Working with the Parks and Wildlife Service
The Parks and Wildlife Service employs a diverse range of people with skills across a wide range of professions.
As with all State Service jobs, vacant positions within the Parks and Wildlife Service are advertised in the major Tasmanian newspapers (and where appropriate, national newspapers), the Tasmanian State Government Gazette and on the Jobs Tasmania website at www.jobs.tas.gov.au.
How to Apply
Across the State Service, employment decisions are based on merit. As a merit selection process is undertaken to fill each position, it will be necessary for you to apply for any position you are interested in by addressing the relevant selection criteria for that position.
The Career Centre at www.jobs.tas.gov.au offers useful advice applying for positions within the State Service.
Vocational education and training for Tasmanian School Students
Vocational education and training (VET) courses provided by Tasmanian colleges in Grade 11/12 is supplemented by work experience, generally one day per week for ten weeks. Students should seek their VET teachers' assistance in contacting Parks and Wildlife Field Offices to find what opportunties may be available in their area.
Schools and VET teachers are required to comply with rigorous Work Placement Guidelines managed by the Office of Post Compulsory Education and Training (see http://www.education.tas.gov.au/school/educators/vocation/workplace_learning/work_experience). Placements are restricted and are not available in the peak fire or visitor season. Students on placement are not permitted to operate plant, equipment or vehicles and must be supervised at all times.
Careers in the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service - Student Information
If you are currently in high school or college and wish to consider a career with the Parks and Wildlife Service, our information on Careers with the Service will help you to consider which courses to take and what kinds of jobs are carried out by Parks and Wildlife staff. You will discover that Rangers form just a part of the broad range of possible jobs within the Parks and Wildlife Service.
Community Partnerships and Volunteer Opportunities
The Parks and Wildlife Service is involved in a broad range of community partnerships with independent conservation groups such as Landcare, Coastcare, Bushcare, Wildcare and Friends groups. For information on the opportunities these partnerships provide, see our web pages on Volunteering and Community Partnerships with the Parks and Wildlife Service.
WildCare Inc is the incorporated community partner organisation that provides management and support for volunteers working in natural and cultural heritage conservation and reserve management. Visit the WILDCARE INC web site for full details of the programs run by WildCare.