Ranger - Community Engagement

Parks Victoria is transforming - join the team to support the achievement of superior park management, community engagement and conserve Victoria's special places
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Department: Parks Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full or part time
Job Function: Land Management
Classification: PVO2
Work Location: Gippsland - Various
Reference: VG/RANGERCEONGONIG
Closing Date: 30-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $48,308 - $64,637
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Ongoing - Ranger G2 - Community Engagement - Regional Victoria - FINAL.pdf (PDF, 397KB)
Job Specification

Locations Spreadsheet .pdf (PDF, 239KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Recruitment Team
recruitment@parks.vic.gov.au

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 Engagement) 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 actively support and implement Healthy Parks Healthy People by implementing programs to promote people's physical, mental and social health and well-being.   To do this, you will build new and stronger partnerships and deliver enhanced programs in focus areas such as education and interpretation (Learning in Nature), volunteering, citizen science, and other programs that promote community health (including physical, mental, cultural, spiritual and social health and wellbeing).

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Project management and delivery of whole projects with minimal supervision and applied expertise
  • Enabling improved connection with diverse and under-represented communities
  • Providing guidance and advisory tools for community engagement and empowerment
  • Providing advice and guidance on working with a broad range of groups within the community including youth, persons from low socio-economic circumstances, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and persons with a disability

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Certificate or Diploma in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Outdoor Education, Public Health and/or equivalent experience in a similar field.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementation of community engagement, natural resource management, outdoor education, volunteering or community health programs.

Culture

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.

Application Closing date: Wednesday 30 August 2017

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.

A number of position have been approved for Australian Aboriginals and/or Torres Strait Islander People. These are designated position 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 this position. Applicants will be required to provide a completed Aboriginality form.


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