Job Title: Ranger Job Grade / Classification: Ranger Grade 1/2 Employment Type: Temporary, Full-Time Duration: Up to 12 months Location: Walcha (preferred) or Armidale About the Role This 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. It also contributes to ensuring Environment, Energy & science (ESS) obligations and aims are met through the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage values of parks. The New England Area (NEA) is known for its dramatic gorge country and big waterfalls, tall wet forest in the south through to the western flowing rivers in the west.
NEA boasts a diverse portfolio of visitor experiences and ecosystems led by a young, vibrant management team who are supported by an enthusiastic, multi-disciplinary team. Rangers are key staff members in NEA that enjoy a high level of independence and job satisfaction. 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. About you The successful applicant will be energetic, a solid team player and have a passion for nature conservation. They will be self-motivated showing a high level of initiative, a willingness to learn and a can-do attitude.
About us The Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) cluster drives 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 (NPWS) 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. Good to know A Talent Pool may be established for future roles with similar focus capabilities. The Talent Pool may be available to hiring managers from the DPIE Cluster and other NSW Public Sector agencies over an 18-month period.
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