Major recruitment drive for National Parks and Wildlife Service

Firefighting and conservation capacity is being boosted by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), as it launches one of the biggest recruitment drives in its history.

Trainee field officer, NPWS staff conducting the Olive hazard reduction burn in Scheyville National Park

Minister for Environment James Griffin said 250 ongoing roles are being filled in locations around New South Wales, with most jobs based in regional areas.

"As part of the record more than $2 billion investment in environment and heritage in the NSW Budget this year, the Liberal and Nationals Government committed to delivering a major boost to fire management in national parks," Mr Griffin said.

"These roles are now up for grabs, with the additional funding ensuring we maintain record levels of national park firefighters to protect communities and our environment.

"This is your chance to secure a dream job with one of the world's leading conservation agencies. Your office could be Kosciuszko National Park, the Blue Mountains, one of our coastal parks or a stunning outback landscape.

"It's an important job, with NPWS conducting about 75% of all hazard reduction burning across the state, in conjunction with the Rural Fire Service, and deploying teams of specially trained remote area firefighters."

At least 200 of these roles will be trained as firefighters, delivering on the Government's response to the NSW Bushfire Inquiry.

Another 50 roles will have a special focus on protecting the most important conservation assets across the national park estate, such as the last stand of Wollemi pines and habitat for other threatened species.

NPWS is recruiting junior and entry level roles as well as senior and supervisory positions, offering flexibility as well as great remuneration, benefits and development opportunities.

Since 2019, the Liberals and Nationals Government has secured more than 600,000 hectares of land for addition to the national park estate, implemented record levels of feral animal control, delivered the largest visitor infrastructure package in national park history and made an historic commitment to zero extinctions in our national parks.

To find out more or apply, visit the I Work for NSW website.