As an agency with diverse roles and responsibilities, the Department of Parks and Wildlife employs around 1650 people as permanent staffers, contractors, casual and seasonal workers and trainees in cities and towns, as well as in some of the most remote areas of the State. Approximately three-quarters of Parks and Wildlife’s workforce is employed in country areas.
Besides its Perth offices, Parks and Wildlife operates from nine regional and nearly 20 district centres, as well as from a number of other locations. Staff work in the field, in offices and in laboratories, and on a range of programs and projects dealing with parks, fire protection, plants, animals and people.
In addition to the attractive salary and the opportunities to contribute to biodiversity and environmental conservation initiatives, Parks and Wildlife offers a number of incentives including:
Parks and Wildlife also has a comprehensive and inclusive trainee and employment scheme. Women, people with disabilities and those from non-English speaking backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacancies.
The department has a strong commitment to the employment of Indigenous people and aims to have 7 per cent of its workforce made up of Aboriginal people, which is a Government priority in terms of reconciliation and providing long-term, secure employment for Indigenous Western Australians. Parks and Wildlife’s Aboriginal employment strategy recognises that achievement of departmental responsibilities, functions and objectives can be attained and enhanced by the participation and contribution of Aboriginal people.
Parks and Wildlife endeavours to support its staff with comprehensive training, safety and support programs, career development opportunities, and promotes continual improvement, teamwork and flexibility within its workforce.
The department is a Registered Training Organisation, which means staff and trainees can gain on-the-job experience under the guidance of certified trainers and obtain Technical and Further Education qualifications.
The Department of Parks and Wildlife is a highly sought after employer, receiving employment applications from all around the world, from people who are qualified in a variety of disciplines, for a variety of positions.
The department only accepts resumes attached to an application and other required information for specific advertised vacancies listed at Jobs@DPaW, and on the WA Government Jobs Board at www.jobs.wa.gov.au. Jobs may also be advertised in the Government Appointments Section of The West Australian newspaper.
While job seekers can still submit hard copy applications, you are strongly encouraged to submit your application electronically at the WA Jobs Board.