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Parks Victoria is committed to maintaining the health of the natural environment and of our parks and reserves, while providing a range of excellent visitor services - so that all Victorians can visit them to relax or exercise their bodies and minds - Healthy Parks, Healthy People.

All Parks Victoria's staff contribute to improving these wonderful parks every day. Protecting and conserving them now and for future generations. These positions offer you an opportunity to become part of a team that is committed to making a difference to our natural environment through professionally managing one of the world's great park systems.

Parks Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a commitment to merit, equity and diversity in the workplace.

To gain employment with Parks Victoria you need to be:

  • Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand citizen who has entered Australia on a valid passport. A birth certificate, citizenship certificate or current passport is proof of eligibility.
  • A non-citizen with a valid visa that provides work rights. A current passport containing the visa is proof of eligibility. As the visa has an expiry date, non-citizens can only engage in casual, temporary or fixed term roles that do not extend beyond the expiry date.
  • Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory police screen checks.

Dja Dja Wurrung Aboriginal (female) Ranger Position

  • Fixed Term position – until December 2017 
  • Designated woman’s position
  • Salary from $48,308 pa plus Super 9.5%

The Recognition and Settlement Agreement (RSA) between the Dja Dja Wurrung Traditional Owner Group and the State of Victoria, under Victoria’s Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010, recognises the Dja Dja Wurrung as the Traditional Owners of approximately 266, 532 hectares of public land.  Approximately 47,523 hectares of public land have been transferred   to the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation (DDWCAC) under Aboriginal Title as part of the RSA including the transfer of Hepburn Regional Park, Greater Bendigo National Park, Kooyoora State Park, Wehla Nature Conservation Reserve, Paddys Ranges State Park and part of the Kara Kara National Park.

There are three Dja Dja Wurrung Rangers who support joint management of the six parks but also the management of other Parks Victoria parks in the RSA area, one Ranger Team Leader, one Ranger and one female Ranger. This includes all aspects of the delivery of on-ground works to protect the natural and cultural values, visitor facilities, and interpreting the values and features of the park to visitors and other stakeholders. The roles will have a strong emphasis on Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural site protection, working with Dja Dja Wurrung Traditional Owners. 

This is a designated Dja Dja Wurrung only position under "special measures" section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.  Only Dja Dja Wurrung women are eligible to apply for this position.  

Applicants will be required to provide a completed Aboriginality form, or correspondence endorsed by the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation.
Dja Dja Wurrung applicants are invited to contact Parks Victoria’s Aboriginal People and Culture Officer on 13 1963, for advice and support with their application.

To apply, please e-mail your application, addressing the Qualifications and Experience and Key Capabilities including a resume to applications@parks.vic.gov.au  

Applications close Friday 22 May 2015. All applications will be treated confidentially. 


Regional Project Coordinator (Alps Intensive Management)

  • Eastern Victoria 
  • Located in Bairnsdale or Bright
  • Fixed term 6 months

Do you have a passion for the Victorian high country and the environment? Are you able to contribute to improved environmental outcomes for these fragile landscapes?  The Regional Project Coordinator (Alps Intensive Management) is responsible for the delivery of the Alps Intensive Management (AIM) program, to deliver improved park management through expanded and new invasive species programs in the Alpine National Park.  The position is responsible for the coordination of delivery of monitoring, evaluation, reporting and improvement on the program, development of invasive species strategies to improve directions and long-term outcomes from priority programs, and delivery of specific high-priority and complex projects.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading and managing the AIM team to ensure goals are achieved and services are provided in an effective and timely manner.
  • Planning and supporting the implementation of the Regional and District Action Plan specifically related to the AIM Program.
  • Assisting in the development of a regional-wide work plan for the Australian AIM Program, including timeframes, resource planning, financial budgeting and information to key stakeholders including Area Managers.
  • Managing contract delivery of services as required within a specified functional service including development, day to day management and monitoring.
  • Providing advice to District Managers on emerging issues for the AIM Plan.
  • Managing relationships and communication with key stakeholders and the community.
  • Ensuring effective budget management and financial reporting.
To be successful in this role you will have:
  • Tertiary qualification in Science or equivalent and/or extensive experience in a similar field.
  • Demonstrated experience in analytical problem solving.
  • Previous stakeholder management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing team performance.
  • Proven ability to provide expert and technical advice and support.
  • Extensive experience in project and contract management.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget management.
  • A current Victorian driver’s licence (required).

Parks Victoria requires all prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check prior to an employment offer being made.

If you would like to find out more please read the position description.

 Position description (MSword)

 Position description (PDF)

For further information please contact Yasmin Aly, Manager Regional Operations – Eastern Victoria by calling Parks Victoria on 13 1963.

To apply, please e-mail your application, addressing the Qualifications and Experience and Key Capabilities including a resume to applications@parks.vic.gov.au  

Applications close Friday 8 May 2015. All applications will be treated confidentially. 

Parks Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a commitment to merit, equity and diversity in the workplace.