Senior Field Officer

Sydney, New South Wales, au
Company: NSW Government
Category: Protective Service Occupations
Published on 2021-07-28 19:19:20

Bourke Area has a fantastic opportunity to join the NPWS team delivering conservation and visitor programs in parks around Bourke. 

  • Ongoing role
  • Located in Bourke
  • Package includes salary ($68,212 - $72,255), employer's contribution to superannuation and 17% loading for working weekends and public holidays
  • Successful applicant may be eligible for a remote area allowance

  • About the role
    You’ll be joining a supportive team undertaking a diverse range of tasks to enhance and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of our parks. This may include leading a team to maintain and construct park facilities; protection of cultural sites; undertake pest and weed control programs utilising pesticides, chemicals or firearms; and assisting with fire management activities such as mowing, slashing, grading, and joining a highly trained team to implement hazard reduction burns and wildfire response. 

    With the support of a senior field supervisor, you’ll work closely with rangers in identifying and prioritising maintenance works. Senior field officers are flexible and organised, and work well in a team environment or alone with minimal supervision. At times you’ll be relied upon to also supervise other field staff and contactors. A trade background is beneficial but is not essential. Some travel will be involved in this role and possibly for multiple days at a time depending on work requirements.

    Bourke is a vibrant Outback community on the banks of the Darling River. Up for the challenge? If this role interests you, it would be worth visiting the NSW National Parks Web site – https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/gundabooka-national-park

    Keen to hear from some of our female Field Officers about a career with NPWS? https://youtu.be/9l4AH-tOW6E

    The essential requirements:

  • Relevant WorkCover Certification, ability and experience for the appropriate operation and maintenance of machinery, plant and equipment for maintenance and construction work.
  • Current MR Drivers Licence and ability to drive 4wd vehicles, Senior First Aid Certificate, and demonstrated ability and experience in operating MR vehicles, and willingness to fly in light aircraft.
  • Certification and demonstrated ability and experience in operating chainsaw to at least cross-cut level, and ability to operate and supervise in radio usage.

  • The role of Senior Field Officer, including firefighting related activities, is very physically demanding, requiring heavy muscular activity, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling loads, bending, climbing, and driving a variety of vehicles. Senior Field Officer applicants must meet the requirements of a specific medical assessment, which is inclusive of a clearance to undertake the fitness test for firefighting fitness roles. The applicant must pass the task based fitness assessment to a moderate level within the probationary period (12 months), and annually thereafter.

    The role holder must obtain certification at the appropriate level prior to undertaking firefighting/incident control duties.


    For more information about the role contact Melissa Hams, Area Manager Bourke ph 0429 722 765, email Melissa.Hams@environment.nsw.gov.au or click here to view the Role Description.

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