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Field Officer (Aboriginal Identified)

Organisation/Entity: National Parks & Wildlife Services
Job Category:
  • Environmental | Field Officer
Job Location:
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Lismore & Far North Coast
Job Reference Number: 00007ABK
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Package includes salary ($62,469 - $66,529), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 0472 825 985 - Andrew Fay
Closing Date: 03/02/2020 - 11:59 PM

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Job Title: Field Officer (Aboriginal Identified)  

Job Grade / Classification: Field Officer Grade 1-4 (This role is for those with competencies at the Grade 3 level or above within the FO 1-4 classification)

Employment Type: Temporary, full-time
Duration: Until 30/06/2021
Location: Kyogle

The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster considers that being Aboriginal is a genuine occupational qualification under section 14d of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). Only Aboriginal peoples are eligible to apply.

About the Role:
Undertakes construction, maintenance and improvements to park assets within NPWS parks and reserves, maintains 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 undertake compliance activities.

Contributes to ensuring DPIE & NPWS obligations and aims are met through the enhancement and preservation of the natural and cultural heritage values of parks. Performs works programs and conducts inspections of potential safety hazards to ensure that the public has access to appropriately maintained and safe recreational facilities. Supports & promotes positive relations with local Aboriginal communities.

Essential Requirements: 
  • This role is an identified Aboriginal role and therefore Aboriginality is a requirement of the job as well as cultural association/membership and understanding of Aboriginal community groups in the local area, specifically the Githabul People.
  • Current Drivers / MR licence and ability to operate 4wd vehicles up to 4.5 tonnes/15 tonne GVM.
  • 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 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 Working With Children Check is not required for this role.


Agency overview


The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster brings together the functions from the former Planning & Environment and Industry Clusters. 


The new Cluster will drive for greater levels of integration and efficiency across key areas such as long-term planning, precincts, housing, property, infrastructure priorities, open space, the environment, our natural resources – land, water, mining – energy, and growing our industries. In particular, there will be a redoubling of emphasis on regional NSW.


Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application



Good to know: 

A Recruitment Pool may be established for future roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from Planning and Environment Cluster and other NSW Public Sector agencies over an 18-month period.  


Our commitment to diversity and flexibility:


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 those with disability.


We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.


To Apply:

  • Complete all the questions in the online application.
  • Upload a current cover letter and Resume with your online application.
  • In your cover letter, please outline your suitability for the role, taking into consideration the role’s essential requirements and focus capabilities. Please keep the cover letter up to one-page in length.


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 behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)  

Applications Close: Monday 3 February 2020 at 11:59 pm.


Should you require further information about the role, please contact Andrew Fay on 0472 825 985. If you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process, please contact Varvara Kuraeva on 02 8275 1829.