Ranger - Community Activation and Horticulture

Parks Victoria is transforming - join the team to support the achievement of superior park management and conserve Victoria's special places
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Department: Parks Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time or part time
Job Function: Land Management
Classification: PVO2
Work Location: Melbourne - Western Metro
Reference: VG/RCAH
Closing Date: 30-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $48,308 - $64,637
Job Duration: Fixed term
Attachments: Ranger G2 - Community Activation and Horticulture.pdf (PDF, 373KB)
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Locations Spreadsheet .pdf (PDF, 239KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Recruitment Team

Position Details

About Parks Victoria

Parks Victoria's vision is to be a world-class parks service, ensuring healthy parks for healthy people.  It is a statutory authority with responsibility for managing an expanding and diverse estate covering more than 4 million hectares, or about 17 per cent, of Victoria.

About the role

As a Ranger (Community Activation and Horticulture), you will have responsibility for contributing to Parks Victoria's natural values (making sure that the natural environment and cultural sites are protected) and visitor services (helping visitors to enjoy and understand parks).  You will plan for and deliver park services to enable efficient and effective delivery at your park and contribute to the delivery of your district through your strong work ethic and commitment to your team. 

You will use your horticulture skills to link the community with the available activities as well assist with the group activities.  You will deliver in-park programs to promote learning, health and social connection and support partnerships that deliver of these services

You will deliver activities requiring a level of environmental and service expertise, so that you can support the conservation of Victoria's special places.   You will be an adaptable and flexible individual delivering ‘on the ground' service requirements and ensuring superior park management services are achieved on a continual basis. Facilitate and coordinating on grounds activities such as horticulture and revegetation, with work for the dole, community, and educational programs

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Certificate or Diploma in horticulture, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Outdoor Education, Public Health and/or equivalent experience in a similar field
  • Demonstrated experience in the on grounds coordination and facilitation of community engagement, natural resource management, outdoor education, volunteering or community health programs
  • Experience in coordinating and leading volunteer based activities and programs
  • Demonstrated experience in customer service, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Relevant level of knowledge of regulations and compliance procedures
  • Demonstrated background in working with CALD communities
  • General knowledge of Karen Culture and spoken language


We are a respectful, diverse, culturally connected team bringing heritage to life encouraging community use and understanding of culturally significant places. We ensure that park management contributes to broader whole-of-government and community led directions in Victorian Aboriginal communities.

Your application must include;

  • A current Resume
  • A cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria (KSC) as outlined in the position description.

Join our innovative organisation and enjoy what you do, apply today!

Application Closing date: Wednesday 30 August 2017

Parks Victoria requires all prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check prior to an employment offer being made.

At Parks Victoria, we recognise that diversity and inclusion are central to being a modern, high-performing sustainable organisation that can deliver our strategic vision to be a “world class parks service ensuring healthy parks for healthy people.” Our common goal is to leverage the varied experiences, personal backgrounds and ideas that individuals contribute for the benefit of Parks Victoria, its staff and its visitors.

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