Senior Field Officer


NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service


Riverina & Murray, Regional NSW

Salary etc:

$68,212 - $72,255 p.a. + super. Fixed-term, Full-time.



Love the great outdoors and seeking a quieter life?  Unique opportunity to live on-site and work in the Kalyarr National Park.

  • Temporary fulltime role up to 25 March 2022, with possibility of extension
  • Package includes salary ($68,212 - $72,255) + superannuation and 17% loading for working weekends and public holidays
  • On-site accommodation provided

About the role

Field officer teams are the boots on the ground and undertake a diverse range of tasks including the construction, maintenance and improvements of NPWS parks and facilities. They undertake pest and weed control programs, utilising pesticides, chemicals and firearms. They also assist with fire management activities, by joining highly trained teams to facilitate controlled hazard reductions and to response to wildfires.

With the support of a Senior Field Supervisor, you’ll work closely with the Park Ranger in setting planning priorities and undertaking ongoing maintenance works within the Park. Working primarily solo, at times you’ll be relied upon to also supervise other field staff and contactors when they are working on the Park.

Kalyarr NP is a very rich cultural landscape requiring a sensitive approach to management of the reserve. Key in this role will be your ability to build relationships with, and work closely with the local community.

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).

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

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