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Captain - Cessna 208 Caravan

Government / Defence / Aerospace Australia


Cessna 208 Caravan

Employment -  Contract; 24 months, possible extension


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Job details

Government of New South Wales

Government of New South Wales
  • Government / Defence / Aerospace

Australia | Oceania

Captain - Cessna 208 Caravan

  • Non-Rated


Cessna 208 Caravan

Employment - Contract; 24 months, possible extension

Minimum requirements

Total time2000 hours
Turbine100 hours
Type ratingNot required (Training Provided)
Flight time notes
  • 300 hours of low-level flying
LicenseCPL, IR
Lic. AuthorityCASA
MedicalClass 1
ICAO English Level4
Covid-19 VaccinationNot specified

Additional requirements

  • Night VFR, low level rating, command instrument rating with 2D and 3D
  • Knowledge of Air Operations in relation to fire management and mitigation, or the ability to gain the essential requirements to undertake this role
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in aerial work operations that effect the agency
  • Highly developed aviation skills particularly in remote terrain. The ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team in all aspects of the role


  • Aerial Application rating (aeroplane)
  • Fire spotting/air attack experience
  • C208B experience
  • Garmin G1000 experience
  • Previous mustering experience
  • Extensive bush strip and remote area experience

Base location

  • Australia | Oceania
  • BWU - Sydney

Job description

This is a great opportunity to join the National Parks and Wildlife Service Flight Team (ParkAir) as a Fixed Wing Pilot. You will be responsible for ensuring all operations comply with CASA regulations as well as department policies, develop flight plans, provide specialised aviation operations including fire management, feral animal management, disaster relief, flora and fauna survey as well as the transport of personnel and equipment.

The position requires an extensive knowledge of the capabilities and specifications of the particular aircraft that are flown in the Flight Unit, Cessna 208B EX (G1000 panel). Low level flying experience is required for this role.

Taskings regularly involve VFR, IFR and low-level operations in the same day.

Frequent travel around the state and overnight stays will be required in this role.

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Compensation & benefits

  • Salary of $124,802 plus superannuation and leave loading

Equal Opportunity employer

Government of New South Wales is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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Base Location

  • Australia | Oceania
  • BWU - Sydney

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