Supervising Ranger

Woongal Environmental Services (Woongal) is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and experienced rural grazing land manager to help lead the implementation of a major mining industry related biodiversity and offset area management project.

Woongal works in an exciting cross-cultural context, enabling First Nations people to be engaged in the environmental management of their traditional lands. Woongal is a Supply Nation registered and Wangan and Jagalingou certified indigenous business, delivering environmental monitoring and land management services to the mining and other industries in central Queensland. The company is committed to:

  • Supporting First Nations people to look after culture and country
  • Creating viable projects that result in employment opportunities for First Nations people; and
  • Through education and training, establishing pathways for young First Nations people to be employed and have careers as environmental professionals.


Day to day work will initially include assisting in managing the start-up phase of a new project – recruiting and training staff, developing and implementing work plans, systems and protocols, purchasing equipment, materials and establishing operational facilities, and maintaining collaborative relationships with stakeholders. Subsequent work will involve supervising staff and planning and leading the implementation of practical land management activities carried out in collaboration with environmental scientists engaged in conservation of biodiversity and land management.

Key responsibilities and duties:

A suitable candidate for this role will be accountable for:

  • Planning and delivering practical land management activities (weed and feral animal control, erosion and sediment control, fencing and watering point management, vegetation and fire management, and sustainable grazing land management) to achieve biodiversity and land management outcomes;
  • Ensuring that practical land management activities are carried out in accordance with statutory requirements and to agreed performance standards;
  • Leading, training and supervising a small team of operational staff who undertake practical land management activities that deliver biodiversity and land management outcomes; and
  • Maintaining strong collaborative partnerships, relationships and networks with relevant stakeholder groups, including resource extraction teams, adjoining and other land holders, and First Nations communities.



  • Must be the holder of an unrestricted Class ‘C’ driver’s licence or capable and willing to obtain such a licence – certification for driving and recovering 4WD Vehicles would be beneficial.
  • Must be the holder of a Standard 11 Mine Safety Induction (Surface) Certificate and Mining Supervisor S123 Certificate or capable and willing to obtain such a certificate – additional certification in First Aid would be beneficial.
  • Relevant academic qualifications applicable to conservation and land management practice would be beneficial.
  • Formal qualifications in the preparation, application, transport and storage of agricultural chemicals, and wildfire management would be beneficial.


Work experience and skills:

  • Ten (10) or more years demonstrated experience in practical land management covering weed and feral animal control, erosion and sediment control, fencing and watering point management, vegetation and fire management, and sustainable grazing land management.
  • Demonstrated ability and physical fitness to undertake practical physical work involving walking and manual labour in the outdoors.
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning and management of complex projects, and the delivery of work programs that achieve desired outcomes.
  • Proven ability in issue identification, problem solving, and development of practical solutions.
  • Proven ability to monitor progress across multiple tasks and reporting schedules, revise priorities, and deliver outcomes on time and within budgets.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of people, monitoring of performance standards, reporting progress, and achieving desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrated practical experience in the management of complex stakeholder relationships.
  • Practical experience in building and maintaining collaborative working relationships with First Nations communities.


Special Aspects of the Role:

  • Some on-call and out of hours work may be required involving incident response, fire management, and attendance at public meetings.
  • Intrastate travel involving road / airline travel and overnight absences from home may be required in this role.
  • Participation in wild-fire management and the handling of wildlife are required in this role.
  • It is a standard requirement for employment in this role, that a successful candidate:
    • be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or be the holder of a visa that allows permanent full-time work in Australia at the time of making an application
    • undertake a pre-employment medical review;
    • agree to be subject to random alcohol and drug testing; and
    • agree to abide by the Workplace Health and Safety requirements of Woongal Environmental Services and its clients.



Supervising Ranger
Central QLD ~ QLD
Job Group:
Mining / Resources & Utilities
Job Classification:

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