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Senior Field Officer

Organisation/Entity: Office of Environment and Heritage
Job Category:
  • Environmental | Field Officer
Job Location:
  • Regional NSW / Dubbo & West NSW
Job Reference Number: 00006NSG
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 2
Total Remuneration Package: $77,282. Package includes salary ($66,349 - $70,282), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 0428 747 373 - Bernard Davis
Closing Date: 19/12/2018 - 11:59 PM


Job Title: Senior Field Officer
Job Grade / Classification:  Senior Field Officer 1-2
Employment Type: Full Time, Ongoing
Location:  Wanaaring (1 role) and Weilmoringle (1 role). 


  • Remote Area Allowance and accommodation
  • Isolation, solitude, serenity and great community spirit
  • Both locations are 180-220km from Bourke in Western NSW. You are required to identify the location you are applying for.  


About the Role
The Senior Field Officer undertakes works and maintenance programs efficiently, within budget and set time frames to enhance and preserve natural and cultural heritage and resources as well as the provision of high quality and safe recreational facilities for the public.
Agency overview
The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. The Department is going through an exciting period of organisational and operational change.
The Department’s vision – “Planning for 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.
National Parks and Wildlife Service manages, conserves and cares for the 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.
Essential requirements
  • Ability to work with the Agency’s statutory obligations as they apply to conservation of natural, Aboriginal and cultural heritage and resources, and willingness to exercise delegated authority for law enforcement.
  • Demonstrated experience in the maintenance/construction of general facilities and grounds. Ability to supervise and carry out all duties safely in accordance with OH&S requirements.
  • Relevant WorkCover Certification, ability and experience for the appropriate operation and maintenance of machinery, plant and equipment for maintenance and construction work.
  • Ability to implement planned field and operational activities (including pest animal and plant control); and demonstrated skills and experience in fire management.
  • Demonstrated administrative and organisation skills and capacity for working with various software programs, including ability to use the Agency’s financial and asset management systems.
  • Current MR Drivers Licence and ability to drive 4wd vehicles, Senior First Aid Certificate, and demonstrated ability and experience in operating MR vehicles, and willingness to fly in light aircraft.
  • Certification and demonstrated ability and experience in operating chainsaw to at least cross-cut level, and ability to operate and supervise in radio usage.
The role of Senior Field Officer, including firefighting related activities, is very physically demanding, requiring heavy muscular activity, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling loads, bending, climbing, and driving a variety of vehicles. Senior Field Officer applicants must meet the requirements of a specific medical assessment, which is inclusive of a clearance to undertake the fitness test for firefighting fitness roles. The applicant must pass the task based fitness assessment to a moderate level within the probationary period (12 months).
The role holder must obtain certification at the appropriate level prior to undertaking firefighting/incident control duties.
Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application
Role description 
Application Guide
Applying for a role in the NSW public Sector
Job Notes
A Recruitment Pool may be established for future ongoing and temporary 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.
Our commitment to diversity and flexibility
At the Planning and Environment Cluster, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to the success of our business and are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the communities of NSW.
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. One of the questions (shown below) will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000-character limit per question). Do not address this question in your cover letter.

There are 2 roles available, 1 role in Wanaaring and 1 role in Weilmoringle (both locations are 180-220km from Bourke in Western NSW).   You will be asked to identify which role you are applying for and confirm that you understand the locality of the roles in the Pre-Screening Questions.
Question 1:  Tell us about a time you maintained your commitment to achieving a work goal when working alone or in a remote location? What did you do? How did you maintain your motivation?
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: Wednesday 19 December 2018
Should you require further information about the role please contact Bernard Davis 0428 747 373.
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