NSW Government

  • Field Officer Grade 1/2
  • Package includes salary $54,422 – $59,745 plus employer’s contribution to superannuation
  • Ongoing full-time role
  • Located in Oberon

Do you want to work to make a difference for NSW?

Working to protect the state’s environment and heritage

Do you love working in the great outdoors? Join the Kanangra Area of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service in this hands-on role helping to conserve the environmental values and cultural heritage assets of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

About the role

National Parks and Wildlife Service has a unique opportunity for a Field Officer to work as part of the team and contribute towards the conservation of the natural environment, flora, fauna and Aboriginal heritage.

Field Officers assist with a diverse range of activities relating to maintenance and improvement to park assets within NPWS parks and reserves. You will be guided by the senior field staff, in your day-to-day work including pest and weed control, routine maintenance, construction and installation of new assets and conservation works. You will operate and maintain plant and equipment, participate in fire management activities, respond to visitor enquiries and assist with compliance activities as required.

About you

Your passion for your community and environment, coupled with a strong attention to detail and safety will be key to your success in this role. You’ll be able to make decisions within the scope of your role at times and be able solve problems in the field. You’ll enjoy working as part of a team and contributing ideas to the overall outcome of projects. Your fitness and enthusiasm will enable you to thrive and succeed in this diverse and dynamic role.

Essential requirements

  • Current Australian Class C Drivers licence or equivalent, and ability to drive 4wd vehicles.
  • Ability to obtain and use MR Licence where appropriate.
  • 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 (non-coxswain), lifting apparatus and minor 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 or 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 crew member within the probationary period (up to 12 months), and a willingness to fly in light aircraft.

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 NSW’s most precious natural places.

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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Effective 1 January 2024, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is part of NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW). For more information, please click on link below.

What we can offer you

is a great place to expand your and grow your skills and knowledge.

  • Accrued days off in addition to Annual Leave
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Learning and development opportunities, including in-house training.

What we do

How to apply

Apply by answering all pre-screening questions, submit a current resume and a one-page cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

DCCEEW strongly recommends all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DCCEEW supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments.

For more information about the role, please contact Toby Settree, Team Leader Field Operations, Blue Mountains Branch, NPWS on 02 4784 7331 or .

Applications close: Tuesday 13 February 2024 at 11.55pm.

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 18 months.

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • provide alternative formats to apply
  • make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks.

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