Fire Planning Officer


NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service


Newcastle, NSW

Salary etc:

Total Remuneration package: $116,918 p.a. - includes salary ($94,782 - $104,918) + super & leave loading (Clerk Grade 7/8). Full-time, Temporary (Mar-Sep 2019, with possible extension)


Job Reference Number: 00006NVU

Are you looking for a dynamic Hunter Region role utilising your skills in fire management, hazard reduction, planning and training coordination?

About the role

Provide fire planning activity leadership with the NPWS operational branches including preseason bushfire planning and preparedness, prescribed burn operations plans, annual hazard reduction works planning, reserve fire management strategies and Bush Fire Risk Management Plans.

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.

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.

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:

  • Relevant qualifications and/or experience in fire and land management practices, with proven experience in delivering program outcomes and project management.
  • Demonstrated experience in fire planning and delivering business change results.
  • Willingness to work weekends and after hours as required and the ability and willingness to participate in the management of wildfire and other emergency incidents.
  • Current Australian drivers licence and willingness to fly in light aircraft.

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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