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Planning Officer | Environmental Assessment Officer - PO1A Rotation Program
Department of Planning and Environment
Posted 30 June 2022 Salary $74,893 base plus 10% superannuation plus 17.5% annual leave loading Email
Region NSW Contact Ejien Saw Website View
Type Full time Phone    
  • Multiple Planning Officer opportunities at Planning NSW
  • Temporary full-time opportunity with possibility of extension and conversion to ongoing permanent at the completion of the rotation program
  • Located Parramatta with hybrid working model in place
  • Planning Officer P01A, salary commences from $74,893 base plus 10% superannuation, plus 17.5% annual leave loading


The Planning NSW division is currently seeking passionate individuals to join our Planning Officer and Environmental Assessment Officer (P01A) Rotation Program.


The Planning Group division has multiple teams which each specialise in their area of expertise, with each offering the unique opportunity to upskill and build a solid foundation across planning policy, strategic and statutory planning, development and environmental assessments, post approvals and compliance.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals to assist with the high quality, efficient and timely assessment of the planning merits of State significant projects to meet all statutory obligations, Government policy requirements and Government goals.

Our 1A Rotational Program provides you with varied experience and opportunities across a minimum of three different teams within the Planning NSW division.


About You

The Planning Officer assists to review and strengthen environment assessment policy in NSW to support efficient and timely turnaround times to provide greater certainty for applicants and the community about the delivery of assessment outcomes and to maintain the integrity of the Government’s planning program.

You will undertake to complete assessments in a manner that assists to significantly reduce the time taken to assess State significant projects without sacrificing the quality of these assessments.

Your ability to undertake competing assessment projects in a high pressure environment of conflicting external agency, stakeholder and community expectations and you need to be able to Translate complex technical information into easy to understand plain English guidelines, reports and communications.

Ideally you will have a minimum of 12 months experience within the planning, science, biodiversity or environmental industry, an enthusiastic can-do attitude and high attention to detail.


Essential Requirements

  • Degree in planning, environmental science or management, engineering or other relevant discipline.
  • Knowledge of relevant environmental and planning legislation and processes
  • Willingness to travel and (minimum) Class C Driver’s Licence


For more information, please read the full Role Descriptions. These files are available by clicking on the "Apply" button, which will take you to the link, where you'll find the role description files available for viewing and download.


To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role. DPE expects all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.


Applications close: Thursday, 7th July at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Ejien Saw via or Scott Jacka via

It is an essential requirement of the role that successful candidates are fully vaccinated by receiving an acceptable course of COVID-19 vaccination as defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) as a condition of employment. 

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

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • provide alternative formats to apply
  • make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks

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