The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment protects Australia’s natural resources, agriculture and precious way of life. We deliver policies and programs for a strong economy and a healthy environment.
The Department’s Parks Australia Division jointly manages Kakadu National Park (KNP) with the Traditional Aboriginal Owners in accordance with the EPBC Act, the Kakadu lease agreement and other documents.
The Seasonal Interpretive Ranger is a member of the Tourism and Visitor Services team which manages commercial tour operations and communication, delivers interpretive and education services, supports media and delivers events. The Community Liaison & Education Coordinator works closely with the Park’s Interpretation Project Officer on coordinating education programs and delivering interpretive services, presenting Kakadu’s key messages and values.
In this role you will be responsible for:
- Coordinating and managing staff in a cross-cultural environment (including interpretive contractors) to build skills, capacity and capability and work as an effective member in small team, and lead change in the workplace.
- Coordinating the interpretive ranger program and other education programs, including recruitment and/or contracting, training, presenting key messages, providing presentations, rosters, publicity, monitoring, review and evaluation.
- Assisting the Interpretation Project Officer with the implementation of the park’s Interpretation Strategy and roll out of the Kakadu brand strategy.
- Assisting the Interpretation Project Officer with the delivery of activities and events, such as Kakadu Bird Week to attract and engage target markets for Kakadu National Park.
- Delivering interpretive services to specialist groups including film crews, VIPs, school and educational groups, and media, including assisting the Parks Training Officer with the review and facilitation of the Junior Ranger Program.
- Working with staff in a cross-cultural environment and liaise with Aboriginal traditional owners, the tourism industry, official visitors, relevant organisations, specialist staff and stakeholders in relation to education and interpretation projects.
- Sharing the traditional owners’ vision for the future of the park and encourage, facilitate and participate in the exchange of knowledge, experience and skills between Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff, the community and public.
Affirmative measure - Indigenous employment – The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
The successful applicant must:
- hold a current manual driver’s licence and ability to drive a 4WD vehicle
- hold or be able to obtain a current Working with Children police clearance (Ochre Card NT)
- hold current Apply First Aid and Remote First Aid Certificates or have the ability to obtain these qualifications
- Successfully completed the Kakadu Knowledge for Tour Guides course (Charles Darwin University) prior to commencing in the position or have the capacity to complete the qualification.
Indigenous job seekers are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. If the job is 'Identified', then part or all of the duties impact on Indigenous Australian communities or their representatives.The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait people.
Getting to know the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment began 1 February 2020. The Department is led by Secretary Andrew Metcalfe, supported by the Executive Leadership Team . What we do: We protect Australia's natural resources, agriculture and way of life. Our purpose: Our goal is to deliver policies and programs that:
- drive strong and sustainable agricultural industries
- manage our unique environment and heritage
- support our regional communities.
Our role: Our role is diverse and far reaching. We:
- assure our clean and green status by keeping pests and diseases out of Australia
- protect and sustainably manage Australia’s biodiversity, ecosystems and heritage
- prepare and coordinate our response to outbreaks of pests, diseases and weeds provide data and analysis on agriculture and the environment
- support sustainable natural resource management
- establish and manage Commonwealth protected areas
- maintain and secure new markets for Australia’s agricultural exports.