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Becoming a ranger

Ranger at Mount Buffalo

Rangers have varied and interesting jobs. Responsibilities vary from park to park but ultimately all rangers are responsible for looking after our parks and park visitors.

On a day to day basis, rangers:

  • Manage parks along with the visitor facilities and cultural assets found in parks
  • Manage staff, volunteers and contractors
  • Work with stakeholders and manage issues
  • Provide information and services to customers and stakeholders
  • Manage budgets
  • Respond to emergencies such as bushfires, floods and search and rescue operations.

Rangers need to work well with people, have good planning and research skills and a passion for the environment. If you’re interested in becoming a ranger, it is worthwhile undertaking a tertiary qualification in natural resource management, park management or a related discipline.

Our vacancies are advertised here, on Seek and in major newspapers.

There are other organisations in Victoria that offer ‘ranger’ roles, such as:

Across Australia, there are park and wildlife management agencies in each state and territory offering opportunities for rangers.

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