Program Officer, Special Activation Precincts (SAP)

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Program Officer, Special Activation Precincts (SAP)

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    Customer Service & Office Support

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  • Salary:

    $60 - $64 depends on experience

  • Contact:

    Fritzy Democer

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  • Published:

    23 days ago

  • Duration:

    4 months

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This is a great role for a driven Program Officer, with one of the busiest and exciting organizations to work for in Australia right now.
Primary purpose of the role
  • The Program Officer, Special Activation Precincts (SAP) is responsible for the planning and delivery of high quality, effective and timely information and events that meet the objectives of each of the SAPs and is balanced with the needs of the community and program outcomes.
  • The Program Officer, SAP will provide advice and support to the Program Director, SAP including day to day liaison with key internal and external stakeholders on a broad range of community and communication issues.
  • Here will also be a strong focus on relationship and issues management with internal stakeholders, councils, and government agencies to plan, deliver and participate in external activities that supports the master planning process.
Key accountabilities
  • Provide expert advice on a range of issues to the Program Director, the SAP team, and external stakeholders who are partners in the program.
  • Maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, which contributes to the positive reputation of DPIE and the SAP team.
  • Manage projects, identify issues, and resolve problems.
  • Identify, analyze and recommend opportunities to improve stakeholder relationships, including innovative options, solutions, and practices to support the program externally.
  • Provide support for the SAP team on external-facing strategies.
  • Ensure positioning and narrative is aligned with the program vision and objectives.
  • Manage the production of external-facing materials and flow of information based on program milestones.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of systems and ongoing improvements to increase team efficiency and effectiveness.
Decision making - The Program Officer:
  • Works, and receives advice and guidance from the Program Director and other staff, but has responsibility for setting own work priorities within the overall agreed work program
  • Is required to comply and make decisions and recommendations within applicable legislative and Department compliance and assessment policy, procedures and administrative frameworks and requirements
  • Manages all aspects of assigned projects

Experience & Knowledge 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant urban and regional planning disciplines
  • High-level experience in stakeholder engagement, negotiation, and project management

Essential requirements
  • Degree in communications or another relevant discipline
  • Willingness to travel and (minimum) Class C Driver’s Licence
Next Steps 

This is for an immediate start so do not delay APPLY now below, or email for further information.

Fritzy Democer | 
Recruitment Consultant
Number: 02 8311 8490
Suite 1.15, 98 Gloucester Street,
The Rocks, Sydney NSW, 2000 Australia

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