Classification: Field Officer Base Grade 1/2.
Employment Status: Ongoing (one role available).
Location: Byron Bay.
This is a targeted position under the OEH Aboriginal Employment and Development Strategy in accordance with Part 9A of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977
• Do you get satisfaction from promoting environmental services?
• Can you work effectively in a team as well as working along in remote locations unsupervised?
• Would you enjoy undertaking diverse tasks relating to the maintenance and improvement of National Park assets?
The Department of Planning and Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW.
The Department’s vision – Planning for a growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment – provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment.
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
is a part of the Planning and Environment Cluster. It aims to enrich life in NSW by helping the community to conserve and enjoy our environment and heritage. For more information go to www.environment.nsw.gov.au
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.
You must read the following documents prior to preparing your application: Role description
Applying for a role in the NSW public Sector
: A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing 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.
The NPWS is a non-smoking workplace and smoking is not permitted in national parks
• This role is an identified Aboriginal role and therefore Aboriginality is a requirement of the role as well as cultural association/membership and understanding of Aboriginal community groups in the local are.
• First Aid Certificate, or a willingness to obtain.
• 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 12 months).
• 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 minor road maintenance plant
• 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 a two-way – radio
• Ability to carry out frontline firefighting 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.
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• 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. Please provide an example of a job/project where you had to work in a team environment. Briefly describe the job/project and how you contributed to the outcomes
Q2. Please explain a time when you demonstrated safe work practices and 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.)
OEH is committed to providing a flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace.
We are also committed to offering flexible work arrangements where possible. Candidates should discuss options available for this role with the hiring manager.