Field Officer General Operations (Identified)

Job Description

Title: Field Officer General Operations (Identified)

Company Name: Department of Planning and Environment NSW

Vacancy: 3

Job Location: Sydney

Employment Status: Full Time

Field Officer General Operations (Identified)

National Parks and Wildlife Service has a number of exciting temporary opportunities to join the NPWS team.  

The roles 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.

We are looking for hard working, reliable individuals who are interested in national parks.

  • There are multiple opportunities located across NSW; select your preferred location(s) in the application form.
  • Package includes annual salary of $42,460 (inclusive of annual leave loading) plus employer's contribution to superannuation.
  • These are temporary roles for an initial 12-month period, with a possibility of further extension until June 2022.


About the role
In the role of Field Officer General Operations, you will be performing a variety of hands-on, practical duties across the national park(s) in your area, from maintenance and cleaning of visitor facilities, general ground duties, basic maintenance of walking tracks and responding to general enquiries from visitors in the parks.

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.

Firefighting is not a requirement of these roles as this is not the focus of their work.The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment considers that being an Australian Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification for this role in accordance with Sections 14 and 21 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 and under Clause 26 of the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014.

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

  • Current driver licence and ability to obtain 4WD certification within first 6 months of employment.

  • Demonstrated ability 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.

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

For more information about the role contact [email protected] or click here to view the role description.

Should you require further information about Aboriginal employment at DPIE, please contact A/Manager, Aboriginal Employment and Development Sandy Ryan on 0436 525 666 or via [email protected].

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.

For further information about NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service view our website.

How to apply
Apply by submitting a current resume and a one-page cover letter which outlines your skills and experience as relevant to the role. You will also be required to confirm that you meet the essential criteria by responding ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the additional questions in the application form. 

You will be asked to rank your location preference(s) by numbering the boxes starting with ‘1’ for your first preference, ‘2’ for your second preference, and so on. Only number locations you are willing to work in and leave the remaining locations blank.

Applications close Sunday 7 February 2021 at 11.55 pm

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.  

 

National Parks and Wildlife Service has a number of exciting temporary opportunities to join the NPWS team.  

The roles 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.

We are looking for hard working, reliable individuals who are interested in national parks.

  • There are multiple opportunities located across NSW; select your preferred location(s) in the application form.
  • Package includes annual salary of $42,460 (inclusive of annual leave loading) plus employer's contribution to superannuation.
  • These are temporary roles for an initial 12-month period, with a possibility of further extension until June 2022.


About the role
In the role of Field Officer General Operations, you will be performing a variety of hands-on, practical duties across the national park(s) in your area, from maintenance and cleaning of visitor facilities, general ground duties, basic maintenance of walking tracks and responding to general enquiries from visitors in the parks.

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.

Firefighting is not a requirement of these roles as this is not the focus of their work.The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment considers that being an Australian Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification for this role in accordance with Sections 14 and 21 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 and under Clause 26 of the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014.

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

  • Current driver licence and ability to obtain 4WD certification within first 6 months of employment.

  • Demonstrated ability 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.

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

For more information about the role contact [email protected] or click here to view the role description.

Should you require further information about Aboriginal employment at DPIE, please contact A/Manager, Aboriginal Employment and Development Sandy Ryan on 0436 525 666 or via [email protected].

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.

For further information about NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service view our website.

How to apply
Apply by submitting a current resume and a one-page cover letter which outlines your skills and experience as relevant to the role. You will also be required to confirm that you meet the essential criteria by responding ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the additional questions in the application form. 

You will be asked to rank your location preference(s) by numbering the boxes starting with ‘1’ for your first preference, ‘2’ for your second preference, and so on. Only number locations you are willing to work in and leave the remaining locations blank.

Applications close Sunday 7 February 2021 at 11.55 pm

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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