- Multiple temporary full-time roles available
until 30 June 2021
- Locations: Kearsley, Boat Harbour, Scone, Myall Lakes (With possible
future locations at Somersby, Munmorah, Gloucester, Pacific Palms, Kahibah or Taree as vacancies
- Generous remuneration package. Salary from
$49,868 to $54,746 plus employer contribution to superannuation.
National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is currently seeking
multiple 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
NPWS manages national parks and reserves throughout NSW, covering over
7 million hectares or 9% of the landmass of NSW. We are part of the Department
of Planning, Industry and Environment.
We conserve and celebrate our biodiversity and cultural heritage, work
with and for our community and provide outstanding natural spaces.
NPWS manages more than 870 national parks and reserves. We carry out
plant and animal conservation, sustainable tourism and visitation, research,
education, volunteering programs and more. We also work closely with other
agencies to manage fire both on and off park ? over half of our staff are
trained firefighters.Our workplace culture is focused on four key areas:
- We embrace diversity, collaboration and respect
- We communicate, support each other and work
toward common goals
- We are professionals, balancing our passion with
our commitment to public service
- We achieve our goals through accountability,
trying new approaches and adapting to change.
About the role
Our Field Officer teams are the boots on the ground and undertake a
diverse range of tasks including fire management, construction, maintenance and
improvements of NPWS parks and facilities, and maintenance of heritage
buildings and structures. As a Field Officer, you will contribute to our
mission of enhancing and preserving the natural and cultural heritage of our
parks and deliver the work on the ground that turn policy and strategy into
You will work in a team, undertaking fire, pest and weed management activities,
and assisting with the construction, maintenance and improvements of park
assets within NPWS parks and reserves, and the maintenance of heritage
buildings and structures. You will also undertake diverse tasks, operate and
maintain plant and equipment, respond to visitor enquiries and may assist with
To learn more about the role, click here to view the role description.
We are looking for individuals who are team players and enjoy
interacting with a diverse range of people in a lively environment. You will
have demonstrated ability and experience to carry out all duties safely and
ability to obtain relevant SafeWork NSW certification to appropriately operate
and maintain minor plant and equipment. It is essential that you possess or are
willing to obtain a current driver?s licence and 4WD certification, first aid
certificate, chainsaw certification and firefighting certification.
We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
and women as we seek to shape a future for NSW that is truly reflective of our
communities. To hear from some of our female staff about working at NPWS, click here.
If you enjoy working hands-on in the field to enhance and preserve the
natural and cultural heritage values of the parks, this could be the role for
Flexible working within the provisions of Industrial awards is part of
life at NPWS, and wherever you work there are options available to help you
have a better work life balance. By being flexible with our people and the way
we work, we are building a happier, more diverse and inclusive work culture.
NPWS has a statutory requirement to participate in wildfire responses
and this creates the opportunity for you to join our highly trained remote
firefighting teams to protect public safety, property, and park values. As a
valued team member of NPWS, you will also play a critical role in the
management, conservation and land care of national parks and reserves.
How to apply
Applicants must address their suitability by supplying an updated copy
of their resume and a brief cover letter that outlines your skills and
experience relevant to the role.
Monday, 6 July
2020 at 11:55 PM
Should you require further information about the role please contact Melissa Reeves (hiring manager) on (02) 6540
2302 or at Melissa.Reeves@environment.nsw.gov.au
If you have
issues with uploading your application, please contact Emma Baird at Emma.Baird@planning.nsw.gov.au
A recruitment pool will be created for ongoing and temporary roles of
the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next 18
Our commitment to diversity:
We are committed to equal
employment opportunity and embrace diversity and inclusion within our
workforce. We welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders,
people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally
and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees
and those with disability.
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