Bayside Council
Senior Resilience Project Officer

Posted: 10 Jul
Closes: 30 Jul
Rockdale, New South Wales


  • Full-Time Permanent position (35 hours per week) – enjoy a 9-day fortnight
  • Join a diverse and family-friendly work environment
  • $108,863.41 to $121,927.19 per annum, plus superannuation
  • 5 minutes to sunny Maroubra Beach and adjacent to Southlands Shopping Centre

Our Team

At Bayside Council, we are committed to a positive, flexible and supportive workplace culture, where our people and customers feel respected and valued. We are proud to serve our community through operating with transparency, integrity and in the best interests of the Bayside community to deliver exceptional service.

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About the Role

This role will be responsible for research, development, and implementation of Council’s Resilience, Net Zero Emission and Climate Change mitigation and adaptation strategies, policies, procedures, contracts, and programs and provide a professional and confidential service.

The role will also work with the community to provide efficient, risk responsive, and customer-focused services in improving community resource behaviour and considerations to better align with the principles of ecological sustainable development, resilience building and sustainability.

You can also expect to:

  • Working with the Manager Environment and Resilience, develop Council’s Environment and Resilience Action Plans, Net Zero Emission Plans.
  • Implement and/or facilitate, review, and update Council's Environment & Resilience Strategies and Action Plans under guidance of the Manager.
  • Supervise/manage identified projects under the guidance of the Manager Environment and Resilience.
  • Work in collaboration with key relevant departments to embed resilience into future council policy and planning policies to manage shocks and stresses impacting the natural resources, the environment, and community.
  • Prepare grant and awards submissions by seeking alternative sources of funding and administer grants.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate community education programs in collaboration with the Sustainable Waste Management and Environment teams.
  • Work across council departments, inter-agencies, and stakeholder groups to report on the progress of projects delivered as aligned with outcomes under the Environment and Resilience Strategy and resource efficiency.
  • Engage and consult with stakeholders to identify their requirements and use this information to enable the delivery of organisational direction, strategy, and action in all projects.
  • Contribute to research, surveys, audits, analytics and reporting and develop an ‘alignment/transition of services’ program.

About You

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent recognised tertiary qualification in environmental
    management, urban strategy or planning, resource efficiency, climate change, environmental science, or related discipline with proven experience in delivery across similar areas.
  • Demonstrated experience in development of strategies and policies.
  • Proven work experience in areas of climate change mitigation and adaptation, resource efficiency, renewable energy and/or resilience planning.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of community education and events within outcome areas as related to building community resilience, emergency preparedness, and environmental sustainability activities and programs.
  • Demonstrated strong community engagement and behaviour change skills and experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of risk management practices, leadership, and financial management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and technical advisory skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in grant application for sustainability, resilience and environmental projects and delivery of these as related to reporting requirements.

Our Benefits and Culture

As an organisation, we pride ourselves in offering a flexible working environment centred on delivering great outcomes for our customers, whether internal or external. Bayside Council has a strong culture of collaboration and delivering exciting new initiatives for our community.

On top of the competitive salary, our people enjoy;

  • 3 extra days off during Christmas each year
  • 15 days sick leave each year
  • 2 days health and wellbeing leave
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Additional parental leave entitlements for both parents

Apply Now

Before submitting your application, please take the time to read the job description.

Your application should include an up-to-date resume (max 3 pages) and a covering letter including your skills and experience (max 2 pages).

Applications must be submitted by email to with the subject line F24/419 - Senior Resilience Project Officer

Deadline: 9:00AM Monday, 29 July 2024

Salary Range: $108,863.41 to $121,927.19 per annum, plus superannuation plus 11.5% superannuation

Enquiries: Hong Nguyen – Manager Environment and Resilience on 0448 095 277

Applicants may be required to satisfactorily undertake a Criminal History Check, Medical and/or Working with Children Check in accordance with the position.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment