Assistant Project Officer (Threatened Species)


NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service


Dubbo, NSW

Salary etc:

$87,493 - $96,540 p.a. + super.


Job reference number: 00008PD8

Do you want your work to make a difference for NSW?
Together, we create thriving environments, communities and economies

Play an important role in one of the biggest conservation commitments ever undertaken in NSW.  This is a great opportunity to join the highly committed National Parks and Wildlife Service team.

  • Temporary role for up to 4 years
  • Package includes salary ($87,493 - $96,540), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

About the role

Saving our Species (SoS) is one of the biggest threatened species conservation across NSW. It is a movement involving volunteers, scientists, businesses, community groups and the NSW Government, all coming together to secure the future of Australia’s unique plants and animals. Keen to be a part of it?

We are looking for a passionate conservation scientist to assist in designing, planning, implementing and reporting on threatened species programs under the SoS Program.

Working closely with the Project Officer Threatened Species (who works from a different location) and NPWS rangers, field staff and contractors you will assist in designing, planning, implementing and reporting on threatened species programs. This will involve travelling to remote locations where you will often work alone and independently while adhering to strict safety protocols.

This work requires a high degree of time management, project planning, accurate data collection and the ability to solve problems on the fly.

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Experience in documenting, executing and reporting on conservation projects and the ability to carry out all duties safely.
  • Experience in word processing and database software (MS office).
  • Ability to work with GPS equipment and software to locate, record and store spatial data.
  • Willingness to travel to remote locations in Western NSW.

Essential requirements:

  • Experience working in the field of conservation or threatened species, and knowledge of the principles of threatened species conservation in the context of reserved land.
  • Demonstrated experience in operational works relevant to the role, and ability to supervise and carry out all duties safely in accordance with WHS requirements.
  • Demonstrated administrative and organisational skills and capacity for working with various software programs, including ability to use the agency’s financial, asset management and procurement systems.
  • Current class c driver’s licence and willingness to obtain a 4WD operation certificate

About us

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment’s (DPIE) vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

NPWS is part of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. 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.

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.

Our commitment to flexible working

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Our commitment to diversity

The NSW 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 those with disability.

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