Field Supervisor, National Parks Maintenance Program


NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service


Bourke, NSW

Salary etc:

$74,734 - $79,874 p.a. + super + weekend/public holiday loading (& may be eligible for remote area allowance). Temporary to 30 June 2022.


Job Reference Number: 00008C61

National Parks and Wildlife Service has an exciting opportunity to join the Bourke Area leadership team and support  the delivery of the National Parks Maintenance Program (NPMP).

With the support of a senior field supervisor, you’ll work closely with rangers in setting planning priorities and identifying and prioritising works programs to maintain and improve park assets.

We are looking for hard working, reliable individuals with strong project management and team supervision skills.

  • Package includes salary: $74,734 - $79,874 (inclusive of leave loading) plus employer's contribution to superannuation and 8.5% loading for working weekends and public holidays.
  • This is a temporary full-time role up to 30 June 2022
  • Successful applicant may be eligible for a remote area allowance

About the role

Some supervision and co-ordination of work crews including contractors may be required along with associated administrative and record keeping duties. You’ll also be relied upon to assist with the construction and maintenance of visitor areas, protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage sites, operation and maintenance of plant and equipment, liaise with visitors, safety audits and implement fire and pest and weed management activities. Your duties may require manual handling.

To be considered for the role you must meet the below essential requirements:

  • Current drivers/MR licence and ability to operate 4WD vehicles up to 4.5 tonnes/15 tonne GVM.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to carry out duties safely.
  • Willingness to obtain relevant SafeWork NSW certification to appropriately operate and maintain minor plant and equipment along with a willingness to obtain a First Aid certificate.
  • Certification, or ability to obtain certification within the first 6 months of employment, to operate a chainsaw to crosscut standard; ability to operate two-way radio.

A pre employment medical will be conducted for all preferred candidates.

The role will support delivery of a stimulus funded program that was announced in late 2020 by the NSW Government. This funding – provided to create jobs and grow the NSW economy – will focus on the maintenance, repair and restoration of visitor and park management infrastructure as well as weeding and landscaping in key locations to improve the local environment, enhance the visitor experience and support local tourism.

NPWS overview

NPWS manages more than 870 national parks and reserves throughout New South Wales, covering over 7 million hectares or 9% of the landmass of NSW. We carry out plant and animal conservation, sustainable tourism and visitation, research, education, volunteering programs and more.

NPWS is part of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE). We are focussed 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.

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 eighteen months.  

Our commitment to diversity

The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.

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