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Senior Field Officer

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service - Australia,

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Love the great outdoors and seeking a quieter life? Unique opportunity to live on-site and work in the Murray-Riverina region.

  • 18 months Temporary position located in Willandra
  • Package includes salary ($68,212 - $72,255), employer's contribution to superannuation and 17% loading for working weekends and public holidays
  • Accommodation is available on park for the successful candidate and family if required
  • Access to and from Willandra may not be possible during wet weather

About the role

Field officer teams are the boots on the ground and undertake a diverse range of tasks including the construction, maintenance and improvements of NPWS parks and facilities. They undertake pest and weed control programs, utilising pesticides, chemicals and firearms. They also assist with fire management activities, by joining highly trained teams to facilitate controlled hazard reductions and to response to wildfires.

Part of a former sheep station, the Willandra National Park has a rich pastoral history and numerous historic buildings. With the support of a Senior Field Supervisor, you’ll work closely with the Park Ranger in setting planning priorities and undertaking ongoing maintenance works within the Park and a few smaller Nature Reserves. Working primarily solo, at times you’ll be relied upon to also supervise other field staff and contactors when they are working on the Park.

You will also support wider area wide projects and would be required to travel from time to time. This role offers the opportunity to also become part of the state-wide firefighting team and you may be required to travel around the state in this role.

The essential requirements:

  • Relevant WorkCover Certification, ability and experience for the appropriate operation and maintenance of machinery, plant and equipment for maintenance and construction work.
  • Current MR Drivers Licence and ability to drive 4wd vehicles, Senior First Aid Certificate, and demonstrated ability and experience in operating MR vehicles, and willingness to fly in light aircraft.
  • Certification and demonstrated ability and experience in operating chainsaw to at least cross-cut level, and ability to operate and supervise in radio usage.

The role of Senior Field Officer, including firefighting related activities, is very physically demanding, requiring heavy muscular activity, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling loads, bending, climbing, and driving a variety of vehicles. Senior Field Officer applicants must meet the requirements of a specific medical assessment, which is inclusive of a clearance to undertake the fitness test for firefighting fitness roles. The applicant must pass the task-based fitness assessment to a moderate level within the probationary period (12 months).

The role holder must obtain certification at the appropriate level prior to undertaking firefighting/incident control duties.

Agency overview

At the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) we are focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales with thriving natural environments, strong primary industries and bustling urban centres. We are the stewards of our state’s physical and environmental assets - both natural and built - and we work hard every day to ensure New South Wales continues to flourish.

Our commitment to flexible working

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Our commitment to diversity

The NSW Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and those with disability.

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.