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National Parks & Wildlife Service - Newcastle, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Ranger Grade 1/2

If you are keen to be part of a passionate and professional team working to conserve and protect our natural environment a unique opportunity has arisen to become a NPWS Ranger in the Wollemi Yengo Area.

The successful candidate would be responsible for establishing five new flora reserves in an area which manages; Gondwana Rainforest, Wilderness Areas, World Heritage-Listed Parks, the only Historic Heritage Site on park in NSW and rich Aboriginal Cultural Heritage.

You would be part of a dynamic and experienced team comprising 5 other Rangers, and over 20 field and office staff, working from either the Bulga Office or Bucketty Depot.

In this position you would undertake a wide range of tasks, affording you the opportunity to experience diverse landscapes and remote and isolated locations. There is also the chance to learn about, and work in fire management and wildfire response.

There would be flexibility offered around preferred work location. The Bulga office is situated in the Hunter Valley, 18 minutes south west of Singleton (population 16K) which offers shopping, education and sporting facilities, less than 100kms from Newcastle’s famous beaches and under 3 hours to Sydney CBD or the Blue Mountains.

Bucketty depot is a 45 minute drive north west of Gosford, under an hour to the beaches, cafes and shopping on the Central Coast and within easy reach of Sydney CBD (1½ hours) and the Blue Mountains (2½ hours).

• The role is in Bulga,
  • Starting salary of $63,672pa + employers’ contribution to super and annual leave loading and 17% loading for working weekends and public holidays
  • Temporary role up to 36 months with the possibility of extension or conversion to ongoing
  • Great opportunity to work with National Parks and Wildlife Services

About the Role
As a Ranger you’ll 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 bushfire management, and law enforcement. You will contribute to ensuring DPIE & NPWS obligations and aims are met through the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage values of parks.

Essential Requiremens:
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.

To be successful in the role it would be an asset to have some of the below;
Be versatile and a team player
Operate with minimal supervision
Ability to meet deadlines
Be available for emergencies
Excellent communication skills

Agency overview
At the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment(DPIE) we are focused 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
Complete all the questions in the online application. Attach a current resume and one-page cover letter which outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Applications Close : Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 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 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 disabilities.


Please refer to the role description.

Newcastle, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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