Yunbenun Ranger

We seek enthusiastic, self-motivated people with interests, experience, and practical skills in land management.

This position is designated as Indigenous Identified. Under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (QLD).

Role Description

  • Opportunity for Two positions, based on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island) for six months with possibility of extension.
  • Will work alongside Queensland Parks & Wildlife Services & Partnerships (QPWS&P) staff in general ranger duties such as, but not limited to, Natural Resource Management (NRM), Infrastructure maintenance and construction
  • This position, at times, will be required to perform general walking track labouring duties under the direction of a contractor as required.
  • Good physical health is a requirement of the position as it is hands-on in delivering the units fieldwork requirements.
  • The position will be based on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island) and the primary work tasks will be undertaken on Country, however, it is possible that tasks may be undertaken throughout the North Tropic Coast (NTC) Management Unit on occasions.

 The position requires the successful applicant to be accountable for the following:

  • Applicants to have an affiliation with the Natural and Cultural Values of Yunbenun   
  • Rangers are to be physically fit and able to fulfil set duties and undertake training and gain qualifications as required.
  • Rangers will generally be required to work five (5) days a week and have the flexibility to align with contractors working hours.

Training & qualification opportunities

  • It is a mandatory requirement to undertake Senior first aid training and certification (minimum - HLTAID003). This will be provided if not already held.
  • Inductions may be required including Safety, Cultural Awareness, Code of conduct, vessel inductions and others as required.
  • Formal training may be offered depending on suitability to projects and individuals aspirations. This will be offered at Project Managers’ discretion or if the mandatory requirement for any assigned task.


  • It is desirable for the occupant of this position to hold an unrestricted manual driver’s license or be prepared to obtain a manual license if they do not.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, an employee being required to:

  • provide general information in relation to a wide range of queries from park visitors and other stakeholders
  • perform general estate development and maintenance duties such as construction and maintenance of walking tracks, fencing and

recreational facilities on protected areas and cleaning and maintenance of amenities

  • perform estate protection duties such as assisting in cultural heritage management, fire management, pest and weed control programs
  • assist Authorised officers with law enforcement and compliance duties as required
  • perform operation and maintenance of minor plant and equipment
  • perform general administrative duties including the operation of computers and technology


  • Consistent with QPWS 003 casual ranger rate (Parks & Wildlife Employees Award – State 2016)
  • Allowances will be paid in accordance with the relevant Award (Parks & Wildlife Employees Award – State 2016)

Yunbenun Ranger
North QLD ~ QLD
Job Group:
Agriculture & Primary Industry
Job Classification:
Other Agriculture & Primary Industry

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