Water cascading over rocks in the mountains at sunrise.

Careers

We inspire Victorians to protect and enjoy our unique natural and cultural heritage.

Careers

Who we are

Parks Victoria’s vision is putting nature first today for tomorrow, we champion the importance of nature by managing, protecting, and sharing Victoria’s precious places. In partnership with Traditional Owners, we help connect people with the Country, understand cultural heritage and contribute to human health and wellbeing.

A career at Parks Victoria will offer you an opportunity to become part of a team that is committed to making a difference to our natural environment through professionally managing one of the world's great park systems.

The roles at Parks Victoria are diverse where each day is different; you will have the opportunity to provide visitor experience, work on conservation programs, support emergency response initiatives and undertake park maintenance. See below for what a day in the life as a Ranger can look like for you.

Health and lifestyle benefits

Enjoy all the fantastic benefits accessible to you, both within and beyond the workplace, that can make all the difference. Parks Victoria offers a range of benefits and supporting resources to help our team get the most out of their work with us.

Infographic of the health and lifestyle benefits offered by Parks Victoria

You will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • Discounts with Macpac and Myki
  • Salary sacrificing
  • Novated leasing
  • Competitive interest rates with BankVic
  • Purchased leave options
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • Defence, jury, community, cultural, training or study leave


Wellbeing support

Here at Parks Victoria, we understand wellbeing is fundamental to team members and in creating happier and healthier workplaces. We offer a range of work benefits to ensure you are feeling supported, such as access to our confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP), discounted health insurance, fatigue management leave and additional leave for emergency workers.


Our organisational commitments

At Parks Victoria, we cherish the unique culture of beliefs and values that we share as an organisation. While we currently draw inspiration from the Victorian Public Sector (VPS) values, we recognise the need for a set of values that resonates specifically with Parks Victoria's unique identity.

Protecting and enhancing Victoria’s iconic landscapes for our communities is at the heart of what we do. Our values of Delivering as One PV, Our People First and Being our Best are the guiding pillars for our people to navigate and deliver their work successfully.

Infographic with the text Delivering as One PV

Working together to achieve our shared goals

• One Parks Victoria
• Being accountable
Infographic with the text Our People First

Genuine care, serving others and the employee experience

• Zero tolerance
• Embracing diversity
Infographic with the text Being our Best

Doing the best we can while being the best we can

• Celebrating excellence
• Continuous improvement and growing

Diversity and inclusion

The Victorian community is one of the most culturally diverse in the world, with more than 50% of the population from a migrant or refugee background. Our community includes people from 200 countries and more than 260 languages are spoken. Parks Victoria embraces and celebrates the cultural diversity of the Victorian community, and we are committed to providing accessible, safe, and inclusive park experiences for all.

We are also committed to a more culturally representative and inclusive organisation that recognises and values cultural diversity. Parks Victoria recognises diversity and inclusion is everyone’s business. We value a culture where everyone can be themselves at work, regardless of background, orientation, age or gender, that brings out our best, values everyone’s contribution and works within a flexible working environment, ultimately reflecting the community we serve.

Aboriginal employment and wellbeing

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff members have access to Aboriginal Staff Network where you will have the opportunity to connect with other Aboriginal staff and access peer support networks. We understand that supporting the wellbeing of Parks Victoria’s Aboriginal staff, and ensuring they feel welcome, culturally safe, respected and valued at work requires a holistic approach.

Pride in Parks Network

Pride in Parks is a network for employees who identify as LGBTIQ+ and their allies. The aim of Pride in Parks is to help create a culture in which all employees feel safe and welcome to bring their whole selves to work. The network is an inclusive, peer-run, support and advocacy network for LGBTIQ+ employees and allies.

Careers

Kickstart your career in conservation and join Parks Victoria today! Browse our available jobs (link opens in a new window).

Three park rangers smiling.

Becoming a park ranger

Working as a ranger is as varied as the environments they manage.

Couple talking to ranger, Buchan Caves Reserve

Seasonal Employment Program

Our Seasonal Ranger program runs every year, where we provide the opportunity for enthusiastic people to become Seasonal Park Rangers and help us protect Victoria’s incredible natural places.

Two male teenagers studying a display

Work experience

A week of work experience with our passionate staff at one of our parks across Victoria can provide high school, tertiary and further education students with a taste of what it's like to work for Parks Victoria.

Delivering a world class parks service means ensuring you can develop your skills and grow in your career with Parks Victoria. To support this, we offer employees a range of development opportunities:

Cape Otway Lightstation at sunset in the Great Otway National Park

Secondments

Develop new skills in other areas of Parks Victoria.
Ladies Bath Falls at Mount Buffalo National Park

Training and Competency Framework

Streamline your professional development and increase your salary by being recognised for your relevant skills and knowledge.
Sunset at Twelve Apostles Marine National Park

Leadership

Manage effective teams with our Leadership and Management Program and through the support of collaborative leadership teams.
Two people looking at Hopetoun Falls in Great Otway National Park

Volunteering opportunities

Browse available volunteer activities, programs and groups via ParkConnect.
Person standing with tripod in the snow at Cathedral and Hump Track in Mount Buffalo National Park

Join professional networks

‘Women of’ Networks, Gippsland Environmental Agencies Women Leadership Team (GEA WLT), Emerging Professionals Network (EPN), Aboriginal Staff Network.

If you have any questions regarding a career with Parks Victoria, please feel free to contact us at recruitment@parks.vic.gov.au

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