Ranger (Designated Aboriginal Position)

Parks Victoria is looking for an enthusiastic Ranger to work alongside the dynamic team at Yarra Bend to manage and maintain the natural, cultural and built assets within the Yarra Bend Park and the Lower Yarra area parklands.
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Department: Parks Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Environment
Classification: PVO2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/18640/DAP
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $56,622 - $75,761
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - 18640 - Ranger (Designated Aboriginal Position).pdf (PDF, 255KB)
Job Specification

Position Description - 18640 - Ranger (Designated Aboriginal Position).docx (Word, 199KB)
Job Specification

Aboriginality Form.docx (Word, 41KB)

Contact: Tim Carver
(03) 8427 3081

Position Details

  • Competitive Salary + Superannuation and Cultural Leave entitlement
  • Enjoy a healthy work-life balance, a supportive team and a positive workplace culture
  • Contribute to unlocking employment and development opportunities for Aboriginal people and Caring for Country Partners

About this role

As a Ranger, you will use your skills and experience to manage, protect and maintain park values and assets, support great visitor experiences, and to protect biodiversity and cultural heritage. As part of a small, committed team you'll be helping to manage an area that contains an extensive network of day visitor areas, walking tracks, roads and natural features, which draw thousands of visitors per year. You'll also be involved in pest plant and animal management, native vegetation management, Traditional Owner engagement, visitor engagement and compliance activities.

We're looking for someone with:

  • Experience in operational land management
  • A positive work ethic and sound problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • A strong self-awareness and ability to develop and maintain effective relationships
  • Conservation and Land Management qualifications are desirable

Your application will need to include:

  • A current Resume
  • A cover letter addressing the Key Capabilities as outlined in the position description.
  • Aboriginality Form or letter affirming membership from your Traditional Owner corporation

Application Closing date: Sunday 05 February 2023


We are a dedicated team of rangers managing the parklands in the lower reaches of the Yarra River which include many significant billabongs, rare plant communities and threatened species. Some of our parks are Yarra Bend in Fairfield and Kew, Westerfolds in Templestowe, and Banksia and Birrarung in Bulleen.

Sounds like you?

If this sounds like you, and you would like to help build on our ranger led activities, then we would like to hear from you. For a confidential discussion about the role, call Tim Carver on (03) 8427 3081 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.

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.

Only people with Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency may apply for this position.

A number of positions have been approved for Australian Aboriginals and/or Torres Strait Islander People under the ‘special measures' section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for Designated Aboriginal positions. Applicants will be required to provide a formal identification certificate.

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