Careers with us
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is the government agency that manages and conserves the NSW national park estate, including our natural environment, Aboriginal cultural sites and built heritage.
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We employ a range of dedicated people in offices and parks all over NSW, in cities, regional and remote settings. All members of the NPWS team play a vital role in providing outstanding natural spaces and engaging experiences for visitors to enjoy.
All vacancies are advertised on iworkfor.nsw.gov.au:
Roles with NPWS
NPWS work is incredibly varied. With opportunities in conservation, visitor services, firefighting and more, every day is different.
We employ field officers, rangers, area managers, scientists and experts, project managers, administrative staff and more. All current vacancies are listed on iworkfor.nsw.gov.au and include a detailed role description.
Hear from a few of our female staff members
Work in Western NSW
There are exciting job opportunities in offices and parks throughout regional and remote areas of NSW. Working in diverse landscapes filled with unique plants and animals, Aboriginal culture and historic heritage, a role at NPWS allows for a fulfilling life in western NSW. Successful applicants may be entitled to a remote area allowance and/or housing subsidy.
There are many great sources of information if you are considering applying for a role that would require you to relocate. Check out local tourism websites, council websites or contact the hiring manager listed on the job advertisement.
Join our team in Western NSW
Aboriginal culture and staff
Wherever you are in NSW, you're always on Country. We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal people's rights, obligations, and roles as Traditional Custodians of the land, sea and waterways.
We value the lived experience and cultural knowledge of Aboriginal staff and encourage people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to join the NPWS team. For helpful tips on how to apply for a role with the NSW Government, visit Our Mob on Country.
Meet Mutawintji National Park manager Leroy
Working for NSW National Parks
Respect, equity and inclusion
NPWS celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve. We are committed to advancing an inclusive culture that creates a safe, diverse, and respectful workplace. We support various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments.
Zero in Parks
‘Everyone home, without harm, every time.’
Zero in Parks is a program aimed at improving safety behaviour and culture, with a focus on continual improvements. This ensures we get everyone home, without harm, every time.
Family and community friendly
We know that employees need the flexibility to balance their career with other factors like family, education, and volunteering or community service. NPWS is committed to flexible ways of working to help employees balance a rewarding career and everything else that life has to offer.
How to apply
NSW Government jobs, including NPWS jobs vacancies are advertised on the I Work for NSW website. The best source of information on how to apply for NSW Government jobs can be found on the I Work for NSW 'How we recruit' page.
When a government job is advertised, a role description is provided which explains the function of the role and details the capabilities and behaviours that are needed. These are based on the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework.
Applying for a government job is not the same as applying for jobs in the private sector, and the process includes several defined steps. Following these processes will give you a much better chance of getting an interview.