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An exciting opportunity for a talented Executive Officer, reporting into the Deputy Secretary of the Division of Energy, Water & Portfolio Strategy.

Summary about this job

Government - State

Company: Department of Planning

Location: Sydney

Work type: Full Time

Salary: n\a

Phone: +61-8-9341-5554

Fax: +61-8-3483-4806

E-mail: n\a


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Job Title:  Executive Officer
Job Grade / Classification:  Clerk Grade 11/12
Employment Type: Full-time, Ongoing
Location:  Sydney (Department will be relocating to Parramatta at the end of 2019)


Agency overview
The Department’s vision – “Planning for growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment” – provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment.

The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. The Department is going through an exciting period of organisational and operational change.


The Division
Energy, Water and Portfolio Strategy is a Division of the Department of Planning and Environment.

The Division leads strategic policy, programs and major initiatives that work towards securing, regulating and delivering the state’s energy, metropolitan water and housing.


About the Role:
This exciting opportunity reports into Dr Liz Develin (Deputy Secretary) of Energy, Water and Portfolio Strategy. Liz has more than 20 years' experience in state and local government, NGOs and the academic sector.

We’re looking for motivated efficient individuals to deliver executive and business management support services in this Division.


Primary purpose of the role
• Provide executive support to ensure effective business and financial planning across the Division
• Manage the office of the Deputy Secretary, including leading a team of executive assistants and administration staff across the Division
• Work collaboratively with many key stakeholders to achieve business objectives.


Essential requirements:
Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline or senior experience in a related field or role.


To be successful in the role you will:
• Thrive working within a fast-paced environment and have experience working with senior executives
• Have familiarity with a number of office applications, such as TRIM, SAP, MS Office Suite

Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application:
• Role description
• Application Guide
• Applying for a role in the NSW public Sector

Job Notes:
A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from DPE and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period.  


Please note; the Department will be re-locating Parramatta by the end of 2019, so please consider this when applying for the role.


To Apply
Complete all the questions in the online application, also uploading an attachment of your resume.


Please include a covering letter (no longer than 1 page) addressing your suitability to this role, discuss your experience working with senior staff and within a high pressure environment.


The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements).


Our commitment to diversity:
The Department of Planning and Environment values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with a disability.

Applications Close: 11:59pm Thursday 26th of July 2018


Should you require further information about the role please contact; Liz Develin (02) 9373 2851 if you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process please contact Sarah Qassis (02) 9585 6737.


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