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Department for Environment and Water
Job reference: 405921
Location: 5732 - BALCANOONA
Job status: Ongoing
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

The Ranger reports to the OPS3 Ranger, Balcanoona and is responsible for supporting the management of park conservation and wildlife values, ensuring park visitors enjoy a safe and memorable experience. The Ranger supports the maintenance and presentation of park facilities and assets, participates in fire and emergency response, and works with key partners, including park neighbours, conservation partners, volunteers and Aboriginal communities.

Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park is a co-managed park in conjunction with the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association.

You will be required to work a 10/4 roster, which will require working 47 weekend days and 5.5 public holidays per annum to be eligible for the 13.1% Ranger Penalty Allowance.

$55,315 - $59,503 per annum (OPS2) plus Ranger Penalty Allowance of 13.1% as detailed above.

For further information and a copy of the role description, contact: Dave Phillips, District Ranger, Northern Flinders,, (08) 8648 5308.

Special Conditions:

  • Position is located at Balcanoona, Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Parks (for which a locality allowance will be paid).
  • Will be required to participate in emergency operations including bushfire operations and search and rescue.  This may require at time, some out of hours work including the participation in an "on-call" roster.
  • Will be required to undertake a medical and fitness assessment for a Fire Fighting Role Classification as defined in the DEW Fire Management Policy and Procedures.
  • Required to work a 10/4 roster, which will require working 47 weekend days and 5.5 public holidays per annum to be eligible for the 13.1% Ranger Penalty Allowance.
  • May be required to work from any location within the region or any region or management unit within the state.
  • Will be required to wear a uniform in accordance with DEW policy.
  • Current class “C” drivers licence and willingness and ability to safely operate a 4wd is essential.
  • Intra and inter-state travel is required, including extended periods of time away from home and travel in light aircraft.
  • A current Provide First Aid Certificate is essential (HLTAID001; HLTAID002 AND HLTAID003).
  • This role has functions pertaining to working with children and is prescribed under the Child Safety (Prohibited Person) Act 2016 as requiring a Working With Children Check (WWCC).  By applying for this role you consent to being screened for appropriate behaviour and to the Department obtaining, or requiring you to obtain a WWCC.
  • This role has been designated as a Position of Trust pursuant to the standards required in the Australian Government .

To apply for this position please provide a pre-employment declaration, resume and written response (maximum 2 pages in total) to each of the following:

  • Experience in weed and feral animal control
  • Experience in asset projects, and use of tools/machinery
  • Experience with visitor management/providing information to the public
  • Experience in the use of computers – emails
  • Experience in supervising volunteers/contractors/visiting staff

How to lodge your application:

  • Apply online at , search by vacancy number 405921, or;
  • email your application to: or;
  • post your application to: PO Box 78, PORT AUGUSTA   SA 5700.

Applications Close: 5pm, Wednesday 2 December 2020.

Eligibility for this position is restricted to people who are eligible to be a member of the Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association or recognised as a Native Title holder for the Adnyamathanha area or a member of the Adnyamathanha community under exemptions s56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 and s8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. Effective execution of the duties requires the role to be filled by a representative of the Adnyamathanha community.

Applications close: 02/12/2020 5:00 PM

- Applicant Guidelines.pdf
- Pre-Employment Declaration.pdf
- Sept 2020 Ranger - Role Description.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.