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Field Officer 1/4

National Parks & Wildlife Service - Sydney, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Would you like to be part of something amazing? Our people are our greatest asset and we invest in career progression and personal development, so that you can be a part of a workforce that remains focused, dedicated and happy. We collaborate, we raise standards and we save environment. So why not come and be amazing with National Parks & Wildlife Service?

  • Multiple temporary full-time roles available until 30th June 2022
  • Locations: Blackheath, Bucketty/Bulga, Mudgee/Rylstone, Richmond & Oberon.
  • Field Officer Grade 1/4 is for candidates with competencies at the Grade 3 level or above within the Field Officer 1/4 classification
  • Package includes salary ($50,018- $66,729), employer's contribution to superannuation and 17% loading for working weekends and public holidays
  • This is an Aboriginal targeted role in accordance with GSE Rule 26: Employment of eligible persons

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is currently seeking multiple Aboriginal Identified Field Officers to join their team for on-the-ground management of our reserves and wildlife. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the maintenance and preservation of the natural and cultural values of the national park estate.

About the Role
Field Officers maintain a wide variety of conservation reserves from remote, mountainous areas through to coastal wetland lake systems. National Parks in the area offer visitors exceptional recreational opportunities throughout the year and parks are busy during peak holiday times.

The successful applicants will develop skills and experience in natural heritage such as fire, pest and threatened species conservation, cultural heritage including Aboriginal and historic heritage conservation, providing recreation services including facility maintenance and maintaining roads, walking tracks and other assets for park visitors.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Undertakes construction, maintenance and improvements to park assets within NPWS parks and reserves, maintains heritage buildings and structures.
  • Undertakes pest, weed and fire management activities including those in remote areas.
  • Operates and maintains plant and equipment.
  • Responds to visitor enquiries and may undertake compliance activities.
  • Contributes to the enhancement and preservation of the natural and cultural heritage values of parks.

Essential Requirements:
  • A current driver’s licence and four-wheel driving certification. An MR licence is required to progress to Grade 4.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to carry out all duties safely and ability to obtain relevant SafeWork NSW certification to appropriately operate and maintain a range of plant and equipment, including but not limited to conditionally registered vehicles, watercraft, lifting apparatus and road maintenance plant as well as the ability and willingness to obtain a First Aid certificate.
  • Certification, or ability to obtain certification within the probationary period (up to 12 months) in operating a chainsaw to crosscut and basic tree felling standard; ability to operate two-way radio.
  • Ability to carry out frontline firefighting duties and support roles including ability to obtain and maintain certification as a crew member or higher, within the probationary period (up to 12 months), and a willingness to fly in light aircraft.

Please note: This is a physically demanding role, requiring heavy muscular activity, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling loads, bending, climbing, and driving a variety of vehicles. Field Officer applicants must meet the requirements of a firefighting medical which is inclusive of a clearance to undertake frontline firefighting roles. The applicant must pass the task-based fitness assessment to a moderate level within the probationary period (up to 12 months) and annually thereafter.

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.

How to apply
Apply by submitting a current resume and one page cover letter) which outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Applications Close: Wednesday 2nd of June

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 eighteen months.

Our commitment to flexible working
The Department of Planning, Industry & 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 are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working - including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.

Our commitment to Diversity
The 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 people with disabilities.


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