Aboriginal trainee ranger wanted on NSW south coast

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is recruiting an Aboriginal trainee ranger to join the Narooma team to care for Country on the spectacular far south coast.

Biamanga National Park

NPWS Area Manager Jo Issaverdis said the position is a pathway for a young person from the Yuin Nation to become a full-time, ongoing NPWS ranger.

'We are looking for someone with a connection to Yuin Country who will support the Biamanga Board to deliver park operations on country,' said Ms Issaverdis.

'The trainee will also join our rangers and field teams to learn the practical, hands-on aspects of managing parks,' said Ms Issaverdis.

Mr Bunja Smith, Chair of the Biamanga Board of Management, will be a mentor to the successful candidate.

'Biamanga National Park is a hand-back park that is under management, care and control of the Yuin people and it’s so important that we have a young Yuin person looking after our Country,' said Mr Smith.

'We’ll support the successful applicant to not only complete a university degree, but to learn more about the cultural and environmental aspects of this park.

'If you’re looking for work, and if you’re interested in working on Country with your mob, make sure you apply for this trainee position,' said Mr Smith.

The successful Aboriginal trainee ranger will be required to undertake and complete university studies in a relevant environmental discipline during their traineeship. Upon successful completion of the degree, the trainee will be guaranteed an ongoing ranger role with NPWS.

Applications are open until Monday 6 November 2023. For support with your application, contact the NSW DPE Aboriginal People & Culture Team at dpieapc@dpie.nsw.gov.au

For further details, visit I work for NSW and search for 'Trainee Ranger' or enter the job reference number 531369.