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Park Guide

Department of Environment, Parks and Water Securit... - Alice Springs, NT

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Job description

Agency Department of Environment, Parks and Work unit Alice Springs Desert Park

Water Security

Job title Park Guide Designation Technical 1 - RDO

Job type Full Time Duration Ongoing

Salary $52,728 - $62,697 Location Alice Springs

Position number 15541 RTF 207068 Closing 03/03/2021

Contact Kristen Smith, Visitor Services Officer on 08 8951 8751 or Kristen.smith@nt.gov.au

About the agency https://depws.nt.gov.au/

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=207068

Information for applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume.

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all

diversity groups to apply for vacancies. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the

OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will

be granted priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective

Provide a high quality information, education and interpretive service to park visitors. Assist in the implementation of holistic

environmental, and conservation based visitor experiences to demonstrate a new level of environmental awareness, and


Key duties and responsibilities

1. Greet and converse with visitors, providing a consistently high level of customer service and reliability without supervision.

2. Develop, present and monitor nature based presentations, tours and activities to Park visitors, and educational activities to

school groups, in line with the Park’s interpretive program.

3. Provide direction and assist visitors to ensure their visit is safe and enjoyable.

4. Assist with park amenity and maintenance as directed.

Selection criteria


1. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individual visitors and groups to provide appropriate information about

the flora, fauna and habitats of Central Australia.

2. Ability to work effectively as part of a team; maintaining a positive, enthusiastic approach under times of pressure, such as

high visitation, attitude and the ability to adapt and work under pressure.

3. Ability to carry out basic research and obtain information with regard to the flora, fauna and habitats of Central Australia and

develop into interpretative material for the general public.

4. Ability to undertake a range of tasks related to the role and the work of the Visitor Services unit as directed by the Supervisor.

5. Ability to work evenings, weekends and public holidays on a roster system at the Alice Springs Desert Park.

6. Current or ability to obtain ‘C’ class NT Driver’s Licence, Senior First Aid Certificate and Working with Children (Ochre Card).

7. Ability to interact effectively with people from diverse cultures.

1. Understanding and knowledge of tourism operations as they pertain to a site such as the Alice Springs Desert Park.

Further information

This position involves shift work over a seven day roster working in extreme environmental conditions of Central Australia.

Alice Springs, NT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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