Advert ID: 20008931
Senior Field Officer
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
Riverina & Murray, Regional NSW
$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.
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:
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.
How to apply:View details
Apply by answering all pre-screening questions, submitting a current resume and a cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.
Applications close: Sunday 1st August 2021 at 11.59pm
A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.
At the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) we are focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales with thriving natural environments, strong primary industries and bustling urban centres. We are the stewards of our state’s physical and environmental assets - both natural and built - and we work hard every day to ensure New South Wales continues to flourish.
For further information about NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service view our website.
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