NSW Government

  • Clerk Grade 9/10
  • Package includes salary $120,859 – $133,183, employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Full time ongoing role
  • Narrabri location

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

Working to protect the state’s environment and heritage

Lead the Barwon Area team implementing vital parks programs including fire, cultural heritage, pest and weed control, community engagement and recreation.

About the role

Narrabri is a country community with many cultural and sporting facilities, two hours from the regional city of Tamworth and with direct flights to capital cities. This strong leadership role will see you being relied upon to comfortably manage a diverse team whilst also building collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and identifying opportunities and partnerships to increase community participation and engagement. You’ll be responsible for managing the day to day planning of a broad range of park management functions to ensure the delivery of quality frontline services through leadership of the team and the fostering a culture of professionalism and high performance. You’ll also need expert project planning skills and be a natural at juggling and meeting competing priorities. As the role also facilitates the management of natural, historic and Aboriginal heritage on and off reserve, it goes without saying that we’re also on the lookout for individuals who are passionate about conservation and land management!

About you

Your life skills and practical knowledge along with the ability to plan works, operate independently and maintain relationships with field staff, contractors and the broader Area team will aid your success in this role. You’ll be a practical decision-maker with the ability to think and solve problems on your feet. Your enthusiasm and motivation to work with others will enable you to thrive and succeed in this diverse, fast-paced role.

Essential requirements:

  • Current Australian Class C Drivers licence or equivalent

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 some of NSW’s most precious natural places.

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.

The role holder must obtain certification at the appropriate level prior to undertaking firefighting/incident control duties.

To view the Role Description:

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 Anton Groeneveld, Area Manager, Northern Inland Branch, NPWS on 0428 923 022 or

Applications close: Thursday 29th 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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