Field Supervisor

NSW Government

Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 31/10/2018

Job Category:

Primary Industry / Conservation & Environment

Job description:
Job Title:  Field Supervisor
Job Grade / Classification:  Field Supervisor Grade 1/2
Employment Type: Full-time, Ongoing
Location:  Taree, Manning Great Lakes Area
  • Based in Taree and part of Manning Great Lakes Area, the position will lead and work closely with a range of team members and other OEH staff to provide high quality park facilities and deliver maintenance programs, projects and pest programs within the Area Operation Plan.
  • The role oversees the daily running of the works depot, including contributing to works programming, use of asset and budget management systems, vehicle and plant operation and maintenance, safety management and participation in incident preparedness and response.
  • As a physically demanding role you must possess and be willing maintain certification as a crew leader or higher in order to carry out frontline firefighting duties and support.
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.
The Department’s two related agencies - the Office of Environment & Heritage and the Office of Local Government - support the conservation and protection of the environment and an effective local government sector in NSW. Several other entities associated with the Department include the Environment Protection Authority, statutory trusts responsible for zoos, parks and gardens, independent assessment and planning bodies, and development corporations.
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
Coordinate and supervise Senior Field Officers and other staff to ensure the efficient undertaking of works and maintenance duties, contributing to the organisation’s obligations and aims, within the Area/Region, in terms of the enhancement and preservation of natural resources and natural and cultural heritage.
Essential requirements
  • Current Australian drivers licence and ability to drive 4wd vehicles.
  • Demonstrated well-developed supervisory and team leadership skills for the implementation of field and operational activities, including the construction and maintenance of walking tracks and park facilities, and pest plant and animal control.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in cost estimation, budgeting and planning and programming.
  • Experience or detailed knowledge of various trades.
  • Ability and demonstrated experience to undertake crew leadership in fire management.
  • Relevant SafeWork NSW certification, ability and experience in the operation of machinery, plant and equipment for maintenance/construction work, including chainsaws to basic tree felling standard.
This role includes 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. Field Supervisors must meet the requirements of a specific medical with a clearance to undertake the fitness test to a moderate level, and task based physical assessment in order to undertake this role. The role holder will need to obtain certification at the appropriate level prior to undertaking firefighting/ incident control duties.
  • Successful applicants must pass the following within a probationary period of 12 months: certification as Fire Crew Member; Senior First Aid and 4WD certification.
  • Prior to undertaking ground or aerial firefighting and/or incident control duties, the incumbent must obtain, and maintain currency in, appropriate levels of national firefighting competencies.
  • All required training and assessments will be provided by OEH.
Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application
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 DPE and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period.  
NPWS is a non-smoking workplace and smoking is not permitted in the National Parks.
To Apply
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.
Question 1:  Tell us about a time you had to make a risk based decision involving a hazardous situation. How did you use policies and procedures and how did you consult with your team to deliver a good outcome?
Question 2: Tell us about a program that you were responsible for implementing. What factors did you consider and how did you manage your team to ensure the desired outcomes of the program were achieved?
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.)
Our commitment to diversity
The Department of Planning and Environment values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with a disability.
Applications Close: Wednesday, 21 November 2018 at 11:59pm
Should you require further information about the role please contact; Brett Cann 0472 843 487, if you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process please contact Soraya Kauhiva (02) 9585 6861.