Business Development Officer

Department of Premier & Cabinet

  • Are you interested in increasing economic growth for Regional NSW?
  • Can you assist in initiating innovative ideas in a rapidly changing industry and environment?

Working with us

The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) leads the NSW public sector in the delivery of the Government's commitments and priorities. We support the Premier, the Deputy Premier, the Cabinet, Ministers and agencies by coordinating policies and services across government, leading policy development, providing innovative ideas and supporting Government plans and projects.

As part of the DPC, the Office of Regional Development aims to provide better outcomes for the people of regional NSW by providing quality services and infrastructure, fostering cooperation between agencies in support of growing regional centres and identifying and activating economic potential.

This is achieved by working directly with businesses to identify economic growth opportunities, using data to inform regional policy and the design, prioritisation and effective delivery of regional NSW funding programs, influencing government agencies to ensure regional communities are the focus of Government actions and liaising with jurisdictions to ensure the smooth operation of cross-border services.

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About the Role

The Business Development Officer provides project management and support activities to contribute to the development and implementation of projects, strategies and initiatives to achieve outcomes that support and grow key economic sectors in regional NSW.

You will be responsible for:

  • Identify, develop and manage projects that can utilise NSW Government business development programs to attract and retain businesses, increase economic growth, and grow employment, investment and exports for regional NSW
  • Provide timely, relevant and actionable market intelligence and advice on industry trends and major developments that have the capacity to provide new opportunities or mitigate threats to regional businesses and industries
  • In consultation with the Deputy Regional Director Regional Development, identify strategies and develop plans that are directly aimed at meeting the Government’s Regional Action Plan commitments to ensure the growth of priority industries in regional New South Wales
  • Utilise NSW Government facilitation services and programs to provide an effective integrated team approach to the successful development and implementation of regional strategies and initiatives
  • Develop and manage working relationships and networks with key State and Federal Government agencies, across 12 Local Government areas, and with businesses and other stakeholders for the effective leveraging of programs that encourage business growth
  • Actively contribute to the capture and re-use of market intelligence and database information to support improved outcomes the department
  • Maintain effective and efficient administrative processes and systems for providing accurate information on a diverse spread of business issues
  • Prepare timely, accurate, relevant and high quality briefings, submissions, reports, speeches and correspondence to clients and stakeholders when requested.

A bit about you:

  • Demonstrable experience of working in regional development
  • Ability to manage complex and multiple projects concurrently in different sectors and across a wide geographic area
  • Current Drivers Licence and willingness to travel.

How to Apply
Your application should include:

  1. a cover letter [maximum two pages] briefly responding to the targeted questions below.
  2. an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role.

Target Questions:

  1. Provide an example of when you managed complex and multiple projects concurrently in different regional locations. What was your approach and what was the outcome? 
  2. Provide an example of when you have written a report about a regional initiative or issue. What was your approach and what was the outcome?

Learn more: Please review the Role Description. For enquiries regarding this role, please email  or phone 02 6760 2677.

Closing date: Thursday, 27 September 2018 [11:59 PM]

Salary: Clerk Grade 7/8. Package includes base salary ($94,782 - $104,918) plus superannuation and leave loading.

Job Note: A recruitment pool may be established to fill similar temporary or ongoing vacancies in the next 12 months.

Help: Should you encounter any technical problems, please contact I work for NSW helpdesk 1800 562 679

Our Commitment to Flexibility: At DPC we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work on a flexible part-time or job share basis.

Our Commitment to Diversity: DPC is a White Ribbon accredited organisation and is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. Diverse workforces are more innovative, productive and increase the delivery of high-quality services. We welcome and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI+, people with disability, other diversity groups, and women.


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