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Senior Project Officer, Business Improvement
Department for Environment and Water
Job reference: 426278
Location: 5000 - ADELAIDE
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

About the Branch:

The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium (BGSH) is formed under the auspices of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium Act (1978). The Botanic Gardens have established living collections of plants exhibiting botanical diversity and the State Herbarium is a scientific collection of more than 1 million plant specimens from South Australia and globally, housed in the Historic Building, the Old Tram Barn, on the grounds of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.

The mission for the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium is to ‘build an understanding and appreciation of the botanical world’ providing life-long experiences across generations.

About the Role:

The Senior Project Officer, Business Improvement is responsible for driving the development, delivery and reporting of key governance programmes to support the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium business objectives and ensure compliance with state and national standards. A key aspect of the role includes coordinating and leveraging cross programme scientific expertise and technical advice to create integrated and high quality evidence based outputs and to manage partnerships, support policy and procedure, delivery and compliance.

To be considered for this position you must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • In-depth current knowledge and grasp of all relevant aspects of project management including engaging with stakeholders, scoping project outcomes and setting timelines.
  • A fundamental understanding of the principles of undertaking investigative studies on both familiar and unfamiliar issues using qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Ability to write fluently, conveying complex information in a way that the reader will easily understand its message.

Special Conditions:

  • A current class “C” driver’s licence and willingness and ability to safely operate a 4wd is essential.
  • May be required to undertake intra or interstate travel and work outside of the normal hours of work.
  • This role has been designated as a Position of Trust pursuant to the standards required in the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework. By applying for this role you consent to being screened under the process of obtaining a National Police Clearance (NPC), and to the Department requiring you to obtain an NPC.
  • May be required to participate in fire management or associated duties.

Contract: This is a full time position which will be offered up to 30 June 2022.

Remuneration: ASO6 $92,784 min - $98,143 max per annum.


Kirsty Bevan, Manager, Science and Conservation
08 8222 9436

Application Instructions:

Applications are to be submitted online through I WORK FOR SA.
Applicants are to submit an employment declaration, CV and letter of application (max 3 pages) addressing the Technical, Professional/Knowledge and Experience (including qualifications) as outlined in the Role Description.

Applications close: 04/03/2021 11:00 PM

- DEW Applicant Guidelines.pdf
- Role Description - ASO6 - Senior Project Officer, Business Improvement.pdf
- employment declaration.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.