NATIONAL PARKS & WILDLIFE SERVICE
WOLLONGONG, NSW, 2500
Classification: Field Officer Base Grade 1/2
Employment Status: Casual
Duration: Up to 12 months.
•Are you highly motivated, organised, flexible, practical and a good problem solver?
•Do you have excellent customer service skills and ability to manage competing priorities?
•Can you demonstrate safe work practices and identify hazards?
The Office of Environment and Heritage leads policy and reform in environment regulation, sustainability, biodiversity and native vegetation, coastal protection and Aboriginal cultural heritage. We manage 6.8 million hectares of national parks and reserves and the Heritage branch within OEH works with communities to identify important places and objects and provides guidance in looking after heritage items.
National Parks and Wildlife Service manages, conserves and cares for land in national parks and reserves. NPWS links customer, conservation and cultural outcomes in a sustainable way by building participation in the management and use of parks
Primary purpose of the role:
Assists 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. Contributes to ensuring OEH obligations and aims are met through the enhancement and preservation of the natural and cultural heritage values of parks. Assists in the completion of works programs to ensure that the public has access to appropriately maintained and safe recreational facilities.
•Provide your personal information as prompted
•Attach your resume that sets out your education, work history and other facts about yourself that relate to the role (maximum of 4 pages);
•Attach a cover letter that is relevant to the role (maximum of 1 page).
•Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000 character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter.
Q1. Describe a time when you have needed to show initiative to deliver work in a short timeframe. What challenges did you face? How were there challenges overcome?
Q2. Explain a time when you have demonstrated safe work practices & in particular identified hazards in the workplace. What was the safety issue and what did you do to ensure the safety of yourself and/or others? What was the outcome?
The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behaviour indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)
•The NPWS is a non-smoking workplace and smoking is not permitted in national parks.
•First Aid Certificate
•Ability to operate a two-way radio
•Current Drivers licence and ability to drive 4wd vehicles, and applicants must obtain MR licence and ability to operate 4wd vehicles up to 4.5 tonnes/15 tonne GVM within the probationary period (up to
•Certification, or ability to obtain certification within the probationary period (up to 12 months), in operating a chainsaw to crosscut or basic tree felling standard; ability to operate two-way radio.
•Ability to carry out frontline fire fighting duties and support roles including, ability to obtain and maintain certification as crew member within the probationary period (up to 12 months), 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. 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.
A Recruitment Pool may be established for future casual roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from OEH and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12 month period.