Field Officer

Job Description

Field officers are on the front line in national parks. They confer with project beneficiaries and support staff to evaluate uptake, pitfalls, and areas necessitating expansion. They do everything - from fighting fires and supervising pest programs, to maintaining walking tracks and overseeing bush regeneration.

Careers Ladder


Field officers typically need a bachelor’s degree, usually in a field such as business or finance.

Some officers may be able to enter the occupation without a bachelor’s degree if they have related work experience, such as experience in sales, customer service, or banking.

A great course to consider is the Certificate IV in Business.


  • Acumen
  • Approachable
  • Autonomous
  • Communicator
  • Confident
  • Devoted
  • Educated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Focused
  • Integrity
  • Interpersonal
  • Organised
  • Patient
  • Perceptive
  • Positive
  • Present
  • Procedural
  • Punctual
  • Reliable

Key Skills

  • Direction & Guidance
  • Recruitment
  • Assessment & Monitoring
  • Legislative & Regulators
  • Business Development
  • Training
  • Leadership

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;