Ranger in Charge
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 29 May 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $104,630 - $112,626
Position No: 43849
Directorate: Transport Canberra and City Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 13 May 2019
Contact Officer: Jamie Morgan on jamie.morgan@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 2253

Details: An opportunity exists for a Senior Ranger in Charge position at Domestic Animal Services (DAS). DAS is responsible for matters relating to public and animal safety, registration requirements of animals, issuing of special licences, patrolling of public spaces, animal welfare and the promotion of responsible pet ownership. The Ranger in Charge will be based at the Mugga Lane Animal Shelter in Symonston and will be responsible for the day to day operations and maintenance of the Domestic Animal Services facility. This will involve managing a team of people responsible for ensuring the health and welfare of all animals within the facility is maintained, as well as regulatory and compliance matters under the Domestic Animals Act 2000 and Animal Welfare Act 1992. The Ranger in Charge will report to and support the Director, Domestic Animal Services. The primary duties and responsibilities include: manage the day to day operations of the Domestic Animal Services (DAS); provide coaching, guidance and support to the DAS team to ensure knowledge of and compliance with relevant legislative, guidelines and processes; allocate and monitor the completion of tasks to ensure high quality outcomes are achieved; ensure the health and welfare of all animals housed at DAS is maintained and prompt veterinary treatment is facilitated, if required; maintain the DAS staffing roster to ensure the facility is adequately staffed to meet operational requirements; manage the ordering, receipt and storage of equipment and supplies; contribute to the implementation of the DAS Volunteers program; contribute operational information and recommendations to inform strategic plans, policies and procedures concerning Domestic Animal Services. The successful applicant will also support the Director, DAS to prepare complex briefings through the provision of advice, data, correspondence and reports.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: The successful applicant must have well developed people management skills including the ability lead and manage a team in a fast paced operation environment.
Note: This is a temporary position available for a period of up to 12 months with the possibility of permanency. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months.
How to Apply: Please submit the Application Coversheet, your resume and application demonstrating your experience against the Selection Criteria in the attached Position Description (no more than two pages). Applications should be sent to jobs@act.gov.au.
Applicants should note that a Joint Selection Committee (JSC) established in accordance with the collective/enterprise agreement provisions will assess all applications for this position.

Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Leaders and Senior Management