Ranger (Marine)

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Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Manjimup, Australia

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Ranger (Marine)

Job ID: 11353
Job Views: 11
Location: Coral Bay
Post Code: 6701
Category: Government
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted: 14/05/2024


Regional and Fire Management Services Division
Ranger (Marine)
RNPGA, Grade 1 or 2, $61,889 - $67,435 or $69,333 - $75,624 p.a. plus 11% Superannuation
Coral Bay is a marine paradise and one of Western Australia’s premier family holiday destinations. With beautiful coral gardens lying just metres from the pristine white sandy beach, this tiny, laidback seaside location is a popular destination for nature lovers.




Job Requirements:

Job Description

The successful applicant will be required to spend the majority of every shift living in, and working out of, Coral Bay.

The successful applicant may be required, possibly for extended periods, to share accommodation (such as portable dongas) with other DBCA staff.

The successful applicant may either:

  • live in Exmouth and commute to/from Coral Bay at the start/finish of each 10-day shift (noting that GROH housing in Exmouth is not available, however private accommodation rental support in Exmouth from DBCA may be available);
  • live full time in Coral Bay in staff accommodation (noting that rent, electricity and water will be paid for by DBCA); or
  • secure their own private accommodation in Coral Bay at their own expense (noting that private accommodation rental support in Coral Bay from DBCA may be available).

Note that private rental accommodation in Coral Bay and Exmouth is in very short supply.

The works program for this position will include a significant portion of coastal / terrestrial operations and management work, including campground management and remote coastal facilities work. The successful applicant will be required to work within the District’s marine program as well as with the southern operations team, at times under the operational supervision of the Operations Officer (South).

Selection Criteria

Applicants should address the following four (4) criteria. These should be addressed in no more than four (4) pages in total.

  1. Ability to participate in (Grade 1) and implement (Grade 2) operational plans and works programs associated visitor management and natural resource management with an emphasis on the marine environment.
  2. Experience in the logistics of vessels, and the operation and skippering of vessels up to 12 metres in length requiring a minimum of Coxswain Grade 2 (NSCV Near Coastal) with ability to attain Coxswain Grade 1 (NSCV, Near Coastal) (Grade 1) or holding Coxswain Grade 1 (NSCV Near Coastal) (Grade 2) with documented evidence of experience in working on commercial vessels in survey (via a certified sea-service book) or equivalent.
  3. Good interpersonal skills with an ability for (Grade 1) or experience in (Grade 2): patrol and enforcement activities, ideally in a marine protected area, and liaising with the public, commercial tourism operators, community groups, Indigenous groups, other government agencies and stakeholders.
  4. Willing and able to undertake diving activities for the department and be able to pass a commercial dive medical (AS2299.1) annually. Hold an approved Advanced 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 willing and able to obtain these qualifications.

Note: The successful applicant will be required to possess or obtain a current (issue date not older than 6 months) and satisfactory National Police Check and a current Working With Children Check card prior to commencement.

For the full role description, detailed responsibilities and a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the 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 Matt Smith on 0429 685 110, or for further information about the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions please visit https://www.dbca.wa.gov.au/.

How to Apply:

Application Instructions:

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

  • A written response addressing the above four (4) requested criteria (in no more than four (4) 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 Senior Recruitment Officer on (08) 9219 9879 or recruitment@dbca.wa.gov.au. 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.

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