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A career in NPSR

The Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing (NPSR) manages national parks and their use and enjoyment by all Queenslanders; encourages active lifestyles by providing recreational and sporting opportunities; and manages the racing industry which directly employs 30,000 Queenslanders.

Our employees are the type of people who value Queensland's natural and recreational pursuits, are committed to delivering improved access to national parks and forests, encouraging greater participation in sport and recreation and rejuvenating the racing industry across the state.

The department continues to build a culture that values and embraces health and safety, leadership and management capability, performance management, diversity and encourages a flexible work-life balance.

What we can offer you

  • Flexible 36.25 or 38 hour week
  • Work/life balance including flexible work arrangements
  • Generous leave provisions including:
    • 4 weeks annual leave (5 weeks annual leave in regional and remote locations)
    • 2 weeks sick leave per year
    • Long-service leave after 7 years
    • Personal leave
    • Maternity and paternity leave
    • SunSmart Leave
  • Generous superannuation (employer contribution of up to 12.75%)
  • Salary sacrificing arrangements
  • Potential recognition of prior service (long service and sick leave entitlements) from previous government or educational institutions
  • Opportunities for training and professional development

We employ people in a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to:

  • Conservation and land management
  • Public policy
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Sport and exercise science
  • Customer service

For detailed information, see the brochure on Information for applicants (PDF, 393K).

Roles and classifications

The department employs people in different roles, according to the type of work they undertake:

  • Administrative (AO)—People in these positions usually undertake agency administration, human resource management, finance, customer service, development and implementation of policy, information and advisory services.
  • Professional (PO)—People in these positions require a degree qualification (or agreed equivalent). The duties of the position include a combination of practitioner and/or specialist responsibilities, or an identifiable specialisation/management in a profession.
  • Technical (TO)—People in these positions require a diploma, advanced diploma (or agreed equivalent). The duties of the position include a combination of practitioner and/or specialist responsibilities, usually providing assistance to people in the PO stream.
  • Operational (OO)—People in these positions work in various functional areas, with a range of specialist skills.

Each role has a classification level represented by numbers (e.g. AO2, AO3, AO4 etc) with the higher number representing a higher-level role, and higher pay. Each classification has a salary range made up of four to six increments (or pay points). People are appointed to a pay point based on experience, skills and educational qualifications.

The links below provide more information on classification levels and their corresponding salary levels:

You can ask for further information on salary during the recruitment and selection process.

How to apply

In endeavouring to recruit the most suitable person for the job, the department advertises all permanent vacancies and, as in all public sector departments, makes appointments on merit.

Permanent vacancies are advertised on the Smart Jobs and Careers website, which provides links to role descriptions and departmental websites 

For further information, refer to the brochure on Information for applicants (PDF, 393K).

Last updated
7 February 2017