New Parks and Conservation employees

The new rangers are keen to start work on the ground to help deliver critical bushfire recovery for Namadgi National Park and other work in our reserves.

19 May 2020

Twenty six new rangers have started their training this week to help deliver critical bushfire recovery for Namadgi National Park and other work in our reserves.

Once the training is complete the new rangers are keen to start work on the ground on trail maintenance, the repair of fencing along the boundary of Namadgi National Park and catchment restoration in the Lower Cotter Catchment.

Ranger Nick Daines said the recruits come from diverse backgrounds, education and employment areas but all have a great contribution to make to the Parks and Conservation Service.

“Many have been living in Canberra for years, having studied and/or worked here, but lost their income in the pandemic, including a former mountain guide from Nepal, a forestry graduate from Malaysia, an ecologist from France and a wildlife carer from Zimbabwe,” Mr Daines said.

“These positions are not only tiding them over for the next few months, but giving them some great experience and skills to help with future employment.

“Their work will be essential to our recovery from the disaster of the bushfire in Namadgi National Park, the economic fallout from the COVID-19 health emergency and to vital catchment management projects across the ACT,” Mr Daines said.

The latest job commencements and new job opportunities continue the ACT Government’s work on an economic survival package to keep our city going and to support Canberra families.

Since the launch of the Jobs for Canberrans fund last month 344 jobs have been approved across the ACT Public Service. Over 30 Canberrans commence employment this week as part of the fund, while more than 50 others will receive job offers and over 50 roles will enter the shortlisting and interview process.

The Jobs for Canberrans fund provides work opportunities for Canberrans in the casual or semi-skilled workforce who lost their jobs or have been significantly impacted due to COVID-19.

New roles include cleaners for our schools, maintenance officers for our schools and roads, administration officers, a locksmith and an assistance accountant.

For more details about the Jobs for Canberrans fund, including eligibility, please visit the COVID-19 website.

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