Ranger Indigenous Identified


Queensland Parks and Wildlife Partnerships has an exciting opportunity for a Ranger (Indigenous Identified) to join our team at Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park.

Rinyirru (Lakefield) NP CYPAL is the second largest National Park in QLD, covering 540,000 ha. This unit also manages Lama Lama NP CYPAL which is located to the north.

Rangers may work across five focus areas dependent on operational need, including Pest Management, Fire Management, Estate Management (including natural and cultural resource management), Visitor Management and Assets and Safety.

As such, Rangers may turn their hands to a wide range of jobs that can be safely undertaken by non-tradespersons.

Refer to the attached Working as a Ranger—Additional Information for an overview of the focus areas and general working life.

Contact details

(07) 4222 5***
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Rinyirru (Lakefield) NP CYPAL is the second largest National Park in QLD, covering 540,000 ha. This unit also manages Lama Lama NP CYPAL which is located to the north.

During the wet season (December - May), the roads may not be accessible by vehicle with the Lakefield and New Laura bases being isolated for up to 4 months. There is a mail plane that lands every week of the year at the Lakefield ranger base that staff can receive supplies ordered to base and can also be used for travelling to and from the base at their own expense. The New Laura ranger base has Telstra 3G network coverage, while the Lakefield ranger base is entirely satellite. There is lots to do and see after hours, such as bird watching, walking, fishing and generally exploring this amazing park.

During the wet season, work continues with base maintenance, Kalpowar Crossing campground maintenance and high focus on pest weed management, such as spraying and documenting Lions Tail, Olive Hymenachne, Sicklepod and Bauhinia infected areas. As the wet seasons comes to a closure, work begins for the reopening of the Park with the help from the Rinyirru land trust rangers. This includes slashing tracks and campground sites, repairs to eroded areas, protection burns and ensuring all signage is audited and cleaned.

During the dry season, this Park is at its busiest, with a wide diversity of activities such as pest (animal and weed) and fire programs, water monitoring, capital work projects, cultural and environmental surveys, public engagement, visitor management, compliance, fencing, just to name a few.

If you love the great outdoors and are inspired to maintain Rinyirru (Lakefield) NP CYPAL as a special place, then this could be the job for you.

This role's focus area is Rinyirru (Lakefield) NP CYPAL is the second largest National Park in QLD, covering 540,000 ha. This unit also manages Lama Lama NP CYPAL which is located to the north.
This position is based in Lakefield Base, (refer to the Working in Guide and Location Guide for more information), however travel to other locations may be required from time to time.  This includes overnight stays including remote locations in a range of varying climatic conditions.  Rangers work on a roster basis which can include regular weekend work.

Indigenous Identified Position

This position is designated as Indigenous Identified. Under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (QLD), it is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person. An Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person is one who:

  • Identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and either
  • Is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; or
  • Is accepted as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander by the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community in which he or she lives.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.