Situated adjacent to the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area of WA, Exmouth is one of the few areas in Australia that can boast the Reef to Range experience. Adjacent the Cape Range National Park, the diving and snorkelling paradise of Ningaloo Marine Park attracts thousands of tourists every year.
Similar appointments may be made from this process in locations throughout Western Australia within a 12 month period to positions that may be permanent or contract, including contract appointments with the possibility of subsequent permanency.
THIS IS A 10 MONTH FIXED TERM, FULL-TIME POSITION
(WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION OR PERMANENCY)
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION CLOSE AT MIDDAY ON FRIDAY, 21 DECEMBER 2018
IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT INTERVIEWS FOR THIS POSITION WILL OCCUR SOMETIME IN JANUARY 2019
Under the immediate direction of the Senior Ranger (Marine):
- Carries out programmed operational activities and field logistical support for lands, waters, wildlife and natural resources under the department’s control in the Exmouth district; including maintenance and servicing of facilities, visitor control, commercial operator liaison and the delivery of conservation programs as directed.
- Assists in emergency response, marine fauna management and delivering education and interpretive programs.
- Undertakes compliance patrols and maintains and skippers departmental vessels and equipment.
- Implements works programs consistent with departmental guidelines, policies and management plans.
Applicants should address the following four (4) criteria. These should be addressed in no more than four (4) pages in total.
Ability to participate in (Grade 1) and implement (Grade 2) operational plans and works programs associated with visitor management and natural resource management with an emphasis on the marine, environment.
Experience (Grade 1) or demonstrated experience (Grade 2) in small boat handling and maintenance (minimum Certificate as a Coxswain Grade 1 (Near Coastal) certificate with log books).
Evidence of good oral communication and interpersonal skills with an ability for (Grade 1) or experience in (Grade 2) patrol and enforcement activities, and liaison with the public, commercial tourism operators, community groups, Indigenous groups, other government agencies and stakeholders; with a preference for someone with experience in coordinating and supervising volunteers.
Physically fit, able and willing to work in remote areas. Hold an approved Rescue Certification in SCUBA diving and be willing and able to obtain an approved Scientific Diver SCUBA qualification. Hold a Provide First Aid Certificate and an Advanced Resuscitation Certificate or be willing and able to obtain these qualifications. Be able to pass a commercial dive medical (AS2299.1) annually. Be willing and able to undertake diving activities for the department, and participate in fire and other emergencies
Note: In accordance with the Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004, the successful applicant will be required to possess or obtain a current Working With Children Check card prior to commencement.
In accordance with relevant legislation and departmental policy, the successful applicant will be required to possess or obtain a current and satisfactory National Police Check prior to commencement.
For the full role description, including detailed responsibilities and a full list of criteria including those that are not required to be addressed in the application please refer to attached Job Description below.
For Further Job Related Information: Please contact Mr Matt Smith on 0429 685 110, or for further information about the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions please visit www.dbca.wa.gov.au.
Applicants should submit a written response addressing the above four (4) requested criteria (in no more than four (4) pages) together with a current resume. Failure to do so may jeopardise the selection panel’s ability to make an assessment of your application.
For detailed assistance to ensure that you submit all of the required and appropriate information in your application, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Kit carefully. All documents attached with your application must be in Word or PDF format.
No late or proforma applications will be accepted.
To avoid last minute congestion of the system, please endeavour to submit your application well before the closing time.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online.
A search for additional applicants may be conducted for this position where necessary in order to provide a more diverse and/or competitive field.
Substantive Equality Statement
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply for positions within our agency. The Department also promotes flexible working arrangements.