Wildlife Ranger

The Greater Geelong team delivers park services across the Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Wadawurrung Peoples. This includes parks and reserves such as; Serendip Sanctuary, Lake Connewarre Wildlife Reserve, Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve, Salt Lagoon Wildlife Reserve, Ocean Grove Nature Reserve, Breamlea Flora and Fauna Reserve, Limeburners Lagoon Wildlife Reserve, Avalon Coastal Reserve, The Spit Wildlife Reserve, and Lonsdale Lakes Wildlife Reserve.
Job Details
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Department: Parks Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Environment
Classification: PVO3
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/1121600
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $76,585 - $83,670
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Position Description - 11216 Wildlife Ranger.pdf (PDF, 196KB)
Job Specification

Position Description - 11216 Wildlife Ranger.docx (Word, 146KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Lachlan Cohen
0497 330 219

Position Details

  • Work in diverse natural environments
  • Competitive Salary + Rostered Weekend Allowance (if eligible) + Superannuation
  • Enjoy a healthy work-life balance

About the role

Serendip Sanctuary is one of Parks Victoria's key education centres and wildlife viewing destinations. The role of the Wildlife Ranger includes managing captive wildlife collections to ‘Best Practice' standards and ensure compliance with relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practices. The role would also support the management of the free ranging wildlife and greater reserve management. Key outputs from this role are, providing necessary animal welfare for the whole Serendip animal collection, maintaining animal husbandry records appropriate to the collection and regulations and supporting general land management actions identified in relevant District and Regional Action Plans.

We're looking for someone with:

  • Relevant Certificate in Animal Husbandry.
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with stakeholders and partners on a range of environmental or animal husbandry issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in provision on expert and technical advice and support.
  • The incumbent must be available to work weekends and public holidays if required.
  • A current Victorian driver's licence is required.


Your application will need to include:

  • A current Resume
  • A cover letter 

Application Closing date: Sunday 5th February 2023

Sound like you?

If this sounds like you, or you would like to learn more about the role, then we would like to hear from you. For a confidential discussion about the role, call Lachlan Cohen on 0497 330 219, Parks Victoria 13 19 63, or apply online!

Organisational Commitments

Parks Victoria is committed to child safety and has zero tolerance for child abuse and all forms of harm to children, in accordance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards. All prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment.Parks Victoria recognises diversity and inclusion is everyone's business. We value a culture where everyone can be themselves at work, regardless of background, orientation, age or gender, that brings out our best, values everyone's contribution and works within a flexible working environment, ultimately reflecting the community we serve.Only people with Australian Citizenship, Permanent Residency or a non-citizen with a valid visa that provides work rights may apply for this position. Parks Victoria's policies require the successful applicant to be up-to-date based on Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) vaccination advice. The successful applicant for this role will be required to provide evidence of vaccination or exemption status as part of the recruitment process.


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