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Park Ranger Grade 1


Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development - Parks & Conservation Service



Salary etc:

$67,770 - $72,935 p.a. + super, (FTE Grade 1). Temporary, Full-time.


13426 , several

ACT Parks and Conservation Service

Rangers at this level are likely to undertake general maintenance and construction duties and have dedicated projects to manage such as signage, walking track, camping area or heritage programs. Physical conditions may include working in the heat and cold and climbing steep slopes and rough terrain. General direction will be given by supervisors and your performance monitored with feedback regularly provided.

To achieve the outcomes required by this role you must be able to:

Assist in the protection of biodiversity and implementation of sustainable management practices in Canberra's conservation reserves and rural lands consistent with relevant legislation and management plan objectives.

Under supervision:

  • Perform estate management and maintenance duties including:
  • Maintenance of walking tracks, fencing and recreational facilities.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of amenities; and
  • Minor maintenance of plant, signs, equipment, firebreaks, buildings and vehicles.
  • Undertake public relations and external liaison functions in line with duties, conduct interpretative programs, provide assistance and guidance and answer public enquiries from reserve area users, members of the community, and rural leaseholders.
  • Monitor public access, collect fees and maintain a ranger presence in reserves and other areas as required.
  • Undertake pest plants and animal control programs.
  • Assist with law enforcement and compliance duties.
  • Undertake incident management duties, including participation in fire standby, fire suppression and fire training and Search and Rescue operations.
  • Perform administrative duties including the operation of computers and technology.
  • Perform other duties as directed by Senior Managers.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

This position is classified as a Designated Fire Position under the EPSDD Collective Agreement. Bushfire related activities, including bushfire suppression, is a mandatory component of the position.


  • Be registered, or able to obtain a registration under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011.
  • Be physically able and willing to undertake incident management duties, including participation in fire standby, fire suppression and fire training and search and rescue operations.
  • Be prepared to work a shift roster, weekends, public holidays or evening shifts. EPSDD is committed to providing reasonable adjustment, where operationally possible, to ensure all individuals have equal opportunities in the workplace.
  • Possess a manual Australian drivers' license.
  • Be an Australian citizen, have permanent residency status or a visa permitting you to work permanently in Australia.

Highly Desirable:

  • While no formal qualification is required for this role, progress towards or the completion of a relevant tertiary qualification will be highly regarded.
  • A current Advanced First Aid Certificate or capacity to obtain one.

Note: There are several temporary positions available for a period of up to 12 months with the possibility of permanency. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months.

Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.


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