Parks and Visitor Services Division
Recreation Officer
PSCA, Level 3 or 4, $72,896 - $78,717 or $81,452 - $85,797 p.a. plus 10.5% Superannuation

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is committed to promoting biodiversity and conservation to enrich people’s lives, through sustainable management of Western Australia’s species, ecosystems, lands and the attractions in the department’s care.


As part of our strategy to increase the diversity of our workforce, Aboriginality is preferred for this position (refer Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA), as amended).



Job Description

Under the direction (Level 3) or general direction (Level 4) of the Recreation and Trails Unit Coordinator, the Recreation Officer will assist in the coordination and management of recreation activities on Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) managed lands and waters, including:

  • Development, implementation and review of recreation activity management guidelines in consultation with both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Planning and development of recreational site assets, such as trails, supporting infrastructure and signage.

  • Evaluation, review and development of recreation related policy.

  • Provides advice on the management of recreation-based events undertaken on DBCA managed lands and waters.

Selection Criteria

Applicants should address the following five (5) criteria in a written application. These should be addressed in no more than three (3) pages in total.

  1. Demonstrated experience (Level 4) or experience (Level 3) in sustainable outdoor recreation management in natural areas.

  2. Demonstrated experience (Level 4) or experience (Level 3) in project, contract and financial management.

  3. Considerable (Level 4) or good (Level 3) interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with internal and external stakeholders; including; other government agencies, community and indigenous people.

  4. Demonstrated ability to work independently (Level 4) or with some supervision (Level 3) and as part of a team.

  5. Well-developed computer literacy skills (word processing, spreadsheets, databases and GIS systems).

For the full role description, detailed responsibilities and a full list of selection criteria, please refer to attached Job Description below. The documents attached to this advertisement are available in alternative formats upon request.

Eligibility: To be eligible for permanent appointment, it is essential to have Australian citizenship, New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency status or a visa with entitlement to live and work in Australia for the term of the contract.

For Further Job-Related Information: Please contact Rod Annear on 0429 208 065, or for further information about the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions please visit

Application Instructions: 

To allow the selection panel to make an accurate assessment of your application, please submit the following:

  • A covering letter.
  • A written response addressing the above five (5) requested criteria (in no more than three (3) pages).
  • A current resume.

To ensure that you submit the required and appropriate information in your application, please read the attached Job Application Kit carefully. All documents attached with your application must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. To avoid last minute congestion of the system, please endeavour to submit your application well before the closing time.

No late or proforma applications will be accepted.

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. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace. The Department also promotes flexible working arrangements.

Applicants with a disability who require adjustments in the recruitment process can contact the Recruitment Officer on (08) 9219 9879 or Do not send job applications to this email; they will not be accepted.

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.

Attachments: - Job Description Form DBCA3030867.pdf
- DBCA Job Application Form.docx
- DBCA Job Application Kit.docx

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