APS 5 - Project Officer- Australian National Botanic Gardens

Work with inspiring people to help protect Australias special biodiversity, Work with leaders in the field developing philanthropic partnerships, Assist with diverse stakeholder relationships, fundraising and events..

The Organisation & the Team

The Department of the Agriculture, Water & Environment designs and implements Australian Government policy and programs to protect and conserve the environment, water and heritage, promote climate action, and provide adequate, reliable and affordable energy.

Parks Australia Division; Australian National Botanic Gardens, Partnerships & Science Branch. The Branch (with approximately 64 staff) has two main sections: the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) and Biodiversity Science. 


The Role & Duties

The Project Officer will provide executive assistance to the Assistant Secretary, including diary management, scheduling meetings and coordinating papers, managing phone activity and making travel arrangements. The officer will also provide administrative and coordination support to both the Branch and the National Parks Conservation Trust (Parks Trust), including handling briefing materials, researching and drafting discussion papers, and liaising with a diverse range of stakeholders, including Ministers offices and donors.

For the Parks Trust the Project Officer is responsible for assisting with research to develop project proposals working with key parks staff; assisting with handling briefing material and in drafting papers for Trustee consideration; supporting fundraising and stakeholder events.  The role will assist with managing Parks Trust financial activities and carry responsibility for maintaining a confidential customer relations database.


The Opportunity

Parks Australia is seeking an inspired Project Officer to join an executive team driving a diversity of priorities in a high-profile office. A solid track record of providing administrative and coordination support will

contribute to your success in managing projects that will help Australians look after Australias natural resources.


The Ideal Candidates Skills & Experience

  • Proven ability to research, prepare project proposals and papers for presentation to Executive and Trustees, and to communicate persuasively will be backed by solid analytical and exploratory skills. Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills will help build and maintain stakeholder networks.



  • To be eligible for any position in the Department you must be an Australian Citizen.
  • You must undergo and satisfy a National Police History Check
  • You must hold and maintain a valid Australian motor vehicle drivers licence



The Department offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position.

How to apply

  • To apply visit the Departments online recruitment system.
  • Applications should consist of no more than 150 words per criteria to demonstrate your suitability for the role. 
  • An up-to-date resume including the contact details of two referees is required.

Applications close:  11pm (AEST) on Sunday, 05 July 2020.

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is an  Australian Government department. We work to protect and strengthen our agriculture, water resources, the environment and our heritage. For today and into the future.

22/06/2020 $0 ACT 1 Administration & Office Support
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