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The Lord Howe Island Board (LHIB) is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons to apply for a position as casual Project Officer.

Primary purpose of the role

The Project Officer performs operational, project management and support activities to contribute to the development and delivery of projects in line with established objectives.

Key accountabilities

  1. PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Provide a range of operational (on-site), project management and support services, including preparation of reports and briefs, coordinating resources, maintaining project documentation and implementing and monitoring project plans, to ensure project outcomes are achieved on time, on budget, to quality standards and within agreed scope, in line with established agency project management methodology
  2. REPORTING: Prepare and maintain project documentation for reporting, monitoring and evaluation purposes to ensure accessibility of quality information and contribute to the achievement of project outcomes
  3. COMMUNICATION: Communicate with key stakeholders and contractors, and coordinate working groups and committees to facilitate exchange of information and support project completion in line with project plans
  4. PLANNING: Undertake research and analysis, identifying trends and preparing project briefs, to support informed decision-making and strategic and operational planning
  5. PROBLEM SOLVING: Demonstrated problem solving and project management skills with a proven ability to identify issues and manage competing priorities while meeting deadlines.

Key challenges

  1. Delivering a range of project management and support services, given tight deadlines, limited resources and the need to manage competing priorities
  2. Establish and maintain credibility and good communication with stakeholders, Contractors and the Island community

To apply

Applications are to be submitted to the Lord Howe Island Board Administration Office and marked as confidential Project Officer application [email protected]

Applicants must submit:

  1. A one – two page covering letter which:
          1. summarises relevant skills, qualifications and experience (aligning with focus capabilities)
          2. summarises key knowledge and experience as it applies to the 5 key accountabilities (above)
          3. describe how you address the two key challenges and give an example of a time you have had to deal with a similar challenge.


  1. A current resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
  2. Contact details for two referees

Lord Howe Island Board




Project Officer (Casual)

Agency Name

NSW Planning and Environment


Lord Howe Island Board

Classification Level

Lord Howe Island Officer Grade 5

Employment Status


Salary Start

$82, 506 pro rata.

Salary End

$89, 788 pro rata.

Salary Notes

Salary package includes base salary and employer contributions to superannuation. Leave loading is not payable. Progression criteria apply to movement within the salary scale. Casual loading applies as appropriate.

Role Description

The Project Officer performs operational, project management and support activities to contribute to the development and delivery of projects in line with established objectives.

Key knowledge and experience

Focus Capabilities – refer to Role Description for further details.

The NSW Public Sector Capability Framework applies to all NSW public sector employees. The Capability Framework is available at www.psc.nsw.gov.au/capabilityframework




Personal Attributes

Manage Self



Communicate Effectively



Deliver Results



Think and Problem Solve


Business Enablers

Project Management


People Management



Number of reports


Position reports to

Senior Project Officer


Please visit https://www.lhib.nsw.gov.au/board/employment/position-vacant for more information


Darcelle Matassoni (02) 6563 2066 Extension 18 [email protected]

Closing Date

12 May 2023


All appointments to positions within the Board are based on merit in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 and subsidiary legislation. The selection for this temporary employment will be based on a suitability assessment process.