Field Support Crew - Seasonal

EMPLOYMENT - Casual/ Part Time - CLOSED

LTTS is currently on the look out for a new crew members to assist with field support taskings on the Larapinta Trail and across the Tjoritja/West Macs NP. There are both casual/part-time positions available for the 2020 season.

This is an entry level position which has excellent opportunities for advanced field support work within our trek support ecosystem.

Crew Tasks

  • Trail Transfers ( 2WD/4WD Driving on and off road ( Hiace, Landcruiser) to most trailheads and remote areas

  • Food Drops to conventional storeroom points and cache points in remote areas

  • Pre-Trek Support

  • Emergency Evacuations


  • Alice Springs, NT based

  • Part-Time (Approx 35 hours week)

  • Casual ( Approx 16-20 hours a week)

  • Seasonal Contract or Permanent Part Time (6-8 Months)

  • Employment Period (1 March- 30 September)

  • Base Salary $864 - $1330 per week

  • 9.5% superannuation (pro-rata)

  • Allowances, Over-Time and Leave Entitlements 

  • 8 week probation period

  • Uniform (Pants, Shirts and Boots supplied)

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) supplied ( i.e sunglasses, hat etc)

  • Field Staff Equipment (FSE) supplied ( i.e. packs, tents, cooking gear etc)

  • Flexible workplace arrangements

  • Excellent staff discounts for top outdoor brands ( Tents, Packs, Poles, Stoves etc)

  • Certified and Non Certified Training provided

Minimum Requirements (No Exceptions)

  • Must have successfully completed the Larapinta Trail End to End in the last 2 years

  • Current H Endorsed Licence (NT)

  • Current Advanced First Aid Certificate

  • Full Manual Licence

Highly Desirable ( Any one or more)

  • Ex-Army Background / Current Reserves

  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment

Learning and Training Opportunities

  • While employed with us, LTTS will offer a range of basic and advanced, but non-certified workplace training in remote area trekking, advanced four wheel driving, wilderness safety and emergency signalling and survival training.

  • Opportunities may lead to full time opportunities with LTTS and our Australian Alps Trek Support team based out of Bright or Mansfield in Victoria in 2020-2021 ( between October-March)

  • There will also be opportunities for specialised formal training in wilderness medicine, rescue and remote area field trekking.

Expressions of Interest

Contact to request a Position Description for this role here

Specialised Trek Leaders

EMPLOYMENT -  Contract - Seasonal - 2021

LTTS is recruiting for highly experienced and trained trek leaders to conduct remote area cross country treks in Central Australia. This is NOT a tour guiding role and will not suit individuals who are currently working as trail tour guides.  Our Trek Leaders will be leading intermediate to experienced hikers who have limited or no cross country (off-track) trekking experience. Role suits highly experience solo cross country professionals with extensive experience in remote area trekking in Central Australia and the Kimberley. 


  • Lead small groups of 5-6 hikers in remote, isolated and rugged terrain for up to 12 days. You will be leading the group with no assistant but on some treks will be accompanied by an experienced Trek Paramedic.

  • Expect to carry a full pack weight of 30-35kg on every trek.

  • Conduct all pre-trek and post trek briefings and compliance checks with trek group (customers)

  • Undertake and complete all trek planning and preparation which includes route selection, resupply and heli-transfer/resupply coordination.

  • Prepare all equipment and gear items used for remote area caches including GPS tracking, anti-tampering and field camera/video management.

  • Plan, prepare and carry out the placement of resupply caches using rotary support.

  • Inspect and prepare all satellite communications and tracking kit and remote area advanced medical gear (including IV kits, snakebite & suturing kits; and drug admin kit and protocols)

  • Complete trek level preparation and compliance for initiating and coordinating trek level emergency and medical evacuations by rotary, fixed-wing, vehicle and foot (stretcher), day or night.

  • Undertake and complete all pre-trek compliance systems for permit compliance, trek risk management, and trek protocol.

Conditions, Pay and Inclusions

  • Not a locally based position. You don't have to live in Alice Springs to apply for the role.

  • 3 week Trek Blocks, seven times a year (21 weeks of work) -  One 'Season'

  • Contract Period (1 March- 30 September)

  • Salary: $6,000 - $6,700) per Trek Block (3 weeks of work - field and base) 

  • 9.5% superannuation 

  • 1 Trek Block probation period

  • Uniform (Pants, Shirts and Boots supplied)

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) supplied ( i.e sunglasses, hat etc)

  • Field Staff Equipment (FSE) supplied ( i.e. packs, tents, cooking gear etc) - All top tier brands

  • Excellent staff discounts for top outdoor brands ( Tents, Packs, Poles, Stoves etc)

  • Certified and Non-Certified Training provided

  • Successful employment is subject to a week-long field-based assessment to test and evaluate skill and knowledge competencies in scenario-based conditions.

  • The evaluation will include a day and night based, full pack, 5 person, 5km mountainous cross country stretcher medivac scenario (also involving a final heli-evac extraction)

Minimum Requirements (No Exceptions)

  • Minimin of 10 years of extensive cross country experience in desert, arid, and savannah regions of Central or Northern Australia in both summer and winter periods.

  • Current Advanced First Aid Qualification (HLTAID006) and Advanced Resuscitation (HLTAID007)

  • Current H Endorsed Licence (NT) /equiv

  • Full Manual Licence

  • Advanced 4WD experience/skills

Highly Desirable (Any one or more)

  • Ex-Army Background, minimum of 10 years service, Infantry or SF

  • Patrol Med Course completion with RFSU or SF

Trek Paramedics

EMPLOYMENT -  Contract - Seasonal - 2021

LTTS is looking for expressions of interest from experienced and qualified paramedics, preferably with search and rescue experience and/or significant remote area cross country trekking experience in arid, desert and savannah conditions (summer and winter periods). This role will be based in Central Australia but will rotate across northern Australia.

Summary of the Tasks and Role

  • Embed with a small group of 5-6 hikers on remote, isolated and rugged terrain treks for up to 12-15 days. Programs will involve very remote land based treks as well as coastal maritime transits in northern Australian coastal conditions.

  • Plan, prepare and coordinate all medical and evacuation plans & incidents for remote area treks including the use of rotary, fixed wing aircraft, boat, vehicle and foot ( day or night)

  • Be the onsite course paramedic for our advanced field skills and scenario courses (Extreme Terra, Terra Draco, Sirius Terra) in Central Australia, the Kimberley, Wet Tropics, Gulf of Carpentaria and Pilbara)

More information about Tasks, Conditions, Requirements & Qualifications will be coming soon.

  • When on treks: The role will require the shared carriage (trek leader and paramedic) of an advanced remote area medical paramedic kit as well as trek gear. Pack loads are between 25-32kg)

  • When on Courses: The role will require setting up a bush med facility (RAP) which will include temp facilities for the paramedic and any patients.

  • Ex Military experience with SF background highly desirable. 


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