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Northern Parks & Forests Regional Operations; Management & Operations; Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service & Partnerships; Coen / Cairns (flexible)
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services and Partnerships have an exciting opportunity for a OO5 Resource Ranger to join their Northern Cape region coordinating natural resource management projects across all parks within the Cape York Northern areas. This role is responsible for the implementation of key priority projects, including strategic fire plans, pest control and eradication programs, procurement and delivery of related assets. The Resource Ranger undertakes mentoring of Indigenous Rangers from QPWS&P and various stakeholders such as local Land Trusts and affiliates which own and jointly manage our National Parks. This role has a strong focus on working with Traditional Owners, and cultural awareness in conjunction with respectful and appropriate communication is a critical skill required in this role. The location of this position is negotiable for Cairns and / or Coen.
Your role: 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 contingency 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.
Applications to remain current for 12 months