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Environment and Energy Vacancy N.N. 10714959
Department of the Environment and Energy Closing date: Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Job Title: Park Manager - Kakadu National Park
Division: Parks Australia Division
Branch: Joint Management Branch
Section: Kakadu National Park
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $120,881 - $140,445
Location: Jabiru - NT
Classification: Executive Level 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 6887

Job Description


Take a walk on the wilder side of life and sign up for crocs, buffalo and 20,000 square kilometres of remote natural beauty. We dare you to challenge yourself and tackle the ultimate job - leading Kakadu National Park.

This is the top job in the park and it’s not for the faint-hearted. You'll be a unique combination of CEO and host of one of the most amazing destinations in the world. You’ll use every lesson you’ve ever learnt, every skerrick of drive and every ounce of experience to liaise with a diverse range of stakeholders, manage day-to-day operations, bring in the cash and get the best reviews on Trip Advisor. You’ll be responsible for managing a team of up to 75 staff, while engaging with Aboriginal Traditional Owners to understand and work towards their vision for the future of the park. You'll be a warden of the north (though winter never comes).

Kakadu National Park has been home to Bininj/Mungguy for thousands of years and is a place of enormous cultural significance and ecological and biological diversity. It is the jewel in the crown of Australia's tourism industry and when you’re standing in it, it’s not hard to see why. With the Ranger uranium mine set to close in 2021, the community is at a turning point. We need you to take the buffalo by the horns, work closely with the joint Board of Management, lead a dedicated team and enrich this iconic World Heritage listed park.

This is a challenging but incredibly rewarding job for the right candidate. Apply today!



Tertiary qualifications in either: management, cultural heritage, conservation, environmental management or other relevant discipline.


Indigenous jobseekers are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. If the job is 'Identified', then part or all of the duties impact on Indigenous Australian people and/or involve interaction with Indigenous Australian communities or their representatives.

About Department of the Environment and Energy 

The Department designs and implements Australian Government policy and programs to protect and conserve the environment, water and heritage, promote climate action, and provide adequate, reliable and affordable energy.

We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment that values diversity and supports staff to reach their full potential. We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, and people from other diverse backgrounds. We support flexible work practices and the professional development of our employees.

Selection documents are also available on our website:

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Kristin Chick, 02 6274 1134,
Position Contact: Sally Barnes, 02 6274 2220
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS43-Thu - 26 Oct 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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