Field Supervisor - Enhanced Bushfire Management Program (x2)


National Parks and Wildlife Service


Eden, Tanja, Nowra, NSW

Salary etc:

$76,259 - $81,503 p.a. Ongoing / Temporary, Full-time.



National Parks and Wildlife Service has an exciting opportunity to join the Area leadership team and support the delivery of the National Parks EBMP.

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

  • One Ongoing full-time position based in Eden or Tanja.
  • One Temporary full-time position up to 25th April 2023 with possibility for extension based in Nowra.
  • Package includes salary ($76,259 - $81,503) employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

About the role

Reporting to Senior Field Supervisor, you'll work closely with field officers and other staff to co-ordinate, supervise, and implement the Bushfire Program for the South Coast Branch. The EBMP field team is primarily involved in fuel reduction activities by both mechanical means and prescribed fire and, during periods of high bushfire activity, may be required to participate in bushfire suppression or other bushfire response functions.

Supervising and developing a team plays a critical role as well as your ability to adapt to change, finding solutions to problems and ensuring safety is always a priority. Heavy plant experience is an advantage.

National Parks and Wildlife Service is an equal opportunity employer. Hear from some of our female staff about working with NPWS.

About the branch

The South Coast Branch manages over 114 parks and reserves, from the northern suburbs of Wollongong in the north to Victorian border in the south and includes Montague Island Nature Reserve (listed under the IUCN Green List), and Aboriginal-owned and jointly managed Biamanga and Gulaga national parks.

Our parks and reserves are home to unique plants and animals, ranging from tall eucalypt forest to coastal heaths. Each year, over 3 million visitors enjoy our spectacular beaches and high-quality walking tracks.

Essential requirements:

  • Current Drivers / MR licence and demonstrated ability to operating 4wd vehicles and heavy plant up to 4.5 tonnes/15 tonne GVM, and ability to obtain a First Aid Certificate.
  • Ability to carry out frontline firefighting duties and incident management roles, including ability to obtain and maintain certification as a crew leader or higher within the probationary period (up to 12 months), certification and experience in chainsaw operations to at least cross-cut and basic tree-felling level, ability to operate two-way radio, and a willingness to fly in light aircraft.


This is a physically demanding role, requiring heavy muscular activity, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling loads, bending, climbing, and driving a variety of vehicles. Candidates must meet the requirements of a firefighting medical which is inclusive of a clearance to undertake frontline firefighting roles. The candidate must pass the task-based fitness assessment to a moderate level within the probationary period (up to 12 months) and annually thereafter.

It is an essential requirement of the role that successful candidates are fully vaccinated by receiving an acceptable course of COVID-19 vaccination as defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) as a condition of employment.


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