Senior Ranger - Purungunya National Park


Dept of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions


Port Hedland or Karratha by negotiation, WA

Salary etc:

$77,950 - $81,682 p.a. + super (Grade 3). Permanent, Full-time.


Position No. DBCA3160780

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is committed to promoting biodiversity and conservation to enrich people's lives, through sustainable management of Western Australia's species, ecosystems, lands and the attractions in the department's care.

Under the general direction of the Operations Officer Joint Management, this position:

  • Mentors, trains, and builds capacity of the Purungunya National Park (ex-Meentheena) Rangers and Trainee Rangers.
  • Responsible for the works programming and day-to-day operations in Purungunya National Park, including:
    • organising and leading remote field trips to undertake scheduled works on Purungunya National Park with Purungunya National Park Rangers and Trainee Rangers;
    • facilitating operational joint management with Nyamal Aboriginal Corporation, Joint Management Body and Elders;
    • preparing and implementing works plans and operational rosters;
    • project work and day-to-day coordination of park maintenance requirements; and
    • visitor management and coordination of Indigenous Rangers, volunteers, and external work crews.

The successful applicant will be required to possess or obtain a current Working With Children Check and a current and satisfactory National Police Check prior to commencement.

Selection Criteria 

  1. Experience in leading, supervising and managing indigenous teams, empowering individuals to work with confidence, encouraging a strong teamwork culture, and supporting a two-way learning exchange of culturally specific information to deliver agreed outcomes and priorities within a harmonious work environment.
  2. Evidence of well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated experience in building and maintaining relationships and networks; liaising with the public, commercial tourism operators, community groups, special interest groups including Traditional Owners to build effective networks and promote community support and involvement of elders and corporations in projects. 
  3. Experience and knowledge of implementing operational plans and works programs associated with visitor management, natural resource management and cultural heritage management, having regard to the threatening processes affecting native flora and fauna, rehabilitation techniques and the monitoring and control of pests and weeds.

Date published:


Closing date:

12 noon, 31-May-2024