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Park Ranger

Assists in controlling a State or national park, scenic area, historic site, nature reserve, recreation area or conservation reserve in accordance with authorised policies and priorities.


Tasks Include:


  • evaluating habitat, wildlife and fisheries needs, and formulating short- and long-term management goals and objectives
  • enforcing laws and regulations to conserve and protect fish and wildlife
  • carrying out environmental impact assessments for a wide range of development projects
  • proposing solutions to address negative environmental impact
  • studying the effects of factors, such as terrain, altitude, climatic and environmental change, sources of nutrition, predators and the impacts of humans, on animal and plant life
  • studying and analysing pollution, atmospheric conditions, demographic characteristics, ecology, mineral, soil and water samples
  • developing conservation and management policies for biological resources, such as fish populations and forests, and establishing standards and developing approaches for the control of pollution and the rehabilitation of areas disturbed by activities such as mining, timber felling and overgrazing
  • implementing policies and organising activities in designated parks and other areas to conserve and protect natural and cultural heritage
Specialisations
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land and Sea Ranger
Job prospects for Environmental Scientists in Victoria

Occupations in the Environmental Scientists group include Conservation Officer, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Research Scientist, Environmental Scientists (other) and Park Ranger.

Employment prospects
There are currently 5,400 Environmental Scientists in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

Average weekly wage
$1,606.40

Hourly earnings
$42.10

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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