Forest Ranger


Forestry Corporation of NSW


Bathurst, NSW

  • Promote recreational, cultural, and ecological value of our forests
  • Great outdoor role - Thursday to Monday work week (penalty rates apply Sat/Sun)
  • Permanent role located in Bathurst

About Us

Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in NSW. We manage more than two million hectares of forests for the economic, environmental and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia. FCNSW adheres to the values of respect, innovation, integrity and wellbeing.

About the Role

Our Forest Ranger undertakes duties that promote the recreational, cultural, and ecological value of our estate within the Bathurst Management Area.

The Forest Ranger will engage with visitors and a diverse range of communities, neighbours and stakeholders, including First Nations people to form valuable partnerships. The Forest Ranger will assist with operational activities, including forest maintenance, pest and weed control, fire preparedness and firefighting.

In addition, the Forest Ranger will be responsible for:

  • Assisting with or undertaking surveillance and compliance activities.
  • Assisting with the operational management of Forest Permits.
  • Conducting routine patrols and inspections of recreational facilities and of the forest estate, including fire trails.
  • Assisting with biosecurity inspections and resolution of stakeholder and neighbour enquiries.
  • Engaging with First Nations organisations and community groups and undertaking activities that promote:
    • the protection of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultural and heritage sites.
    • the value of our recreational assets.
    • the ecology of our forests.

About you

You will be self-driven, motivated with a passion for the outdoors and be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to manage a regular 5-day work week from Thursday to Monday, including Saturday and Sunday.
  • Ability to work autonomously within remote areas of the estate and balance the day-to-day operational demands of the role.
  • Well-developed communication and public relations skills.
  • Ability to promote compliance within State forests.
  • Ability to engage effectively with First Nations organisations and community groups.
  • Experience in aspects of forestry operations or land management, including weed and pest control, fire management and recreation management.
  • Basic computer skills and ability to learn and apply new technologies to your work.
  • Capacity and willingness to undertake firefighting and travel and to maintain sufficient fitness for the job.

Could you be our next Forest Ranger?

If you tick most of the boxes above - we would love to hear from you!

  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo a medical assessment and drug and alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process. As this role has frontline fire- fighting responsibilities a Task Based Assessment (TBA) at a standard of at least the Moderate Field Test is required.
  • Forestry Corporation is an inclusive workplace which promotes diversity and encourages flexible working arrangements.
  • We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and encourage females to apply for this role.

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