Parks and Wildlife - Aboriginal employment opportunities

Parks and Wildlife benefits from the knowledge, skills and experience that Aboriginal employees bring to the workplace.

The department provides direction for the growth and sustainability of Aboriginal employment.

Read the Aboriginal Employment Action Plan 2021-2025 on the Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment website.

Parks and Wildlife is committed to providing sustainable employment, training and development opportunities. Read the Indigenous employment information sheet PDF (2.4 MB).

Find out more about the allowances and entitlements and types of jobs.

Watch the park ranger experience videos.

Aboriginal Traineeship program

If you are Aboriginal and over 15 years of age, Parks and Wildlife may offer traineeships for:

  • administration officer or
  • park ranger.

The Northern Territory Government has a range of traineeship program options available and can provide additional support services to trainees.

They also offer:

  • vacation employment for university students
  • a graduate development program
  • Indigenous cadetships.

Find out more

Employment Program Unit
08 8999 4164

Flexible Employment program (FEP)

The program provides short-term casual work and training for Aboriginal people on NT Parks.

FEP participants are employed at the Ph2 level.

Participants work with park rangers in land management, nature conservation and visitor management activities.

The role

FEP general duties include:

  • maintenance duties such as lawn mowing, litter collection, and cleaning facilities
  • repairs and maintenance on park assets such as walking trails, carparks, campgrounds and day use facilities
  • cultural heritage protection
  • basic maintenance checks to vehicles, plant and equipment and structural maintenance such as fencing, drainage/irrigation systems and signs
  • provide local park information and delivering interpretive talks to visitors and groups
  • participate in conservation strategies such as weed and fire management activities
  • training and development.

What we are looking for

You do not need any prior qualifications or skills.

But you must:

  • meet the essential criteria in the job description
  • be suitable to perform the duties at a level equal with that of the position
  • provide a copy of your ID and have a tax file number.

How to apply

FEP vacancies are advertised on the NT Government jobs website.

Positions are also advertised on:

  • park ranger station notice boards
  • CDP offices
  • Community Shire Council offices.

You can call or visit your local ranger station and talk to one of our rangers about FEP positions. Find contact details for a park on the Northern Territory Government website.

Last updated: 20 April 2022

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