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Job Title : Ranger's Assistant


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Regional and Fire Management Services Division

Ranger's Assistant


RNPGA, Grade RA1, $48,366 - $54,197 p.a. plus 10% Superannuation

Under Section 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, Aboriginality is a genuine requirement for this position with preference given to Yued community members or approved Yued applicants.

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.




Job Description

Under the immediate direction of the Senior Ranger:

Participates in a range of activities relating to conservation and environment work on lands and waters managed by the department within the Moora district, including:

  • Fabrication, maintenance and installation of infrastructure and equipment.
  • Assisting with general park management and maintenance requirements, including visitor information dissemination and education.
  • Feral animal and pest control.
  • Assisting with suppression of wildfire and prescribed burning programs.

This position offers development opportunities for Aboriginal people with preference given to Yued community members or approved Yued applicants.

Selection Criteria

Applicants should address the following five (5) criteria, including where possible the desirable criterion. These should be addressed in no more than three (3) pages in total.
  1. Under Section 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, Aboriginality is a genuine requirement for this position with preference given to Yued community members or approved Yued applicants.
  2. Evidence of abilities in being able to participate in manual activities related to the maintenance and construction of departmental assets, flora and fauna protection and fire suppression and control, with a preference for someone with knowledge of park recreation design and maintenance requirements.
  3. Evidence of ability to understand occupational health and safety procedures and principles. Willingness to wear prescribed safety equipment and to work safely with certified chemicals.
  4. Evidence of abilities in being able to liaise and interact in a positive manner. Have good communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to work effectively in a team and with limited supervision, when required.
  5. Experience in working with volunteers and able to handle fees and money collection appropriately. (Desirable)

Note: 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: Aboriginality is a genuine requirement for this position. Preference will be given to Yued community members or approved Yued applicants.

For Further Job-Related Information: Please contact Mr Brad Rushforth on (08) 9688 6000, 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 five (5) requested criteria (in no more than three (3) 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.

Attachments: - DBCA Job Application Kit.pdf
- Job Description DBCA3136438.pdf

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