The Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) has a diverse range of positions available. Ranger and field officer roles in the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), a part of DPE, are popular career options for people who love the natural environment and enjoy working outdoors, practical problem-solving and communicating with people.
NPWS is currently making changes to its workforce structure to increase our capacity to deliver vital services in conservation, land-management and visitor services. This involves creating new jobs across the State, especially field-based roles. NPWS advertises vacancies both internally to existing employees and externally for new recruits.
Working as a ranger in a national park
NPWS rangers coordinate, implement and supervise projects for managing the natural and cultural heritage in an area. They also help visitors and community members, giving them information that is educational and conservation-oriented.