ACT Government
Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate
ACT Parks and Conservation Service
Salary: $66,867 – $71,963 pa + super
Permanent, Full-time position
VRN: 52322, several

ACT Parks and Conservation Service is seeking applications from suitably qualified people who are interested in a permanent contract as a Park Ranger Grade 1.

Under supervision, ACT Parks and Conservation Rangers Grade 1 are responsible for the delivery of a broad range of basic conservation and natural resource land management programs in various ACT parks and reserves.  Candidates should have basic knowledge and/or experience in natural and cultural resource management; and the ability to apply their knowledge/experience to conservation and rural land management activities.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

Mandatory requirements:
  • This is a designated position in accordance with s42, Discrimination Act 1991 and is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage is considered essential and therefore a Confirmation of Aboriginality may be requested.
  • Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 maybe required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to – https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.
  • This is a Fire Designated position and the occupant is required to undertake the annual fitness assessment, bushfire fighting training, fire suppression and hazard reduction duties. Applicants must be physically able and willing to undertake incident management duties, including participation in fire standby, fire suppression and fire training.
  • Be physically able and willing to undertake incident management duties, including participation in fire standby, fire suppression and fire training and search and rescue operations.
  • Be prepared to work a shift roster, weekends, public holidays or evening shifts at any site within a region on an “as needs” basis.
  • Be prepared to wear a uniform.
  • Possess a manual drivers’ licence.
  • Be an Australian citizen, have permanent residency status or a visa permitting you to work permanently in Australia.
Other Desirable skills and experiences:
  • A person who is of Ngunnawal descent and recognised within the Ngunnawal community.
  • A Certificate in Conservation and Land Management (or equivalent) or evidence that you are currently completing such a qualification; or previous work experience in roles of a similar nature focused on environmental and or land management.
How to Apply
Please submit a written application addressing the Selection Criteria limiting responses to 350 word per criteria, along with your current curriculum vitae, listing two referees and their contact details.

Note: There are several positions available. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

For further information contact Peter Cotsell on Peter.Cotsell@act.gov.au or 0448 228 489

Applications close: Wednesday, 20 October 2021.