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Senior District Ranger

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Job Ref:  34196
Employer:  Department of Housing and Community Development (NT)
Job Type:  Full Time
Northern Territory, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  $92,016 - $101,137 (including salary $79,522 - $87,496)


Department of Tourism and Culture

Work Unit

Parks, Wildlife and Heritage – Savannah Gulf Region

Job Title

Senior District Ranger


Technical 4 RDO

Job Type

Full Time




$79,522 - $87,496


Timber Creek  

Position Number







Michael Kessner on 08 8975 0936 or

Agency Information   

Information for Applicants

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resume/cv. For further information for applicants and example applications: click here

Information about Selected Applicant’s Merit

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Primary Objective: To develop and administer programs and resources to the Gulf District, in accordance with the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, to achieve the aims and objectives of the traditional owners, plans of management, district, region, and the Parks, Wildlife and Heritage Division of the Northern Territory.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1.     Assist the development and oversee the implementation of approved nature conservation, visitor management and interpretive programs within a district.

2.     Establish and maintain an effective working partnership with a range of stakeholders including Aboriginal landowners.

3.     Provide effective leadership and oversee the training and development of staff.

4.     Assist with the preparation of Audits, forward estimates, budget development and Capital Works submissions.

5.     Liaise with other government and non-government agencies regarding the delivery of district programs.

6.     Exercise financial and personnel delegations, and powers delegated under the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act.

7.     Operate within a strong safety culture and implement defined Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) policies and procedures while delivering services.


Selection Criteria


1.     A relevant qualification awarded by an Australian Institution or equivalent, or relevant experience in a field of technical work closely related to the duties of the vacancy.

2.     A working knowledge of the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act and By-laws and enforcement procedures, or similar legislation.

3.     Current NT drivers licence (Class C) and current Senior First Aid certificate or the ability to obtain one.

4.     A demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with a range of stakeholders, including Aboriginal people and the ability to positively contribute to the ongoing development of joint management.

5.     Substantial experience in park management activities or related disciplines, and including financial and human resources, program and project management and the use of relevant computer systems.

6.     Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a team of field-based staff.

7.     An understanding of the principles of equal employment and Work Health and Safety.


1.     Experience in working with Aboriginal communities, pastoral and tourism industry members.

2.     A general awareness of the Northern Territory economy, and in particular the significance of tourism and the role that Northern Territory Parks and Reserves play in this.


Further Information:

·           Rangers may be required to roster on weekends and public holidays and may be required to transfer to any park or reserve within the Northern Territory.

·           For further information, visit our website at

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