RANGERS in Canberra don’t get much time with hobbits, but we do have rather less Nazgul around than in Tolkien’s works.
Either way Territory and Munipal Services are looking for Canberrans to heed to call, don the beige, and come a rangering with them.
“The ACT Government’s annual Ranger recruitment is a great opportunity for people who enjoy working outdoors to play a vital role in the conservation and land management of ACT’s parks and reserves,” Regional Manager, National Parks and Catchments, Brett McNamara, said.
“The recruitment process will help us create a ranger employment register. We are looking for entry level Ranger Grade One and more experienced Ranger Grade Two applicants for permanent, fixed term (between one to five years) and temporary (up to 12 months) positions to work across various locations within the ACT.
“Ideally we are seeking candidates who possess a knowledge or experience in natural and cultural resource and rural land management. Applicants who can demonstrate life experience, strong interpersonal skills and a desire to learn will also be considered.
“Prospective Rangers must be physically able and willing to undertake incident management duties, be prepared to work a roster which includes weekends, public holidays or evening shifts, be prepared to wear a uniform and possess a manual drivers’ licence,” Brett said.
“Our rangers work hard to manage these areas ranging from the majestic peaks of Namadgi National Park to the local suburban park. They manage our wildlife, interpret natural and cultural features, build walking trails; maintain barbeques and toilets in our picnic areas and campgrounds; control invasive pest plants and animals; and undertake fire management works such as controlled burns.”
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