Field Officer HR&BRC Job at NSW Government -National Parks & Wildlife Service – Wollongong NSW

Do you want your work to make a difference for NSW?

Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies.

Enjoy the great outdoors? 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!

Field Officer Grade 1-2

2 X Temporary Full-time opportunity until 30 June 2023 with possible extension

Located in Eden and Bombala

Package includes salary ($51,038 – $56,030), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

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 park assets and facilities. They undertake pest and weed control programs, utilising pesticides, chemicals and firearms. They assist with fire management activities, by joining highly trained teams to facilitate controlled hazard reductions and to response to wildfires. Key to the role is operating and maintaining minor plant and equipment. 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.

About the branch

The South Coast Branch manages over 114 parks and reserves, including Montague Island Nature Reserve (listed under the IUCN Green List), and Aboriginal-owned and jointly managed Biamanga and Gulaga national parks.

Our parks and reserves are home to unique plants and animals, including the tall eucalypt forest (South East National Park) and the southern brown bandicoot. Each year, over 3 million visitors enjoy our spectacular beaches and high-quality walking tracks.

Essential Requirements

Current Drivers licence and ability to drive 4wd vehicles, and applicants must obtain MR licence and ability to operate 4wd vehicles up to 4.5 tonnes/15 tonne GVM within the probationary period (up to 12 months).

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 minor 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 or 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 crew member within the probationary period (up to 12 months), and a willingness to fly in light aircraft.

This is a physically demanding role, requiring physical 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.

About Us

National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) is one of the world’s oldest and most respected national parks agencies. We manage more than 880 national parks and reserves, covering over 7.4 million hectares or 9.3% of the landmass of NSW ranging from rainforests and towering eucalypt forests to rich woodlands, spectacular deserts and precious alpine systems. We deliver effective conservation for our biodiversity and cultural heritage and provide world class visitor experiences for the whole community to enjoy. We carry out fire management, threatened species conservation, land and infrastructure management, sustainable tourism and visitation, and research and education programs. We work together with Aboriginal communities to manage and protect our parks on behalf of the people of NSW.

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all.

To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and one-page cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role.

It is an essential requirement of the role that successful candidates are fully vaccinated by receiving an acceptable course of COVID-19 vaccination as defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) as a condition of employment.

Applications close: Sunday, 17th July 2022 (11:55pm)

Should you require further information about the role please contact Hiring Manager – Bobby Maher, Senior Field Supervisor via [email protected] or 0429 323 023.

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

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Contact our Aboriginal People & Culture team if you need further information or assistance in applying [email protected]

Our Diversity team can assist to:
provide alternative formats to apply

make adjustments to the recruitment process

offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks

If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on [email protected] (please include reference number).

We encourage Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people to apply and recommend you check out Our Mob on Country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.

About the Company

Company: NSW Government -National Parks & Wildlife Service –

Company Location:  Wollongong NSW

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