Field Officer Grade 3/4


National Parks & Wildlife Service


Rylstone, NSW

Salary etc:

$63,934 - $68,090 p.a. Temporary, Full-time.



  • Package includes salary $63,934 to $68,090, employer's contribution to superannuation and 17% loading for working weekends and public holidays.
  • Temporary full-time opportunity for up to 30 June 2023.

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About the role

National Parks and Wildlife Service has a unique opportunity for a Field Officer to work as part of the team based in Rylstone and contribute towards the conservation of the natural environment, flora, fauna and aboriginal heritage of the beautiful Wollemi National Park.

The Blue Mountains Branch manages 73 parks and reserves, including the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. We protect many threatened plants and animals, such as the only known grove of Wollemi Pines, and several highly significant Aboriginal Places.

Every year, more than 8 million people visit our iconic locations, like the Three Sisters or Govetts Leap, or heritage-listed historic sites, like Hill End and the Wombeyan Caves. We manage over 400 km of iconic walking tracks, 40 campgrounds and 175 lookouts.

As Field Officer, you will assist with construction, maintenance and improvements to park assets within NPWS parks and reserves, and the maintenance of heritage buildings and structures. Undertakes pest, weed and fire management activities, including those in remote areas. Operates and maintains plant and equipment. Responds to visitor enquiries and may assist with compliance activities.

You will also contribute to ensuring Environment and Heritage Group (EHG) obligations and aims are met through the enhancement and preservation of the natural and cultural heritage values of parks. Perform works programs and conducts inspections of potential safety hazards to ensure that the public has access to appropriately maintained and safe recreational facilities.

About you

Your passion for your community and environment, coupled with a strong attention to detail will be key to your success in this role. You'll be a strong decision-maker with the ability to lead operations and think on your feet, enjoy working in dynamic and at times, autonomous work sites. Your fitness and enthusiasm will enable you to thrive and succeed in this diverse, fast-paced role.

Essential Requirements

  • A current drivers licence and four-wheel driving certification. An MR licence is required to progress to Grade 4.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to carry out all duties safely and ability to obtain relevant SafeWork NSW certification to appropriately operate and maintain a range of plant and equipment, including but not limited to conditionally registered vehicles, watercraft, lifting apparatus and road maintenance plant as well as the ability and willingness to obtain a First Aid certificate.
  • Certification, or ability to obtain certification within the probationary period (up to 12 months) in operating a chainsaw to crosscut and basic tree felling standard; ability to operate two-way radio.
  • Ability to carry out frontline firefighting duties and support roles including ability to obtain and maintain certification as a crew member or higher, within the probationary period (up to 12 months), and a willingness to fly in light aircraft.
  • This is a physically active role suited to candidates of all genders who are fit, enjoy working outdoors as part of a team, and are eager to learn and develop the skills and qualifications needed to contribute toward improving and maintaining some of NSW's most precious natural places.
  • Field Officer applicants must meet the requirements of a firefighting medical which is inclusive of a clearance to undertake frontline firefighting roles. The applicant 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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