Job Title: Ranger Job Grade / Classification: Ranger Grade 1/2 Employment Type: Permanent, full-time Location: Pacific Palms Located at Pacific Palms on the lower mid north coast of NSW amongst beautiful coastal lakes and stunning beaches. Near the population centre of Forster/Tuncurry, popular with holiday-makers for its relaxed, coastal lifestyle. Rangers at Pacific Palms manage a wide variety of conservation reserves from remote, mountainous areas through to coastal wetland lake systems.
National Parks in the area offer visitors exceptional recreational opportunities throughout the year and parks are busy during peak holiday times. The successful applicant will work as part of a large team developing skills and experience in natural heritage such as fire, pest and threatened species conservation, cultural heritage including Aboriginal and historic heritage conservation, providing recreation services including facility planning and engaging with a diversity of park visitors, organisations and community interest groups. Managing strategic programs, projects and budgets is a requirement of the role.
About the Role: Provides 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. Contributes to ensuring DPIE & NPWS obligations and aims are met through the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage values of parks. Agency overview The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster brings together the functions from the former Planning & Environment and Industry Clusters.
The new Cluster will drive for greater levels of integration and efficiency across key areas such as long term planning, precincts, housing, property, infrastructure priorities, open space, the environment, our natural resources - land, water, mining - energy, and growing our industries. In particular, there will be a redoubling of emphasis on regional NSW. National Parks and Wildlife Service manages, conserves and cares for land in national parks and reserves.
NPWS links customer, conservation and cultural outcomes in a sustainable way by building participation in the management and use of parks. Essential requirements 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.
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