A once in a lifetime job opportunity is currently on offer in Port Stephens, with the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) advertising the Area Manager role for the Hunter Coast region.
NPWS Hunter Central Coast Director Kylie Yeend said that the Port Stephens area, where the Area Manager role will be based, is without a doubt one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in New South Wales.
“With its never-ending coastline, the largest mobile dune system in the southern hemisphere and the rich cultural history of the Worimi Nation, the Hunter Coast is a truly unique and extraordinary part of the world,” said Ms Yeend.
“The Area Manager role is at the front line of protecting this extraordinary natural environment and the threatened wildlife that call the region home.
“There’s also the very important role of working with local Aboriginal communities to preserve and honour their history and culture in the area, particularly through the joint management of the Worimi Conservation Lands.
“Every day is different and we’re on the lookout for someone who not only loves the outdoors and has a passion for protecting and caring for the environment, but is also willing to listen, learn and work collaboratively to protect the cultural heritage of the area.
“We hope the diversity of the role will appeal to a wide range of applicants, and I will really welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other cultural backgrounds.
“I’m hoping we’ll have some locals willing to throw their hat in the ring and grab this incredible opportunity with both hands,” said Ms Yeend.
Hunter Coast is one of 5 operational Areas of the Hunter Central Coast Branch with a committed team and a diverse variety of habitats and park management features, including the islands within Port Stephens and offshore.
The successful applicant will be responsible for leading and managing park management programs to achieve operational outcomes for the NSW Government through NPWS.
These programs include major capital works, such as the $6.7 million Tomaree Coastal Walk project and long-standing conservation programs for shearwater, Gould’s Petrel and other endangered species.