Department of Planning, Industry & Environment
National Parks & Wildlife Service Directorate
Salary: $111,007 – $122,404 pa. + super & annual leave loading
Temporary position for up to 12 months
1 temporary position based in Mudgee and 1 temporary position based in Bulga

National Parks and Wildlife Service has an exciting temporary opportunity to join the NPWS team.

The Team Leader Ranger roles will support delivery of a stimulus funded program that was announced in late 2020 by the NSW Government and help deliver ongoing area-based programs. This stimulus funding – is provided to create jobs and grow the NSW economy.

We are looking for hard-working, reliable individuals who are who are passionate about national parks.

About the role
We’re looking for individuals who are interested in conservation and land management.

With a focus on implementing the stimulus program, this role is also responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the areas team of Rangers to ensure a priority based delivery of quality integrated frontline services through leadership of the team and the fostering of a culture of professionalism and high performance. The role also facilitates the management of natural, historic and Aboriginal heritage on and off reserve.

This strong leadership role will see you being relied upon to comfortably manage a diverse team whilst also building collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and identifying opportunities and partnerships to increase community participation and engagement.  You will have expert project planning skills and be a natural at juggling and meeting competing priorities.

To be considered for the role you must meet the below essential requirements:

  • Knowledge of and experience in the implementation of current relevant environmental legislation, with demonstrated ability to interpret and apply relevant environmental legislation.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing diverse, dispersed and/or multi-disciplinary teams in a changing environment.
  • Current NSW driver licence

For more information about the role contact Phil Bryant on 0418 238 406 or at Phil.Bryant@environment.nsw.gov.au.

Click here to view the role description. 

NPWS overview
NPWS manages more than 870 national parks and reserves throughout New South Wales, covering over 7 million hectares or 9% of the landmass of NSW. We carry out plant and animal conservation, sustainable tourism and visitation, research, education, volunteering programs and more.

NPWS is part of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE). We are focussed on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales with thriving natural environments, strong primary industries and bustling urban centres. We are the stewards of our state’s physical and environmental assets – both natural and built – and we work hard every day to ensure New South Wales continues to flourish.

For further information about NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service view our website.

How to apply
Apply by submitting a current resume (4 page maximum) and cover letter (1 page maximum) which outlines your skills and experience relevant to the focus capabilities and key accountabilities of the role. You will also be required to confirm that you meet the essential criteria by responding ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the additional questions in the application form.

Click here to submit your application.

Applications close: Thursday 22 April 2021 (11:59pm).

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 eighteen months.

Our commitment to flexible working
The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working – including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.    

Our commitment to diversity
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.