Love the great outdoors? National Parks Field Officers are on the front line in national parks across NSW. We’re keen to hear from you if this sounds like your ideal role! x1 Temporary full-time role based in Urbanville, NSW Salary starting from $62,656 and up to $66,729 plus super and 17% loading for working... read more on Shortlisted Jobs | Australia
Love the great outdoors? National Parks Field Officers are on the front line in national parks across NSW. We’re keen to hear from you if this sounds like your ideal role!
- x1 Temporary full-time role based in Urbanville, NSW
- Salary starting from $62,656 and up to $66,729 plus super and 17% loading for working weekends and public holidays
- This role is for candidates with competencies at Grade 3 or above within the Field Officer 1/4 classification
About the role:
Made up of collaborative, creative and committed people to ensure a liveable and sustainable NSW, the North Coast Branch of NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) is looking for a Field Officer to contribute to the delivery of projects for the Richmond River team.
What you will do to succeed:
• 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.
What you will have to succeed:
• 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, 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.
If you have been looking for such an opportunity and possess the skills and keen to know more, please refer to the role description for more information.
You can also contact Tracey Frewen at 02 66 32 00 / 0429341904 for a confidential discussion.
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: Thursday, 10 June 2021 at 11:59 PM AEST
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.
National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) manages more than 870 national parks and reserves throughout NSW, covering over 7 million hectares or 9% of the landmass of NSW. We carry out plant and animal conservation, sustainable tourism and visitation, research, education, volunteering programs and more.
NPWS is part of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE). We are focussed 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.
For further information about NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service view our website.
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.
ResponsibilitiesPlease refer to the role description.