National Parks & Wildlife Service Field Officer, Enhanced Bushfire Management Program Full Time in Riverina NSW

National Parks & Wildlife Service

Branch Riverina NSW AU

Field Officer, Enhanced Bushfire Management Program
Riverina NSW

The candidate must pass the task based fitness assessment to a moderate level within the probationary period (up to 12 months) and annually thereafter….

Field Officer, Enhanced Bushfire Management Program – 000055VY
Classification: Field Officer Grade 3/4
Employment Status: Ongoing, Full-Time
Location: Griffith

• Do you have experience in firefighting duties including incident management roles?

• Do you hold Current Driver’s/ MR licence and ability operating 4wd vehicles and heavy plant up to 4.5 tonnes/15 tonne GVM?

• Do you have certification and experience in chainsaw operations to at least cross-cut and basic tree-felling level?

The Department of Planning and Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW.

The Department’s vision – Planning for a 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

Agency overview
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is a part of the Planning and Environment Cluster. It aims to enrich life in NSW by helping the community to conserve and enjoy our environment and heritage. For more information go to www.environment.nsw.gov.au

National Parks and Wildlife Service manages, conserves and cares for 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.

Primary purpose of the role:
As part of the Enhanced Bushfire and Management Program (EBMP) field team, the role is primarily involved in bushfire fuel reduction activities, by both mechanical means and prescribed fire and, during periods of high bushfire activity, may be required to participate in bushfire suppression or other bushfire response functions.

The role also participates in advanced firefighting duties. Undertakes maintenance and improvements to park infrastructure (facilities and grounds) including buildings, roads, fire trails and fencing in accordance with EBMP Programs. Facilitate visitor relations and law enforcement activities.

You must 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 temporary and ongoing 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.

This is a physically demanding role, requiring heavy muscular activity, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling loads, bending, climbing, and driving a variety of vehicles. Candidates must meet the requirements of a firefighting medical which is inclusive of a clearance to undertake frontline firefighting roles. The candidate must pass the task based fitness assessment to a moderate level within the probationary period (up to 12 months) and annually thereafter.

The NPWS is a non-smoking workplace and smoking is not permitted in national parks.

To Apply:

• Click the APPLY button at the end of this advertisement

• Provide your personal information as prompted

• Attach your resume that sets out your education, work history and other facts about yourself that relate to the role (maximum of 4 pages);

• Attach a cover letter that is relevant to the role (maximum of 1 page).

• Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000 character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter.

Q1. Describe a time where you were involved in a project/task and had to take safe working practices into account. What was your role and how did you get the buy-in of others to follow safe working practices?

Q2. Describe a time when you were working alone unsupervised, and an issue arose. What was the issue? How did you deal with the issue? What was the end result?

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

OEH is committed to providing a flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace.

We are also committed to offering flexible work arrangements where possible. Candidates should discuss options available for this role with the hiring manager.

Location Regional NSW-Riverina & Murray

Work Type Full-time

Number of Positions 1
Total Remuneration Package: $68,482 p.a. Package includes salary ($46,307 – $61.779), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

Contact Ken Denton – 0417 778 823
Closing Date 02-May-2017, 11:59:00 PM
Job Category Environmental
Organisation National Parks & Wildlife Service
Responsibilities Please refer to the role description.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Riverina, WA, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-18
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