National Park Indigenous Rangers are employed by Parks Australia and are classed as Australian Public Service employees. This National Park Indigenous Ranger is an APS1/2 broadband classification and is an affirmative measure position that is only open to eligible applicants who:
- Are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, and
- Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torre Strait Islander, and
- Are accepted by their community as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
The Indigenous Ranger is accountable under close direction to perform routine and straightforward tasks within the National Park jointly managed by Traditional Owners and the Director of National Parks.
The Indigenous Ranger will possess and be able to demonstrate a general understanding of the legislation, regulations and policies required by Parks Australia and the issues, needs and aspirations of Traditional Owners of the National Park they are assigned to work within.
In this role, under general supervision and at the direction of the Senior Ranger, you will:
- Assist with infrastructure repairs and maintenance
- Undertake interpretative walks and park patrols, including early, late and weekend shifts
- Respond to emergency situations as required, and
- Exercise risk, compliance and enforcement duties under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and regulations
- Adhere to park operating procedures.
All duties will be performed in accordance with the Park’s Lease Agreement, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and Management Plan.
Share the Traditional Owner’s vision for the future of the park and participate in the exchange of knowledge, experience and skills between Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff, the community and public and work with Indigenous staff and stakeholders that speak Pitjantjatjara and/or Yankunytjatjara as a first language.
Participate in incident response operations such as fire suppression, search and rescue, working at heights and first aid response, and apply safe working practices to all activities as per Park Operating Procedures.
The successful applicant must:
- Work with Anangu staff and stakeholders that speak Pitjantjatjara and/or Yankunytjatjara as a first language.
- Participate in the Park’s Duty Ranger Roster involving being on call after hours and the monitoring of emergency alarms and phones.
- Hold a current manual driver’s licence and drive a 4WD vehicle.
- Wear uniform and other appropriate clothing.
- Undertake duties in light aircraft in remote areas including helicopters.
- Hold a current Apply First Aid and Advanced Resuscitation Certificate or have the ability to obtain this qualification.
- Successfully pass a medical and fitness assessment to moderate level according to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Wildfire Response Fire Fitness Procedure (Condition of Employment).
- Ascend Uluru where required for emergencies and other operational duties.
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.
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