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March

Job Title : Ranger (Marine)

STATE GOVERNMENT OF WA - Exmouth, WA

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JOB DESCRIPTION

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is committed to promoting biodiversity and conservation to enrich people’s lives, through sustainable management of Western Australia’s species, ecosystems, lands and the attractions in the department’s care.

Similar appointments may be made from this process in locations throughout Western Australia within a 12-month period to positions that may be permanent or contract, including contract appointments with the possibility of subsequent permanency.

THIS IS A PERMANENT, FULL-TIME POSITION

THIS POSITION IS BASED IN EXMOUTH OR CORAL BAY

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION CLOSE AT MIDDAY ON WEDNESDAY, 31 MARCH 2021

Job Description

Under the immediate direction of the Senior Ranger (Marine):

  • Carries out programmed operational activities and field logistical support for lands, waters, wildlife and natural resources under the department’s control in the Exmouth district; including maintenance and servicing of facilities, visitor control, commercial operator liaison and the delivery of conservation programs as directed.
  • Assists in emergency response, marine fauna management and delivering education and interpretive programs.
  • Undertakes compliance patrols and maintains and skippers departmental vessels and equipment.
  • Implements works programs consistent with departmental guidelines, policies and management plans.

Selection Criteria

Applicants should address the following four (4) criteria. These should be addressed in no more than four (4) pages in total.

  1. Ability to participate in (Grade 1) and implement (Grade 2) operational plans and works programs associated with visitor management and natural resource management with an emphasis on the marine, environment.
  2. Experience (Grade 1) or demonstrated experience (Grade 2) in small boat handling and maintenance (minimum Certificate as a Coxswain Grade 1 (Near Coastal) certificate with log books).
  3. Evidence of good oral communication and interpersonal skills with an ability for (Grade 1) or experience in (Grade 2) patrol and enforcement activities, and liaison with the public, commercial tourism operators, community groups, Indigenous groups, other government agencies and stakeholders; with a preference for someone with experience in coordinating and supervising volunteers.
  4. Physically fit, able and willing to work in remote areas. Hold an approved Rescue Certification in SCUBA diving and be willing and able to obtain an approved Scientific Diver SCUBA qualification. Hold a Provide First Aid Certificate and an Advanced Resuscitation Certificate or be willing and able to obtain these qualifications. Be able to pass a commercial dive medical (AS2299.1) annually. Be willing and able to undertake diving activities for the department, and participate in fire and other emergencies

Note: The successful applicant will be required to possess or obtain a current (issue date not older than 6 months) and satisfactory National Police Check prior to commencement.

AND

The successful applicant will be required to possess or obtain a current Working With Children Check card prior to commencement.

For the full role description, detailed responsibilities and a full list of selection criteria, please refer to attached Job Description below. The documents attached to this advertisement are available in alternative formats upon request.

Eligibility: To be eligible for permanent appointment, it is essential to have Australian citizenship, New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency status.

For Further Job Related Information: Please contact Mr Matt Smith on 0429 685 110, or for further information about the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions please visit https://www.dbca.wa.gov.au/.

Application Instructions: 

To allow the selection panel to make an accurate assessment of your application, please submit the following:

  • A written response addressing the above four (4) requested criteria (in no more than four (4) pages).

  • A current resume.

To ensure that you submit the required and appropriate information in your application, please read the attached Job Application Kit carefully. All documents attached with your application must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. To avoid last minute congestion of the system, please endeavour to submit your application well before the closing time.

No late or proforma applications will be accepted.

A search for additional applicants may be conducted for this position where necessary in order to provide a more diverse and/or competitive field.

Substantive Equality Statement

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply for positions within our agency. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. The Department also promotes flexible working arrangements.

Applicants with a disability who require adjustments in the recruitment process can contact the Recruitment Officer on (08) 9219 9879 or recruitment@dbca.wa.gov.au. Do not send job applications to this email; they will not be accepted.

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