Indigenous Ranger - Bunya Mountains

Industry: Agriculture Fishing and Forestry

Location: Wondai

Date Listed: 30 Jun 2021

Close Date: 30 Jul 2021

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Our client is responsible for maintaining the Bunya Mountains and surrounding areas. They have expanded to include the South Burnett region and applicants must be based locally.

Teamwork is second nature to this company and expected from any potential employees. Cultural knowledge and connections to the land worked upon will be strongly sought and well looked upon.

Traditional owners from the South Burnett region are encouraged to apply.

Position Description:

  • Fire management.
  • Weed and pest management
  • Cultural tours and community engagement
  • Park infrastructure development and maintenance
  • Supporting Aboriginal community projects
  • Performing estate protection duties such as assisting in fire management, feral animal and weed control programs
  • Performing general estate development and maintenance duties such as construction and maintenance of walking tracks, fencing and maintenance of recreational facilities on protected areas.
  • Performing general maintenance duties such as maintain machinery and equipment, mowing and maintaining park facilities
  • Undertaking natural resourced management duties such as revegetation and rehabilitation of areas of significance and monitoring of species, habitats and ecological communities.
  • Complete necessary administration and office duties including maintaining a clean office space, maintaining accurate records of work, complete time and leave sheets, assist in office work.
  • Assist Traditional Custodians and Aboriginal communities in the recording of traditional and ecological knowledge.
  • Compliance with all Workplace Health and Safety guidelines and legislation.
  • Compliance with all relevant legislation, work policies, procedures, and practices.
  • This role is a declared Indigenous identified role. Only Aboriginal applications are able to fill this position (section 25 of the Anti-discrimination Act 1991 Queensland). There is a genuine occupational requirement for the duties to be performed by an Aboriginal person.

Requirements:

  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • A manual driver's licence
  • Qualifications or equivalent experience in landscape labouring
  • Ability to operate a variety of tools, plant and mechanical equipment (i.e. skid steer, excavator, chainsaw, brush cutter)
  • A proven interest in the maintenance and development of natural reserves.
  • Be physically fit and mobile to complete on-ground works.
  • The ability to communicate well with team members, supervisors, Elders, members of the public and Parks staff.
  • An understanding of policies and practices surrounding workplace safety e.g. equipment operation, herbicide application. (ACDC ticket)

If this sounds like you please apply below with your COVER LETTER and RESUME.

Indigenous Workstars specialises in the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into employment in a variety of communities and industries across Australia.

***Please note only candidates that are successful in moving to the next stage of recruitment will be contacted further***

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