Designated Aboriginal Position - Ranger

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: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: PVO2
Work Location: VIC - Multiple Locations
Reference: VG/RDAP
Closing Date: 20-Sep-2017
Salary Range: $48,308 - $64,637
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: GENERIC - Field Services Officer G2 - Regional Victoria - DAP - FINAL.pdf (PDF, 339KB)
Job Specification

Ranger G2 - Community Engagement - Regional Vic - DAP - FINAL.pdf (PDF, 375KB)
Job Specification

GENERIC - Ranger G2 - Melbourne - DAP - FINAL.pdf (PDF, 366KB)
Job Specification

Ranger G2 - Community Engagement - Melbourne - DAP - FINAL.pdf (PDF, 375KB)
Job Specification

Aboriginality form.docx (Word, 102KB)
Recruitment Approval

DAP positions Location spreadsheet.pdf (PDF, 182KB)

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, 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. 

Parks Victoria is recruiting for the following Designated Aboriginal Ranger Positions:

  • Ranger (Community Engagement) - Western Basalt - Serendip
  • Ranger (Community Engagement) - North East Melbourne - Lower Yarra
  • Ranger - Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Ranges - Woori Yallock
  • Field Service Officer - Northern Rivers - Nathalia

Your responsibilities will also include: 

  • Project management and delivery of whole projects with minimal supervision and applied expertise
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with line managers, staff and key stakeholders across Parks Victoria wide
  • Displaying a thorough understanding of organisational purpose, directions and governance for managing the parks estate applying this understanding across Parks Victoria
  • Adhering to Parks' Victoria vision and Commitments

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A Certificate or Diploma in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management and or relevant experience in a similar filed;
  • Demonstrated experience in customer service, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Relevant level of knowledge of regulations and compliance procedures;
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Traditional Owner groups;
  • The ability to work weekends and public holidays if required. 


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 20 September 2017

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

Parks Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a commitment to merit, equity and diversity in the workplace.

This is a designated Aboriginal position under “special measures” section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for this position.  Applicants will be required to provide a completed Aboriginality form.

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