Game Ranger jobs for the adventurous at heart
Animal science jobs offer exciting career opportunities with Field and Game Ranger jobs opening the door to not only interesting career options, but fulfilling ones as well. If nature conservation jobs has always prickled your interests, becoming a Field or Game Ranger might be just the career path for you.
A little info on the Game Rangers Association of Africa
The GRAA is a renowned organisation which offers support for game rangers, also providing useful networking opportunities to professionals in this field. The GRAA is founded on the premise that game rangers should uphold outstanding management practices while conserving Africa’s wildlife.
Being a Game Ranger
Do you love working outdoors? Are you passionate about wildlife and have an interest in animal science and conservation jobs? If you are looking for an adventurous career, then becoming a game ranger might just be the best career for you.
Other titles for this career include game warden and conservation officer. Game Rangers play a vital role in protecting the natural beauty that can be found on our continent, safeguarding and managing specified areas.
Game ranger jobs involve overseeing the wellbeing of wildlife as well as conducting research. Part of the job roles associated with these nature conservation jobs include game capture as well as introducing new game to the nature reserve. Not only do game rangers manage the wildlife on the reserve, but they are also responsible for public relations and environmental education. Administrative and financial tasks are associated with this position, as well as the maintenance and repair of equipment.
So what do you need to secure game ranger jobs? Firstly you will need to complete relevant Game Ranger courses and training programmes. One option is to obtain a Diploma in Nature Conservation, the other involving a qualification Natural Sciences.
If you complete courses and training programmes, you will have more chance of being hired. Relevant Game Ranger courses are offered at the Southern African Wildlife College and the Tshwane University of Technology. Another option is the University of South Africa.
What a Field Ranger does
When it comes to conservation jobs, you also have the option of becoming a Field Ranger. Field Rangers have a hands on role when it comes to protecting conservation areas. These professionals can find employment protecting the territory of game reserves and, if you decide to become a Field Ranger, you must be prepared to work in tough conditions.
The mostly physical nature of this job means that it requires individuals with high fitness levels as well as physical strength. Field Rangers may undergo a criminal background check as they play a role in security and may be required to carry firearms.
To work as a Field Ranger you will need to complete training, so ensure that you attend courses at a well-established training institute which has good credentials. It is advisable to pick a qualification that is desirable to prospective employees. You can study through Field Guides of South Africa which offer part time courses.
With South Africa’s incredible natural beauty and interesting wildlife, there are plenty of opportunities to start a career with conservation and animal science jobs. Tourists from around the world come to see the wildlife at South Africa’s game reserves. Take a look at this great career opportunity that you can find on Job Mail.
Game Ranger vacancy currently on Job Mail
There is a vacancy for a Game Ranger at Kruger National Park. This full-time position offers a remuneration of R 6000 to R 8000. Guides are expected to offer tourists a memorable experience at the reserve. They must have at least a FGASA Level 2 with two years of relevant experience. DEAT registration is also mandatory. A SASSETA Certificate and first aid certificate are required. Suitable applicants will have a Code 8 drivers licence as well as a PDP. Candidates must have a friendly and professional demeanour. Excellent interpersonal skills are required for this position. To be suited to this role you will need an outstanding work ethic and organizational skills.
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