First listed on: 22 March 2024

Looking to make a difference in NSW? Join the Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability Group!

  • Energy infrastructure transition something you want to get into from the ground up?
  • Want to help support NSW's sustainability and climate change efforts?
  • Passionate about the work you do helping to leave a legacy for future generations?

In the Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability Group we’re looking for a diverse range of policy and/or project coordination and support skills to help shape our future and help you grow your career. We’re keen to hear from you!

  • Talent Pool Recruitment for Temporary and Ongoing Opportunities. Possibility for conversion to ongoing for temporary roles
  • Hybrid WFH in Parramatta or Flexible across NSW Office Locations
  • Salary - Clerk Grade 5/6: ranges from $93,295 up to $102,941 plus 11% super
  • Applications Close: 11:55 pm Sunday 7th April 2024

About the roles – Assistant Policy and Project Officer

Support the coordination, development, delivery, monitoring, improvement and evaluation of energy, climate change and sustainability projects and policy developments. Provide key support to ensuring our teams deliver policies and projects that are effective, innovative, meet priority objectives while demonstrating good value for public expenditure and achieving critical state outcomes.

About you

  • Ability to deliver project or policy objectives in a high volume and complex environment.
  • Driven to support a multi-disciplinary team to achieve project objectives.
  • Able to manage competing demands and priorities.
  • Desire to work closely with colleagues on various tasks that gaining exposure to learning about everything we do.
  • Demonstrated experience working with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Confident in working autonomously and prioritising day to day workloads.
  • Able to work with a high level of discretion and confidentiality when representing the organisation in a range of forms.

Key experience

  • Demonstrated experience assisting in delivering successful project or policy outcomes on time and to quality standards.
  • Stakeholder management skills with demonstrated time management and organisation skills and ability to use sound judgement and appropriate discretion when dealing with all parties.

Apply today! Build your career and make a difference in how New South Wales is responding to the challenges of climate change, the energy transition and sustainability.

For more information read the full Role Description: Assistant Policy and Project Officer

Our mission is to accelerate NSW’s transformation to a sustainable future with our work focused on delivering government reforms, economic development and critical services around:

  • Accessing reliable, affordable and sustainable energy,
  • Supporting a sustainable and climate resilient New South Wales including emissions reduction and
  • Encouraging a circular economy to better manage our resources.

Our group operates across 3 divisions which collectively work to deliver our responsibilities: Climate Change and Sustainability; Energy; and Strategy and Implementation. This talent pool recruitment will be used to help fill roles across all 3 divisions.

When you apply, we’d love to learn which areas of impact interest you the most.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Flexibility: 

It’s important for our work to reflect and speak to the diverse communities we serve. This includes reflecting that diversity within our inclusive and flexible workplace.

We actively encourage and welcome applications from all ages, genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ individuals, and diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying. Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • Provide alternative formats to apply
  • Make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • Offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks.

If you have a disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team at

Who we are

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water(DCCEEW) works to protect the state’s environment and heritage. It leads the way on climate change, driving the sustainable transition to a net zero economy, powered by affordable, reliable, and clean energy.

DCCEEW conserves and protects the state’s natural environment. It manages the NSW National Park estate, including its rich and diverse biodiversity and Aboriginal cultural heritage for future generations.

DCCEEW also ensures sustainable management of water resources across the state, to support the environment, communities and industry.

The Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability Group

Climate Change Sustainability Division - lead the development of policies and programs to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and build resilience to climate change including major programs such as Net Zero Industry and Innovation, the NSW Hydrogen Strategy, and Climate Adaptation Strategy.

Energy Division - drives policies, programs, regulations and legislation focused on providing reliable, affordable, safe, and secure energy to households and businesses of NSW through program delivery, consumer and competition policy, regulation, energy operations, energy security safeguards and building sustainability.

Strategy Implementation Division - co-ordinates the delivery of key NSW Government energy and emissions strategic projects and policies such as the Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap and NSW MoU with the Commonwealth, providing expertise for evaluation, energy market modelling, market insights and data stewardship.

More information on our strategies and plans can be found at the NSW Climate and Energy Action website at

We acknowledge the ongoing custodial responsibilities of the Aboriginal peoples of NSW to care for the Country and Water and are committed to establishing meaningful partnerships with Aboriginal peoples in the management of the environment.

Talent Pool

This recruitment process will establish a talent pool lasting 18 months. A talent pool represents a group of applicants suitable for this role or similar ones, considered for temporary or ongoing roles. We will be actively matching applicants to suitable roles based on capabilities and interests.

Apply Today!

Submit your application ONLY via the I Work for NSW jobs platform which MUST include:

  • An up-to-date CV detailing your knowledge, skills, and experience in relation to the role. 
  • A cover letter that explains your alignment with the Key Knowledge, Experience and Essential Requirements as shown in this attached role description. Include which area (divisions above) interests you the most.

Applications close: 11:55 pm Sunday 7th April 2024

Should you require further information about the nature of available roles please contact the workforce planning team via

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