Office of Sport

Do you love outdoor recreation and delivering programs to a variety of sport, community and school groups? If your answer is yes, then this opportunity is for you!

  • We are currently seeking Program Officers to join our team on a Temporary Full-Time basis until June 2023 at Lake Burrendong Sport and Recreation Centre
  • We offer a competitive salary to the successful candidate with salary range starting from $68,171 to $99,821 per annum plus superannuation and leave loading.
  • To learn more about our location and facilities, check out our website.


Working with us

The Office of Sport is the lead NSW Government agency for sport and active recreation.

With a vision of sport and active recreation creating healthier people, connecting communities and making a stronger NSW, we provide the people of NSW with the leadership, policies, programs, funding and infrastructure necessary to maximise the social, health and economic benefits realised through this valued sector.

Our work is spread across NSW, with ten Sport and Recreation Centres, four Olympic Sport Venues and offices throughout the state.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Sport is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Office encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

The Office of Sport is committed to keeping children safe. It is the responsibility of all staff, regardless of role, to act to keep children safe from harm

About the role

The Program Officer is responsible for planning and delivering outdoor education and recreation programs.

In this role, you will be required to:

  • Develop and deliver programs to meet client needs including sport and active recreation outcomes for a variety of sport, community and school groups.
  • Conduct activities in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Maintain high levels of customer service and adapt service delivery styles to match client groups.
  • Respond to client requests during programs including dealing with incidents and emergency situations.


About you

  • You can plan and deliver outdoor education and recreation programs to a variety of sport, community, and school groups
  • You can deliver programs in line with standard operating procedures
  • You enjoy dealing with a variety of customers and can adapt service delivery to meet their needs
  • You are aware of safety requirements and can deal with incidents and emergency situations
  • You can collaborate with your colleagues/clients to deliver program components
  • You have strong communication and interpersonal skills


Essential requirements

  • Degree level tertiary qualifications in a relevant field (e.g. Education) or a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation and relevant industry experience.
  • First aid qualification
  • Undertake on-call responsibilities on a rostered basis during residential programs.
  • A National Criminal Records Check (NCRC) clearance and a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC).
  • COVID-19 Certificate or proof of vaccination status or a medical clearance as per the Public Health Order


The Office of Sport will conduct the NCRC and verify your WWCC if you are a preferred candidate.

The Office of Sport is a great place to work, we offer you:

  • A competitive salary and generous leave entitlements up to 30 days of recreation leave per annum, compensatory leave and sick leave
  • A range of employee benefits may include salary packaging, access to the fitness passport, and access to the Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to training and development


How to apply

To apply for this role, you need to click ‘Apply Online’ to submit an application, Job Reference No. 00008ZI7. 

When applying you need to:

  • Answer the two pre-screening questions (see below) which should demonstrate your competency in the focus capabilities (maximum of 2 pages).
  • Provide cover letter that details how you meet the capabilities of the role (maximum 1 page)
  • Provide a resume that details your previous experience (maximum of 4 pages)


Further information about “Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service” is available on I work for NSW.

Pre-screening questions

  1. Describe a situation when you have developed and delivered a program/project to meet outcomes for a client.
  2. Describe a time you effectively handled a challenging/unusual customer request or complaint.



  • For further information about the role please contact Megan McFarland (A/Program Coordinator) on 02 6846 7403 or view the role description.
  • The successful applicant will be subject to a National Criminal Records Check.
  • This is a child-related position. You will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance as a condition of employment. For more information, visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian website.
  • No offer of employment will be made until all relevant clearances are finalised.
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of double vaccination status.


Applications Close: Sunday 3 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Full Time
  • Dubbo
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • 03-07-2022
  • Phone: 02 6846 7403
  • Contact: Megan Mc
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  • Pay: Package includes salary ($68,171 - $99,821), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
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