Senior Field Supervisor

NSW Government

Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 08/11/2018

Job Category:

Primary Industry / Conservation & Environment

Job description:
Job Title:  Senior Field Supervisor (SFS)
Job Grade / Classification:  Senior Field Supervisor
Employment Type: Full-time, Ongoing
Location:  Hill End
  • Hill End Historic Site conserves buildings and relics built following discovery of gold in the late 1850’s.  NPWS manages significant heritage buildings that have been adapted for reuse as commercial and residential accommodation as well as public infrastructure including camping and picnic areas, walking tracks and water and sewerage facilities.
  • The SFS coordinates the work program in consultation with the Historic Site Manager. Management of water and sewerage infrastructure including water quality monitoring are undertaken by field staff who also undertake general maintenance of camp grounds and day use areas, undertake weed control and assist with fire management.
  • The SFS reports to the Historic Site Manager. There are 3 field staff reporting directly to the SFS.
Agency overview
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
Plan, develop, implement and manage approved works and maintenance programs for the Area so that the natural, cultural and historic heritage is enhanced and conserved and the public have access to high quality, safe recreational and educational facilities. Ensure the cost efficiency of works and maintenance programs and effective deployment and development of field staff and the appropriate acquisition and use of equipment.
Essential requirements:
  • Demonstrated ability to work with the Agency’s statutory obligations as they apply to conservation natural, Aboriginal and cultural heritage and resources and experience in exercising delegated authority for law enforcement.
  • Demonstrated experience in, or detailed knowledge of, various trade skills and experience in the purchase, management and utilisation of plant and equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience in ensuring effective planning, management and completion of maintenance programs and construction of park/recreational facilities such as roads/fire trails, walking tracks and buildings; and pest and animal control.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to operate and supervise the operation of machinery, plant and equipment for maintenance and construction work whilst complying with Work Health and Safety standards, with a willingness and ability to obtain Workcover certification if required.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform a fire crew leadership role and incident control functions. 
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate and drivers licence including four-wheel driving certificate, and willingness to fly in light aircraft.
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. Applicants must meet the requirements of a specific medical assessment which is inclusive of a clearance to undertake the fitness test for firefighting fitness roles.  The applicant must pass the task based fitness assessment to a moderate level within the probationary period (12 months).
The role holder must obtain certification at the appropriate level prior to undertaking firefighting/incident control duties.
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 how you plan and develop work programs to deliver required outcomes.  Where this work program has included contractors and staff, outline how you developed the work program to integrate this mix.
Question 2: Please describe a time when you motivated someone to deliver more than they were previously contributing.
How did you identify a need or potential for improved contribution? What steps did you take to motivate the individual? How did their increased contribution impact your achievement?
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: Thursday, 22 November 2018 at 11:59pm
Should you require further information about the role please contact; Lisa Menke 0429 687 331, if you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process please contact Soraya Kauhiva (02) 9585 6861.