Manager, Fixed Assets & Systems


  • Play a vital role in managing, promoting and protecting the conservation and heritage of our national parks and reserves.
  • Join our journey to conserve over 850 protected areas within the state, including historic sites, places of Aboriginal cultural significance and habitats that protect wildlife.
  • Contribute to what we're doing to conserve our parks and reserves for generations to come.

The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. The Department is going through an exciting period of organisational and operational change.

The Department’s vision – Planning for growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment – provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment.

The Department’s two related agencies - the Office of Environment & Heritage and the Office of Local Government - support the conservation and protection of the environment and an effective local government sector in NSW. Several other entities associated with the Department include the Environment Protection Authority, statutory trusts responsible for zoos, parks and gardens, independent assessment and planning bodies, and development corporations.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service manages, conserves and cares for land in national parks and reserves. NPWS links customer, conservation and cultural outcomes in a sustainable way by building participation in the management and use of parks.

About the Role:
Lead and manage the Fixed Assets and Systems Unit within National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to execute fixed asset lifecycle programs, including maintenance of road surfaces, infrastructure, park grounds and setting construction and maintenance standards and investment priorities to deliver customer outcomes and to support the achievement of NSW Government and OEH corporate outcomes.

Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application:

Essential Requirements:
Extensive experience in leading the development of innovative, complex and business-wide asset maintenance and management programs that are cost effective, innovative and meet the strategic objectives of the organisation.

Experience in developing, implementing and monitoring strategic and operational plans for the delivery of complex asset management and maintenance works programs and projects, with a demonstrated track record of providing direction and achieving results which affect the sustainability of an organisation or business unit.

Current Australian Driver's Licence.

To Apply:

  • Please click the 'apply for this job' button below
  • Provide your personal information as prompted
  • Attach your resume that sets out your education, work history and other facts about yourself that relate to the role (maximum of 4 pages);
  • Attach a cover letter that is relevant to the role (maximum of 1 page).
  • Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000-character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter

Q1. Please provide an example of a significant asset program you have led or managed from inception to delivery with a focus on results. What strategies did you utilise to deliver the program and what were the results?

Q2. Please provide an example of a time you have developed or improved business systems or processes to ensure alignment with departmental and government objectives. What challenges did you face? How did you address them? What were the outcomes?

The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)

Job Notes:
A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from DPE and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period.

The NPWS is a non-smoking workplace and smoking is not permitted in the National Parks.

Our commitment to diversity:
The Department of Planning and Environment values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with a disability.

Should you require further information about the role please contact; Michael Vader (02) 9585 6393 or if you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process please contact Benafsha Panthaki (02) 9585 6869.

Please refer to the role description.

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