Senior Crewperson – New South Wales

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Senior Crewperson – Sydney – Bankstown – NSW

National Parks and Wildlife Services Flight Team within the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is looking for an experienced leader to take on the role of Senior Crewperson.

About the Role

As Senior Crewperson you will be leading an existing team responsible for ensuring the operational readiness of equipment, vehicles and the workshop, ensuring compliance of procurement, supply and services within Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations.

You will assist the Senior and Chief Pilot in the preparation of project plans and technical specifications, as well as the management of crewperson rosters and duty records, and maintenance of all vehicles in accordance with NSW NPWS standards.

In this role you will liaise with multiple suppliers and contractors to ensure effective relationships. You will manage a team remotely, with crewpersons often working on different programs, and provide technical advice and training to aircraft users.

This role will require you to be based in different locations for up to multiple days at a time.

Essential requirements

  • Extensive experience in helicopter operations with a minimum of 2000 hours helicopter crewing experience together with knowledge of the capabilities of the types of helicopters used by the agency.
  • Proven management and leadership skills able to motivate and manage a mobile and often remote workforce.
  • CASA endorsement 29.11 must be current.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain the role equipment and experience with the operation of role equipment including; operation of personal hoist with minimum of 2000 winches in the log book, aerial incendiary machines, water buckets and rigging and handling of cargo.
  • High level navigation skills including the operation of GPS equipment
  • Willingness and ability to carry out firefighting support duties including physical fitness that meets the requirements of a specific medical assessment which is inclusive of clearance to carry out these duties.
  • Driver’s license including Dangerous Goods Driver’s License.
  • Knowledge of the Incident Management System and an understanding of Air Operations in relation to fire management and mitigation.
  • Ability to instruct and assess personnel in working safely around aircraft and in hover / exit and winch operations.
  • Complete all the questions in the online application form.
  • Upload your resume and a one page cover letter addressing how your experience relates to the role.

For further information on the role contact Damien Hennessy on (02) 8713 4921 or or click here to view the role description.

Agency overview

At the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) we are focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales with thriving natural environments, strong primary industries and bustling urban centres. We are the stewards of our state’s physical and environmental assets – both natural and built – and we work hard every day to ensure New South Wales continues to flourish.

For further information about NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service view our website.

To Apply

  • Complete all the questions in the online application form.
  • Upload your resume and a one page cover letter addressing how your experience relates to the role.

Applications close Sunday 2 August 2020 11:59pm

Good to know

A Recruitment Pool may be established for future roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from Planning and Environment Cluster and other NSW Public Sector agencies over an 18-month period.

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility

The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and those with disability.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

If you are viewing this advertisement on LinkedIn, please click ‘Apply’ to access more information about this role via the I Work for NSW website.


Please refer to the role description.

Source: Job Description – Senior Crewperson – NSW Government

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