First listed on: 18 October 2018

 Community Engagement Officer   

Job Grade / Classification:
  Environment Officer Class 8
Employment Type: Temporary Full-time – 1 role available (six months)
Location:  Parramatta, Sydney

  • Work in a great network of community engagement professionals
  • Lead community engagement that supports environment and heritage and community outcomes across Greater Sydney
  • Work with OEH multidisciplinary teams, external stakeholders and communities to develop and extend good engagement practice.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to contribute to the design and delivery of high quality community engagement strategies and approaches for the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).

Agency overview

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) aims to enrich life in NSW by helping the community to conserve and enjoy our environment and heritage. For more information go to

Communities and Greater Sydney Delivery Division brings together functions which support our communities to be thriving, sustainable and resilient. The Division seeks to strengthen communities and partnerships across NSW through programs and grants for energy efficiency, sustainability, climate change adaptation, coast and flood protection. It has a strong focus on liveability issues in Greater Sydney, including protecting cultural heritage and urban biodiversity, and strategic biodiversity planning.

Essential requirements

  • Sound experience in and a track record of delivering community engagement program outcomes including target audience assessment
  • Demonstrated understanding of community engagement strategies and approaches
  • Excellent stakeholder management, negotiation and influencing skills including proven ability to exercise sound judgement in facilitating stakeholder engagement
  • Demonstrated knowledge of government protocols, policies, processes and procedures.

Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application:

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.  

To Apply: 

Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000-character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter.

Q1. Describe a time when you designed and delivered a high quality and cost-effective community engagement strategy in partnership with internal and external stakeholders, and optimised for identified customer needs. How did you build effective relationships and tailor communications to different audiences? What were the results?

Q2. Describe an example of where you had to develop a stakeholder analysis, or similar, for a project. Who were your stakeholders and how did you identify them? What did you need to consider?

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: Sunday 4th November at 11:59pm.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Janice Bagot on (02) 9995 6026 or email

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