Overview

NSW Government

  • Ranger Grade 1/2
  • Package includes salary $66,615 – $102,892 per annum plus employer’s contribution to superannuation
  • Ongoing permanent opportunity
  • Located in Oberon

Do you want to work to make a difference for NSW?

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About the role

National Parks and Wildlife Service has a unique opportunity for a Ranger to work as part of the team and contribute towards the conservation of the natural environment, flora, fauna and Aboriginal heritage in the Kanangra Area within the NPWS Blue Mountains Branch.

As a Ranger, you will 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 burn planning/wildfire management and law enforcement.

You’ll love the diversity, flexibility, and autonomy of this role. Your strong communication skills will assist you in tackling evolving priorities across various estates. Outdoor duties such as pest, weed and fire management, consulting and coordination will balance indoor work like assisting with compiling reports and submissions.

You’ll form invaluable professional relationships with Traditional Owners, various commonwealth and state agencies and stakeholders. You’ll also create a positive, safe, diverse, and inclusive culture. Together, we achieve more. Our visitors come from all walks of life, and so do we. Our teams bring their full self to the job every day, helping drive innovation for us.

About you

Your skills and knowledge of natural land management strategies will help build your success in this role. You’ll be a strong decision-maker with the ability to think on your feet, you have a genuine interest in teamwork, collaboration and supporting the growth of others. Your fitness and enthusiasm will enable you to thrive and succeed in this diverse, fast-paced role.

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.

This is a physically active role suited to candidates of all genders who are fit, enjoy working outdoors as part of a team, and are eager to learn and develop the skills and qualifications needed to contribute toward improving and maintaining NSW’s most precious natural places.

To view the Role Description:

Effective 1 January 2024. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is part of NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW). For more information, please click on link below.

What we can offer you

is a great place to expand your and grow your skills and knowledge.

  • Accrued days off in addition to Annual Leave
  • Corporate wellbeing programs, including the Fitness Passport
  • Learning and development opportunities, including in-house training.

What we do

How to apply

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

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

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DCCEEW supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments.

For more information about the role, please contact Emma McLean, Team Leader Rangers via or 0474761991

Applications close: Sunday 4th of February 2024 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.

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