Rottnest Island Authority


Rottnest Island (commuting), WA

Salary etc:

$79,156 - $84,977 p.a. + super (Level 3). Seasonal, Full-time.


Position No. RIA3141078

This is a seasonal, full-time position from September 2024 to May 2025 with the possibility of extension and/or re-appointment for subsequent seasons.

Under the immediate supervision of the Senior Ranger, this position:

  • Carries out programmed operational activities and field logistical support, to protect and enhance Rottnest Island’s environment and facilities.
  • Ensures compliance and delivers education in accordance with the Rottnest Island Authority Act 1987 and Rottnest Island Regulations 1988.
  • Assists with maintenance and servicing of facilities, visitor risk management, fauna management and handling, incident response, interpretive programs, pest species control and conservation programs as directed.
  • Contributes to and implements work programs consistent with departmental guidelines, policies and management plans. 

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. Well-developed interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, particularly with regard to delivering compliance or education about regulatory requirements in high pressure situations.
  2. Demonstrated competence in written and oral communication skills, including the ability to participate in reserve related public involvement, interpretive and educational activities, and proficiency in Microsoft Word, the use of spreadsheets and database software.
  3. Demonstrated experience in carrying out routine maintenance duties, including the use of hand tools, power tools and small engines within the area of natural resource management.
  4. Applies and promotes the principles of equity, diversity and work health and safety in the workplace.

The following essential criteria will be assessed at some stage during the selection process:

  1. Able to obtain a first aid certificate and qualification in oxygen resuscitation.
  2. Current unrestricted ‘C’ Class Driver’s Licence.
  3. Possess a coxswain’s certificate or significant progression towards (Essential) or higher marine qualification (Desirable).


  1. Demonstrated experience in the identification and management of risk with understanding of occupational, health and safety, and equity and diversity principles and practices.
  2. Experience reading and interpreting legislation.
  3. Knowledge of recreational boating, boating practices and the boat charter industry.
  4. Behaviour that reflects Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.

Flexibility Requirement

  • When not residing on island, must be capable of commuting to and from the Island on a regular basis and reside overnight on the island as rostered/required.
  • Must be capable and willing to work rostered working arrangements including weekend and public holidays. Work hours will be posted on a fortnightly roster in advance.
  • Must be capable and willing to carry an on-call phone if require and respond to afterhours call outs in a timely manner. An on-call roster will be prepared in advance. 

Date published:


Closing date:

12 noon, 23-Jul-2024