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Field Officer, Grade 1-2 - Hunter Central Coast

49868 - 54746 AUD per year
Central Coast NSW Region

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  • 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 arise)
  • 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 park estate.

About us
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 reality.

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 compliance activities.

To learn more about the role, click here to view the role description.

About you
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 you.

Why us?
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.

Closing Date: Monday, 6 July 2020 at 11:55 PM

Enquiries: 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 months.

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.

If you are viewing this advertisement on LinkedIn, please click ?Apply? to access more information about this role via the I Work For NSW website.

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