?
  • Do you demonstrate a sound understanding of technology relevant to the work unit?
  • Do you perform basic research and analysis which others will use to inform project directions?

Requirements for your new role:

  • Experience and clear understanding of planning, heritage, and/or environmental management.
  • Experience and clear understanding of project methodologies, processes and procedures related to planning, heritage, and/or environmental management.
  • Experience in working in a corporate services environment;
  • Appointments are subject to reference checks. Some roles may also require the following checks/ clearances:
  • National Criminal History Record Check in accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2014

Suitable candidates will be placed on a talent pool for future ongoing and temporary vacancies which is valid for a period of 18 months.

How to apply:

To successfully apply for this role you need to submit your application online

  • Submit a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) introducing yourself and detailing your skills and experience relevant to the requirements and capabilities of this role as specified in the role description
  • Ensure you have an up-to-date resume

Application Closing Date: Wednesday, 5 August 2020 (11:59 pm)

For any enquiries about the role, please contact

If you are encountering any technical issues in uploading your application, please contact the DCJ Talent Acquisition team on 1800 810 316 (option 4) or email

To ensure this recruitment continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods. This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.

The Department of Communities and Justice is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTQI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The Department encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.