Manager - Area (5 positions)


NSW Department of Planning & Environment - National Parks & Wildlife Service


Roles available in Blackheath, Bourke, Lane Cove, Scheyville & Ulladulla, NSW

Salary etc:

Total Remuneration package: $156,294 p.a. - includes salary ($121,917 p.a. - $140,996 p.a.)+ super & leave loading (Clerk Grade 11/12); Full-time


Job Reference Number: 00005WK7

  • Play a vital role in managing, promoting and protecting the conservation and heritage of our national parks and reserves.
  • Join our journey to conserve over 850 protected areas within the State, including historic sites, places of Aboriginal cultural significance and habitats that protect wildlife.
  • Contribute to what we’re doing to conserve our parks and reserves for generations to come.

The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. The Department is going through an exciting period of organisational and operational change.

The Department’s vision - Planning for growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment - provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment.

The Department’s two related agencies - the Office of Environment & Heritage and the Office of Local Government - support the conservation and protection of the environment and an effective local government sector in NSW. Several other entities associated with the Department include the Environment Protection Authority, statutory trusts responsible for zoos, parks and gardens, independent assessment and planning bodies, and development corporations.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service manages, conserves and cares for land in national parks and reserves. NPWS links customer, conservation and cultural outcomes in a sustainable way by building participation in the management and use of parks.

About the Role:

Lead and manage a team to plan and deliver park management programs and translate strategies into operational outcomes within a geographical area to support the achievement of NSW Government and OEH Corporate outcomes.

Essential requirements:

  • Extensive experience managing diverse, dispersed and multi-disciplinary teams in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver a diverse range of park management operations and visitor services aligned to strategic organisational outcomes and competence in incident management planning and control.
  • Extensive experience and proven ability to exercise sound judgement in working in a senior function including the provision of advice on management of various issues and provision of high level support.
  • Proven ability to work in collaboration with local communities and key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal communities to deliver cultural and environmental outcomes; and/or demonstrated ability in working with Aboriginal boards and committees under joint management arrangements.
  • Current NSW Driver’s Licence

Job Notes: A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from DPE and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period.

NPWS is a non-smoking work place and smoking is not permitted in the National Parks.

Our commitment to diversity:

The Department of Planning and Environment values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with a disability.

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