Department of Environment and Science
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Partnerships
Salary: $59,614 – $65,223 pa. (OO4) + super & loadings
Permanent, Flexible full-time position
VRN: QLD/334252/20

This is an opportunity to join Queensland Parks and Wildlife as a 004 Ranger within the Carnarvon North Work Unit, supporting and delivering the operational work program.

The Carnarvon North Work Unit is responsible for managing several national parks and state forests including the western sections of Carnarvon National Park, a diverse landscape of sandstone escarpments and dry vine forest communities with significant natural and cultural values. The delivery of projects and outcomes according to annual work programs and the departments’ Key Value Management Framework, with a specific focus on developing and implementing the weed control program, is a key deliverable. This position is based in Springsure, however frequent travel to remote parks is required and includes prolonged overnight stays in accommodation ranging from barracks to bush camps.

Job details
This roles focus area is contributing towards achieving the department’s Key Values Management Framework objectives across a geographically dispersed estate portfolio. Due to the remoteness of many of the parks and forests managed by this position, a high degree of autonomy is required to resolve a wide variety of emerging and reactive tasks.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Boundary stock fence repair and maintenance, including the construction of stock proof fencing around artesian springs not accessible by vehicle.
  • Assist with the annual weed management program and maintain chemical storage and reporting databases.
  • Assist with planned burns, requiring travel at short notice for extended stays in remote locations.
  • Visitor and management infrastructure maintenance and construction including walking tracks, toilet blocks, lookouts and pedestrian bridges.
  • Liaison with stakeholders and performing compliance actions such as camping permit inspections.

This role will be required to undertake extensive manual handling of materials, water, fuel supplies, generators and pumps over uneven ground which is a frequent requirement when setting up field camps.

Due to remote travel requirements, field operations are continued even throughout periods of extreme climatic conditions. It is advisable that the successful applicant have a high level of physical fitness and the ability to live and work for extended periods in close proximity with colleagues is highly regarded.

The Ranger (OO4) is a role in which you must be able to:

  1. Carry out park management duties including plant operation and maintenance, natural and cultural resource management, project management, fire management, weed and pest control and the development and maintenance of park infrastructure.
  2. Assist with the development and implementation of annual work programs for recreational and infrastructure development including the allocation of resources within a limited budget.
  3. Perform compliance and enforcement tasks on suspected breaches of relevant acts and permit compliance. Assist senior staff and staff from other Agencies with investigations as required.
  4. Perform general public contact duties including answering enquiries and providing advice, park patrols and undertake liaison with various stakeholders as required.
  5. Follow and assist in emergency response procedures including natural disaster contingency plans, wildfire response procedures, search and rescue procedures and medical emergency procedures.
  6. Participate in a team and assist with the supervision of subordinate staff, students and volunteers and implement and monitor workplace health and safety, staff performance management measures and equal employment opportunity principles and practices.
  7. Undertake administrative duties such as compiling and maintaining maintenance records and procurement of goods and services.
  8. Foster a workplace culture that supports and promotes the interests of First Nations people and actively engage through our work to contribute to better outcomes for First Nations people.

Further information
We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below and follow the instructions on how to apply.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

For further information contact: Mark O’Brien on (07) 4984 1716

Applications close: Friday, 31 January 2020.