X-218 | Field Officer 1/4

X-218 | Field Officer 1/4

19 Mar
Legal Aid NSW

19 Mar

Legal Aid NSW


Field Officer 1/4-000085DV

Love the great outdoors? National Parks Field Officers are on the front line in national parks across NSW. We’re keen to hear from you if this sounds like your ideal role!

- Ongoing role located at Peery Homestead via White Cliffs

- Field Officer Grade 1/4 is for candidates with competencies at the Grade 3 level or above within the Field Officer 1/4 classification

- Package includes salary ($62,656- $66,729), employer's contribution to superannuation and 17% loading for working weekends and public holidays

- The successful candidate may be eligible for a remote area allowance

About the role

Our Field Officer teams are the boots on the ground and undertake a diverse range of tasks including fire management, construction, maintenance and improvements of NPWS parks and facilities, and maintenance of heritage buildings and structures. As a Field Officer, you will contribute to our mission of enhancing and preserving the natural and cultural heritage of our parks and deliver the work on the ground that turn policy and strategy into reality.

You will work in a team, undertaking fire, pest and weed management activities, construction, maintenance and improvements of park assets within NPWS parks and reserves, and maintenance of heritage buildings and structures. You will be required to work remotely and as a lone worker at times. You will also undertake diverse tasks, operate and maintain plant and equipment, respond to visitor enquiries and may assist with compliance activities. 

This is a key role which performs works programs and conducts inspections of potential safety hazards to ensure that the public has access to appropriately maintained and safe recreational facilities.

A home is provided on Paroo-Darling National Park (Peery Homestead) and you will be expected to reside at this location whilst rostered on.

The essential requirements: 

- A current driver’s licence and four-wheel driving certification. An MR licence is required to progress to Grade 4. 

- 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.

For more information about the role contact Dan Hough, Senior Field Supervisor, Broken Hill, ph 08 8084 2829, email [email protected] or click to view the role description.

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