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.
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.
- 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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