Senior Field Officer (2 positions)


NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service


Wanaaring and Weilmoringle, North West NSW

Salary etc:

$77,282. Package includes salary ($66,349 - $70,282), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. Full-Time, ongoing.



  • Remote Area Allowance and accommodation
  • Isolation, solitude, serenity and great community spirit
  • Both locations are 180-220km from Bourke in Western NSW. You are required to identify the location you are applying for.

About the Role

The Senior Field Officer undertakes works and maintenance programs efficiently, within budget and set time frames to enhance and preserve natural and cultural heritage and resources as well as the provision of high quality and safe recreational facilities for the public.

Agency overview

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.

National Parks and Wildlife Service manages, conserves and cares for the 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.

Essential requirements

  • Ability to work with the Agency’s statutory obligations as they apply to conservation of natural, Aboriginal and cultural heritage and resources, and willingness to exercise delegated authority for law enforcement.
  • Demonstrated experience in the maintenance/construction of general facilities and grounds. Ability to supervise and carry out all duties safely in accordance with OH&S requirements.
  • Relevant WorkCover Certification, ability and experience for the appropriate operation and maintenance of machinery, plant and equipment for maintenance and construction work.
  • Ability to implement planned field and operational activities (including pest animal and plant control); and demonstrated skills and experience in fire management.
  • Demonstrated administrative and organisation skills and capacity for working with various software programs, including ability to use the Agency’s financial and asset management systems.
  • 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).

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

Job Notes

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

The NPWS is a non-smoking workplace and smoking is not permitted in national parks.

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility

At the Planning and Environment Cluster, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to the success of our business and are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the communities of NSW.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

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