Sustainable Resources Project Officer (Technical)

My client a local West Sydney council requires an experienced person ASAP with local government experience for a 3 month contract with the following key skills;

  • Proven project management skills, with a strong record of achievement in planning, coordinating, delivering and evaluating a broad range of programs and projects.
  • Strong capacity or sound experience in the development of strategies, policies and programs related to the environment field of work.
  • Local government experience in a waste, environmental or related field.


  • Provide local places and spaces that are clean and healthy and turn awareness and commitment into action to halt or reserve the effects, pressures and threats on the built and natural environment by working in collaboration with our community and other stakeholders.
  • Develop and participate in the implementation of projects, strategies, policies, guidelines and procedures that align with this commitment specifically:
    • Sustainable (waste) resources
    • Clean Cities
  • Act in accordance with the NSW WHS Act 2011, WHS Regulation 2011 and the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Management System to ensure a safe place of work.


  • Minimum degree level qualifications in an environmental, educational discipline or equivalent.
  • Relevant local government experience.
  • Strong capacity or sound experience in the development of strategies, policies and programs related to environmental sustainability and/or waste management.
  • Proven project management skills, with a strong record of achievement in planning, coordinating, delivering and evaluating a broad range of programs and projects.
  • Demonstrated high level of oral and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations, write correspondence, complex reports, grant applications and award submissions.
  • Computer literate with proficiency in the use of Microsoft products such as Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and an understanding of, WHS issues and EEO principles in the workplace.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service.
  • Ability to work within a team environment.
  • Availability to work flexible working hours.
  • Current NSW Driver's Licence (Class C).
  • Implementing priority actions identified in Council’s Clean Cities Strategy.
  • Implementing priority actions identified in Council’s Resource (waste) Management Strategy.
  • Implementing a range of environmental programs, including both corporate and community programs.
  • Implementing actions and development of new initiatives that ensure Council and the community are moving towards sustainability.
  • Undertaking assessments of planning applications in accordance with Part G of Council’s Development Control Plan.
  • Implementing monitoring and reporting protocols in order to achieve improved sustainability outcomes for Council’s operations.
  • Ensuring all allocated tasks are completed in an efficient and competent manner within the time frame specified.

  • Implement the sustainable (waste) resources and clean cities action plans.
  • Participate in existing programs and develop, document, implement and evaluate new innovative environment and sustainability related policies, projects and programs that align with our Environmental Sustainability Policy and Council’s Delivery Program.
  • Establish collaborative partnerships with relevant organisations and stakeholders.
  • Monitor and report to the Coordinator Sustainable Resources on relevant budget considerations.
  • Perform other relevant tasks assigned by the Coordinator Sustainable Resources
  • Document all work and keep files and records up to date.
Environmental programs: 
  • Undertake research and prepare projects, promotional materials, presentations, training workshops and information sessions as required.
  • Deliver components of Council’s Resource (waste) Management Strategy and Clean Cities Strategy.
  • Facilitate and deliver engaging workshops and training to internal and external customers on the various aspects of the sections functions as they apply to Council services and initiatives.
  • Produce educational material, media releases and community documents in relation to resource management issues.
  • Provide expert advice and information to customers on resource management and clean cities issues.
  • Participate in resource management related programs including attending conferences and seminars as required.
  • Prepare consultants briefs and obtain quotes as required.
  • Adhere to relevant legislative requirements, policies and current standards.
  • Ensure all allocated duties are completed in an effective and professional manner within timeframes specified.

Provision of efficient service to all customers including:
  • All correspondence and customer management requests (CMR) replied to in accordance with the nominated performance criteria.
  • Answer telephone and “counter” enquiries, as required.
  • Identification of system changes required to improve the quality and timeliness of environmental sustainability programs and services. Participate in team meetings.
  • Attend meetings as required through performance of duties and generate minutes and supporting documents where required.
  • Represent Council on relevant working groups, committees and boards.
  • Prepare correspondence and reports, as required.
  • Production of material, media releases and documents as appropriate in relation to resource management and environmental sustainability issues.
  • Update content on Council’s website and social media sites.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager Environment.

If you are available immediately and have the above skills to complete the role please send your word formatted resume via the button below. 

Any questions please call Michael Knight on 02 85152703 
Sydney (Blacktown)
Michael Knight