Senior Field Supervisor


NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service


Tumut (negotiable to Southern Ranges Branch), NSW

Salary etc:

Total Remuneration package to $100,322 - includes salary ($84,290 - $90,503) + super & leave loading (Senior Field Supervisor 2). Full-time, Temporary (until 30 June 2019)

  • Manages planning, implementation and delivery of approved road works, projects and civil maintenance programs across the Area, ensuring completion within deadlines and meeting required budget, quality, safety, environmental and legal standards and developing and maintaining relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Lead and supervise a team of contractor field staff including managing performance and development, rostering, work programming and management of systems including monitoring and reporting on works programming and expenditure.

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.

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is a part of the Planning and Environment Cluster. It aims to enrich life in NSW by helping the community to conserve and enjoy our environment and heritage. For more information go to www.environment.nsw.gov.au

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.

Primary purpose of the role

Plan, develop, implement and manage approved works and maintenance programs for the Area so that the natural and cultural heritage is enhanced and conserved and the public have access to high quality, safe recreational and educational facilities. Ensure the cost efficiency of works and maintenance programs and effective deployment and development of field staff and the appropriate acquisition and use of equipment.

Essential requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with the Agency’s statutory obligations as they apply to conservation natural, Aboriginal and cultural heritage and resources and experience in exercising delegated authority for law enforcement.
  • Demonstrated experience in, or detailed knowledge of, various trade skills and experience in the purchase, management and utilisation of plant and equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience in ensuring effective planning, management and completion of maintenance programs and construction of park/recreational facilities such as roads/fire trails, walking tracks and buildings; and pest and animal control.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to operate and supervise the operation of machinery, plant and equipment for maintenance and construction work whilst complying with Work Health and Safety standards, with a willingness and ability to obtain Workcover certification if required.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform a fire crew leadership role and incident control functions.
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate and drivers licence including four-wheel driving certificate, and willingness to fly in light aircraft.

This role includes 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. 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 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 workplace 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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