Senior Ranger


Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


Mount Augustus & Burringurrah National Parks and Denham, WA

Salary etc:

$83,601 - $86,303 p.a. + District Allowance, Air Con. Allowance, Camping Allowance, 25% No Fixed Hours Allowance, & 11.5% super (Grade 4). Permanent, Full-time.


Position No. DBCA3135578

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 Manager, this position is:

Responsible for the overall management and leadership of depots/work centres in the Mount Augustus and Burringurrah National Parks in the Gascoyne District, including:

  • The development, organisation and implementation of works programs, projects and activities in the Mount Augustus and Burringurrah National Parks in the Gascoyne District and facilitate the involvement of Wajarri Aboriginal Rangers in park management.
  • Supervising depot/work centre staff and contractors and organises and mentors Aboriginal Rangers, Trainee Rangers and Rangers Assistants with a focus on the Mount Augustus and Burringurrah National Parks.
  • Assuming a leadership role for compliance and enforcement issues in the area; and
  • Organising and implementing works programs, projects and day to day operations relating to conservation and conservation reserve management. 

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. Considerable experience in leading, supervising and managing teams, empowering individuals to work with confidence, encouraging a strong teamwork culture and working independently to deliver agreed outcomes and priorities within a traditional owner joint management environment.
  2. Evidence of excellent oral and interpersonal skills and considerable experience in building and maintaining networks; liaising with the public, commercial tourism operators, community groups, special interest groups (including indigenous groups) and other stakeholders; and in patrol and enforcement procedures.
  3. Ability and willingness to work with traditional owners to deliver native title aspirations and goals through joint management, cooperation or collaborative arrangements.
  4. Considerable experience and knowledge of implementing operational plans and works programs including budget management, associated with visitor management and natural resource management, having regard to the threatening processes affecting native flora and fauna and experience with infrastructure development and maintenance.

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