NPWS in Bourke announces jobs with spectacular offices

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is calling for applications for Field Officers to work in spectacular remote locations around Bourke.

Gundabooka Mountain Range, Gundabooka National Park.

“We’ve got 4 Field Officer positions open for people who want a truly unique ‘office’ in in some of NSW’s most spectacular remote locations,” Northern Inland Branch Director, Rob Smith said.

“We’re looking for people who can turn their hand to all sorts of jobs from maintaining park facilities and firefighting to controlling pest animals and driving graders.”

“And all this happens in spectacular and remote locations where our Field Officers look after the Dry Tank and Yanda campgrounds at Gundabooka, Darling River campground at Toorale and Culgoa River campground at Culgoa as well as picnic areas, walking tracks, lookouts and bird hides.

“Some of the most important parts of the role include pest and weed management to control goats, pigs and foxes and weeds to help the remarkable native animals and plants in our parks.”

Rob said NPWS Field Officers were also responsible for the critical work of maintaining fire protection zones, mowing, slashing, brush-cutting and driving graders to make sure the hundreds of kilometres of fire trails around Bourke are ready when they’re needed.

They undertake firefighting as part of a highly trained team working in the area around Bourke and also across the State.

During the 2019–20 fire season, Northern Inland Branch fires went for 7 months with teams spending more than 10,000 hours fighting over 300 fires.”

“The Field Officers also will work closely with the three Aboriginal Joint Management Committees in the Bourke area,” Rob said.

“Field Officers will never get bored because they have one of the most varied jobs in the whole National Parks and Wildlife Service.”

For details, go to I work for NSW and search for Field Officer.

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