Expression of Interest - Ranger (Pool Recruitment)

Employment Details
Date Added: 28-Feb-2023
Closing Date: 1-Mar-2024 05:00 PM

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.


About the position:

 An excellent opportunity has arisen to join the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley in the role of Ranger.   You will be 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 and you will be supervised and supported by our Senior Ranger & Emergency Services Coordinator. 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. 

We are seeking an individual who has a passion for Ranger Services so if you share the vision of being part of a thriving community with opportunities for all, can demonstrate the skills below and met the selection criteria in the position description, we welcome your application.


Required Skills and Experience:

  • 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.


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 application. However if you are relocating to Kununurra, the Shire will pay a reasonable amount toward relocation costs.


Working for The Shire:


Working for the Shire means you will also enjoy:

  • Competitive salary packages
  • Additional Annual leave (6 weeks) and Leave Loading
  • Salary sacrifice options for rent or mortgage interest
  • Discounted membership to the Kununurra Leisure Centres and Wyndham Pool
  • Employer Matched Superannuation options
  • Shire branded work clothing
  • Health and Wellbeing Program which includes annual flu vaccinations and skin checks
  • Opportunities for professional development and training
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 11 Public Holidays, 2 local Government days and ability for rostered days off (so plenty of time for rest and recreation and to catch the best fish, if that’s what you like to do)



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.

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.


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