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Environment and Energy Vacancy N.N. 10720132
Department of the Environment and Energy Closing date: Sunday, 4 March 2018
Job Title: Director of National Parks
Division: Parks Australia Division
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Location: Parkes - ACT
Classification: Statutory Appointment
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 6914
Agency Website:

Job Description


‘Healthy and resilient parks, gardens and marine reserves that protect nature and culture and are valued and enjoyed by the community now and into the future.’

Australia has a unique natural and cultural heritage, and the Director of National Parks is the statutory authority responsible for the conservation and management of the Australian Government’s terrestrial and marine protected area estates. The Director is assisted by staff within Parks Australia, a division of the Department of the Environment and Energy.

Parks Australia manages six national parks and 58 marine parks, with a rich and fascinating range of ecosystems and communities, from spectacular oceanic islands and the tropical wonderland of Kakadu, to the coastal habitats of Booderee and the spinifex sand plains of arid Uluru-Kata Tjuta. Three national parks are leased by their Aboriginal Owners to the Director of National Parks, to be jointly managed by their traditional owners and Parks Australia.

The Director of National Parks leads a team to protect and conserve the natural and cultural values of Commonwealth reserves; support the aspirations of traditional owners and local communities in managing land and sea country; and offer world class natural and cultural experiences, enhancing Australia’s visitor economy. The Director works closely with the Department on policy direction, heritage management and species conservation, and directly contributes to the Department’s environmental information and research outcomes, while also fostering collaborative, trust-based partnerships with traditional owners.

You will need to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in contemporary Australian society, and the ability to sensitively and effectively consult and negotiate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in relation to conservation and resource management.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Kate Tinkler, 02 8922 7221,
Position Contact: Felicity Stalley, 02 8922 7204
Apply Address:
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 PS07-Fri - 09 Feb 2018 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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