Ranger - Boodjamulla National Park




Boodjamulla National Park, Central Region, QPWS&P, Northern Parks and Forests Regional Operations, Dept. Environment and Science/Boodjamulla National Park

$66 892 - $73 336 p.a.


Are you looking for an adventure that will see you assisting with the management of remote national parks in Central Western Queensland? Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Partnerships (QPWS&P) has a ranger position available at Boodjamulla National Park.

This role supports the Ranger in Charge to lead and coordinate the operations of the Boodjamulla work base. The position supervises a small team to deliver key infrastructure and visitor and natural resource management programs including the day to day management of the Ranger base.

As Boodjamulla is a remote north western park, it is important that you are capable of living and working closely with others are prepared to assist with emergency response as required.  The park has its own sewerage, water and power systems and the maintenance of these systems is a regular activity taken by Rangers living onsite.

Travel to other locations may be required from time to time. This includes overnight stays. Rangers work on a roster basis which can include regular weekend work. Accommodation on park is available for the successful applicant.

The Ranger (OO5) is a role in which you must be able to:

  1. Supervise a work group to perform tasks and deliver project outcomes.
  2. Contribute as a member of a team to the preparation of annual work programs for recreational and infrastructure maintenance and development including the acquisition and allocation of resources within budgets.
  3. Plan and deliver specific projects including the development and maintenance of park infrastructure and initiatives, plant operation and maintenance, natural and cultural resource management, fire management, weed and pest control.
  4. Compile and maintain reports and records, participate in human resource and budget management processes and the procurement goods and services. This includes use of computer systems and applications.
  5. Perform customer contact duties including answering enquiries, providing education and advice, and conducting park patrols.
  6. Perform compliance and enforcement tasks on suspected breaches of relevant acts and permit conditions. Assist senior staff and staff from other agencies with investigations as required.
  7. Maintain productive relationships with stakeholders including neighbouring landholders, other government departments and local Indigenous communities.
  8. Plan and co-ordinate emergency response procedures including natural disaster continsgency plans, wildfire response procedures, search and rescue procedures, and medical emergency procedures.
  9. Operate and maintain a variety of departmental plant and equipment.
  10. Foster a workplace culture that supports and promotes the interests of First Nations people and actively engage through our work to contribute to better outcomes for First Nations people.

Professional Capabilities

There are no mandatory qualifications required to undertake this position, however, a formal qualification would be highly regarded.


It is a mandatory requirement for the occupant of this position to hold an unrestricted manual driver’s licence or be prepared to obtain a manual licence if they do not.

Medical requirements

To enable the department to discharge its primary duty of care under S19 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, as far as reasonably practicable, DES provides vaccinations for those who may be exposed to vaccine preventable diseases. The appointee to this role will potentially be exposed to vaccine preventable diseases throughout the course of their work, such as zoonotic diseases, and may be required to provide either evidence of vaccination, proof that you are not susceptible to these vaccine-preventable diseases, or meet the requirement by attending vaccinations arranged by DES.

How to apply

To enable us to assess your merit, you should:

  • Apply online at www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au or by clicking the 'apply for this job' button below.
  • Include your current resume (of no more than 6 pages).
  • Provide a short statement (of no more than 2 pages) explaining why you are the best person for the role, and how your skills and experience align to the What we are looking for attributes and the duties under Your Role section.

For further information about this position and details on how to apply, please visit the Queensland Government Smart Jobs and Careers website www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au.

Lea Ezzy (07) 4796 7782

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Application Details

Closing Date
Tuesday, 4 February 2020

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