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Expression of Interest Ranger - Pool Recruitment

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is an extraordinarily beautiful and sparsely populated area in the northeast corner of Western Australia (WA), and is known as one of the world’s last wilderness frontiers. As a global tourism attraction, it is known for luxury accommodation, great food and friendly locals, and is an amazing and very unique part of Australia.  The Shire is diverse in many ways, with a unique mix of cultures, lifestyles and abundant opportunities.

 Our team of Rangers are responsible for the management of a number of Acts of Parliament and Local Laws within the Shire.  We are seeking individuals who have a passion for Ranger Services and you will be reporting to the Senior Ranger & Emergency Services Coordinator. This role is responsible for assisting to initiate and implement enforcement of the Dog Act 1976, Cat Act 2011, Bush Fires Act 1954, Litter Act 1979, Caravan and Camping Grounds Act 1995, Animal Welfare Act 2020, Local Government Act 1995 and other legislation in accordance with Council Policy and Local Laws.  The role will focus on ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as well as providing high standards of service to the organisation.

If you share the vision of being part of a thriving community with opportunities for all and can demonstrate the skills below, and met the selection criteria in the position description, we welcome your expression of interest.

  • Working knowledge of the Dog Act 1976, Cat Act 2011, Bush Fires Act 1954, Litter Act 1979 and Local Government Act 1995 and associated regulations and local laws;
  • Strong organisational skills and time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks;
  • Demonstrated negotiation, problems solving and conflict resolution skills;
  • High attention to detail and ability to prepare documentation in line with relevant situational requirements;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • A strong work ethic with motivation to work in challenging environments; and
  • Ability to travel between town sites within the Shire boundaries.

Rangers who are employed in a fulltime capacity and work a rotating roster including on-call and weekends will be paid extra penalty payments.  The full package (not including penalties) will be between $101,602 – $105,311 (depending on experience) per annum.

More Information

A full position description can be found here: POSITION DESCRIPTION

Sadly this position is not eligible for any assistance with seeking housing. Applicants are strongly advised to make themselves aware of the accommodation situation in Kununurra  prior to submitting an expression of interest. However if you are relocating to Kununurra, the Shire will pay a reasonable amount toward relocation costs.

This pool will be open for a period of 12 months, permanent, fixed term, full time and part time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise; however, an appointment is not guaranteed.

How to provide your Expression of Interest

If you are ready to be considered to be part of our diversely talented team, to build your future with an organisation that makes an impact, improves lives and inspires others please click ‘ Apply’ or  contact Simon Hawes our Senior Ranger and Emergency Services Coordinator on (08) 9168 4100 for a confidential discussion.

You will need to submit a covering letter outlining your interest in the position and your ability to meet the Selection Criteria (maximum two pages), a current resume and any other required documentation.

Posted expressions of interest are to be addressed to Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley, PO Box 614, Kununurra WA 6743.  Electronic applications can be sent directly to recruitment or submitted via the Shire’s website.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley, values inclusivity and promotes a workplace that actively seeks to welcome contributions from all people. We encourage people of all abilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, diverse cultures and backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTIQ+, and all age groups to apply.

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