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Ranger - Travelling Stock Reserve (Aboriginal Position)

Department of Regional NSW - Mount Murray, NSW

Agriculture, Nature & Animal
Source: uWorkin


  • Temporary, part-time (3 days per week) contract available until 30 June 2023
  • Located in Albury NSW
  • Salary starting from $72,418 pa + super (Pro-Rata)
  • Please note this position is open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants only.

When grazing or moving stock around the state, the grazing industry uses a network of parcels of Crown land called travelling stock reserves (TSR). TSRs include stock routes, which are corridors (ranging from 60 metres to almost two kilometres wide) that connect smaller watering and camping reserves, generally spaced 10 to 20 kilometres apart (based on a day’s walk for cattle or sheep).

The total TSR network in NSW covers almost two million hectares, and Local Land Services is responsible for the care, control, and management of about 30% of TSRs in NSW, covering about 530,000 hectares.

About the role:
As a Travelling Stock Reserves Ranger you’ll be responsible for delivering front-line field services, projects, and activities for the management, care, and maintenance of travelling stock reserves in the Murray region. The role also contributes to the delivery of the NSW Government’s biosecurity, emergency management, and natural resource objectives and activities at a regional and local level.

We are looking for a person who will share their knowledge of and experience in the management of the local environment, and we are happy to offer training and guidance in the current approaches to land management.

For more information on the role, you can download the role description.

About You:
To be successful in this role you must have strong communication skills, the ability to undertake regulatory duties, and have a strong influence within your community.

A genuine passion and understanding of rural issues, livestock, and plant health including current approaches to the management of travelling stock reserves is also a must. 

Essential requirements:
You’ll need to have:

  • A current NSW Driver Licence, and the capacity and willingness to undertake 4WD training course
  • A broad understanding of rural issues, livestock, and plant health including current approaches to the active management of travelling stock reserves

You’ll also need to have:

  • Appropriate qualifications and knowledge relevant to pesticide application
  • The capacity to hold an NSW firearms licence or equivalent, as well as obtain the Statement of Attainment - Use firearms to humanely destroy animals (AQF AHCVPT203A or AHCPMG304)

To be eligible for this position applicants must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and accepted in the community as such. Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14(d) of the Antidiscrimination Act 1997.

How to apply:
If this role sounds ideal to you, please apply via our online portal by submitting your resume and a brief cover letter outlining how your skills and experience match what we are looking for. We will then get back in touch after the closing date.

Applications through email will not be accepted.

Closing Date: Sunday 14th March 2021 @ 11:55pm

For further information about this opportunity please contact Peter O’Shannassy via peter.o'[email protected] 

Additional Information:
A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment, and other assessments as required.

Inclusion and Flexible Working:
We strive to reflect the community we serve and encourage our people to explore new ways of working across regional NSW. We are open to arrangements that help individuals balance their work and life commitments. We embrace difference and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

We understand that everyone is different and you may require adjustments to apply. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss how we may be able to assist you.

Mount Murray, NSW

Agriculture, Nature & Animal


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