NSW Government National Parks & Wildlife Service

  • Aboriginal Targeted Opportunity Ranger Grade ½
  • Salary package $69,208 – $107,008 plus employer’s contribution to superannuation, annual leave loading and 17% loading for working weekends and public holidays
  • Temporary full-time role until 31 December 2025
  • Located in Armidale

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

Working to protect the state’s environment and heritage

About the role

This is a targeted role under GSE Rule 26 and Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

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 reserve management priorities. Outdoor duties such as pest, weed and fire management, consulting and coordination will balance indoor work like project management and providing administrative support to the Board of Management for Jointly Managed reserves in the New England Area.

Specific to this Ranger role, you must be able to provide very high level, professional secretariat services to the Bulagaranda BoM with a high focus on administrative detail. You will be responsible for providing a very high level of customer service and a willingness to tailor service to individual BoM members needs as required.

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.

Please note it is an essential requirement you have completed a degree in a relevant field of study such as protected area management. If shortlisted for interview, you will be required to provide a copy of your degree qualifications prior to interview.

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.
  • Current Australian Class C Drivers licence or equivalent 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 some of NSW’s most precious natural places.

Applicants must meet the requirements of a specific medical assessment which is inclusive of a clearance to undertake the fitness test for firefighting fitness roles (i.e. moderate level Task-Based Assessment for Firefighters) within the 12-month probationary period, if relevant.

The role holder must obtain certification at the appropriate level prior to undertaking firefighting/incident control duties.

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What we can offer you

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is a great place to expand your career 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

About NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

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Northern Inland Branch Overview

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 Peter Berney, Team Leader Rangers, New England Area, Northern Inland Branch, NPWS on 0439 591 450 or Peter.Berney@environment.nsw.gov.au

Applications close: Sunday 11th 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.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country to see the work we do and for assistance in applying for a role. Contact our Aboriginal People & Culture team at DPIEAPC@dpie.nsw.gov.au if you need further information or assistance.

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