1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2114-15 Park Ranger

Controls state or national parks, scenic areas, historic sites, nature reserves, recreation areas or conservation reserves in accordance with authorised policies and priorities.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • implements policies and organises activities in a designated park or area to conserve and protect natural or cultural heritage
  • participates in management planning by providing environmental information and making inventories of plants, animals, and items of cultural or heritage significance
  • informs visitors of park facilities and features, supervises public visits and may collect fees from visitors
  • ensures parks, park facilities and equipment are maintained and cleaned
  • plans, recommends and implements facility improvements
  • patrols waterways, tracks and roads to observe and report on the condition of animals and plants
  • coordinates search and rescue operations, draws up fire prevention plans and undertakes hazard reduction work and fire fighting
  • enforces park regulations to protect parks, reserves and wildlife
  • controls feral plants and animals
  • may supervise and coordinate the work of technical officers and other workers
  • may work with Aboriginal communities to identify and protect sites of special significance

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