Ranger

Full Time
New South Wales
Posted 10 days ago
Job description

  • Ranger Grade 1/2
  • Package includes salary ($64,971 - $100,353), employer's contribution to superannuation and 17% loading for working weekends and public holidays
  • Various incentives are available such as remote area allowance of up to approx. $6000 per annum depending on an individual’s circumstances
  • Ongoing role
  • Located in Bourke

Love the Outback and enjoy variety at work? This role is an amazing opportunity to work within National Parks and Wildlife Service in a Ranger position based in Bourke. This is the ideal role if you have a genuine interest in contributing to the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage values of parks.


About the Role

Rangers provide effective management of natural, historic and Aboriginal heritage by undertaking, coordinating and supervising projects, environmental assessments, visitor and stakeholder liaison, and field-based activities including bushfire management and law enforcement. The role involves a diverse range of work and you’ll be relied upon to utilise your strong project management skills to plan and implement a range of initiatives such as ecological and wildlife management, contracts and ecological data management and facilitating weed and animal pest control. This rewarding role is suited to those who are comfortable working with competing priorities in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to effectively liaise with a diverse range of stakeholders.


The Northern Inland Branch manages 167 parks and reserves in some of NSW most diverse and spectacular landscapes, ranging from World Heritage rainforest, sub-alpine forests, gorges and wild rivers, internationally recognised wetlands, wilderness areas to semi-arid environments. We protect over 250 threatened species and 22 endangered ecological communities and manage 88 visitor areas and 47 campgrounds. We live and work in vibrant rural communities and collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders, including Aboriginal joint management committees.


About You

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Strong leadership to manage a diverse team whilst also building collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and identifying opportunities and partnerships to increase community participation and engagement.
  • Expert project planning skills and be a natural at juggling and meeting competing priorities.

Essential Requirements

  • A degree or equivalent relevant to the field operations of the Agency.
  • The role is physically demanding and the requirements of a specific medical will need to be met (includes a task based physical assessment), with a clearance to undertake the firefighting task based fitness test which must be met to at least a moderate level.
  • Current Driver’s Licence and ability to operate four-wheel-drive vehicles.
  • Required to obtain certification at the appropriate level prior to undertaking firefighting/incident control duties.
  • Willingness to fly in light aircraft and preparedness and ability to be involved in incident management duties including firefighting.

For more information about the role please contact Melissa Hams, Area Manager, West Branch via [email protected] or on 0429 722 765. To view the role description: Ranger Grade 1/2


About Us

National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) is one of the world’s oldest and most respected national parks agencies. We manage more than 880 national parks and reserves, covering over 7.4 million hectares or 9.3% of the landmass of NSW ranging from rainforests and towering eucalypt forests to rich woodlands, spectacular deserts and precious alpine systems. We deliver effective conservation for our biodiversity and cultural heritage and provide world class visitor experiences for the whole community to enjoy. We carry out fire management, threatened species conservation, land and infrastructure management, sustainable tourism and visitation, and research and education programs. We work together with Aboriginal communities to manage and protect our parks on behalf of the people of NSW.


Our vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We focus on some of the biggest issues facing our state. We deliver sustainable water resource and environment management, secure our energy supply, oversee our planning system, maximise community benefit from government land and property, and create the conditions for a prosperous state. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.


In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all.


How to Apply

Apply by answering all pre-screening questions, submitting a current resume and a one page cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.


DPE strongly recommends all applicants who can be safely vaccinated for COVID-19, to be so.


Applications close: Sunday 4th September 2022 at 11.55pm


A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.


Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • provide alternative formats to apply
  • make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/our-mob-on-country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.


Contact our Aboriginal People & Culture team if you need further information or assistance in applying. [email protected]


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