Ranger in Charge


Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service & Partnerships


Bunya Mountains, Toowoomba region, Queensland

Salary etc:

$81,682 - $85,958 p.a. (OO6). Permanent, Full-time.



This role's focus area is leading a team of rangers responsible for the day-to-day management of parks and forests within a designated geographical area. In this instance, the area of responsibility includes the premium visitor destinations of Bunya Mountains National Park.

Whilst the successful applicant will be involved in general operational ranger activities, priority will be given to coordinating and overseeing day-to-day management activities and strategic projects. Experience in staff supervision, leadership, natural resource management, and visitor management is highly sought after.

This position is based at Bunya Mountains however, long distance travel to other locations will be required, where overnight accommodation may vary from motels to park barracks, to bush camps in remote locations under a range of climatic conditions (refer to attached location guide).

Due to the remoteness of some locations and difficult to access areas, it is advisable that the successful applicant has a degree of physical fitness that will enable them to conduct compliance, infrastructure maintenance, pest and fire activities.

This position generally works a Monday to Friday roster, with a rotating 10 day roster to cover weekend patrols. Other weekend work may be required to conduct compliance or respond to emergency situations such as wildfires.

The Ranger in Charge OO6 is a role in which you must be able to:

  1. Lead and manage a team to deliver work plans, initiatives and project outcomes.
  2. Lead the development of annual work programs for recreational and infrastructure maintenance and development including the acquisition and allocation of resources within budgets.
  3. Plan and deliver specific park management projects including the development and maintenance of park infrastructure and initiatives, plant operation and maintenance, natural and cultural resource management, fire management, weed and pest control.
  4. Establish and maintain productive relationships with stakeholders including neighbouring landholders, other government departments, industry groups, commercial operators, recreational user groups and traditional owners.
  5. Undertake administrative activities such as planning, monitoring, reporting and records maintenance in line with organisational and financial management guidelines.
  6. Lead and manage customer contact processes and interactions to deliver engagement, education and advice.
  7. Lead and conduct compliance and enforcement activities. Assist staff from other agencies with investigations as required.
  8. Plan and coordinate contingency and emergency responses including natural disaster contingency plans, wildfire response procedures, search and rescue procedures and medical emergency procedures.
  9. Operate a variety of departmental plant and equipment.
  10. Foster a workplace culture that supports and promotes the interests of First Nations people and actively engage through our work to contribute to better outcomes for First Nations people.

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