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Field officer jobs

National Parks field officers are on the front line in national parks across NSW. Field officers work everywhere - from the islands of Sydney Harbour to the remote corner country and the ski fields - and do everything - from fighting fires and supervising pest programs, to maintaining walking tracks and overseeing bush regeneration.

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Field officers protect natural and cultural heritage, maintain and improve visitor facilities (such as walking tracks, signs, roads, shelters, buildings, sewage systems and fences), operate and maintain facilities and equipment and provide advice to park visitors and local residents.

Field officers are flexible and organised, and work well in a team environment or alone with minimal supervision. They are able to rise to the varied challenges of their job – whether that means hopping in a light aircraft, fighting bushfires or wading out to help a stranded whale.

NPWS offers a 2-year NPWS traineeship program for field officers. This program is supported by training through a Registered Training Organisation, coaching and on the job training.

Kinchega National Park. Photo: John Spencer