This game ranger job description is aimed to assist with your game ranger recruitment initiatives as a human resources manager.

Reports to: Lodge Manager

You will be responsible for delivering an interpretive safari experience for guests that will exceed all their expectations.

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Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

Taking guests on game drives and/or walks daily delivering an interpretive safari experience.
Responsible for the safety and well-being of guests in your care and must make the guest stay as comfortable as possible, thus exceeding expectations.
Coordinating and delivering safari activities for all age groups and nationalities.
Safari activities for children (game drives, fishing and other specific activities
Actively support Reserve’s Conservation and Community Initiatives and programmes
Hosting of guests during pre dinner drinks and/or meals and/or special events.
Assisting with guest/staff transfers when required
Assisting with habitat management when required

Outline of ideal candidate profile:

Candidates for this position should be passionate about people, wildlife and sharing their knowledge. They must be enthusiastic, energetic and physically fit. Their passion for people should include the drive to exceed guest expectations and have fun doing so. These competencies include the following requirements:

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (listening skills, verbal communication etc)
Positive attitude, Self-motivated, Confident
Excellent sense of humor
Specific Job Skills
Strong customer focus to ensure guest expectations are exceeded
Effective influencing and negotiation skills
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
Flexibility – Adapt successfully to changing situations and environments
Physical fitness to ensure you are able to drive and walk for long hours
Attention to detail
Sense of adventure
High energy levels & drive to get things done
Planning & organizing – plan activities and carry them through effectively
Initiative to look for ways of improving
Photography skills
Excellent driving skills
Lifelong learning – continues to study, learn and grow thus acquiring new job related knowledge and skills
An appreciation of other cultures. Ability to speak and/or understand another language would be an advantage
Computer Skills
Good standard of IT and numeracy
Computer literate
Literacy and Numeracy
Fluent in English (speak, read and write)
Excellent literacy skills (writing of emails, viewing web pages)
Excellent arithmetic skills (counting quantities, using percentages, understanding tables in reports and interpreting graphs)
Commercial Skills
Commercial awareness – understanding the company
Understanding resources
Stay up-to-date on Industry and World Developments
Team Player Ability
Strong time-management skills
Demonstrable team member qualities
Analysing and problem-solving skills

Qualifications and experience required

Minimum 2 years guiding experience with reputable companies (of which at least 12 months unbroken service)
Minimum 1 year Trails Guiding experience
In possession of all required SA guiding certificates and memberships/affiliations (eg FGASA Level 1)
Valid PDP
Valid Code 08 Drivers’ License
Valid First Aid Certificate
Rifle competency
Advanced Rifle Handling (ARH)
Also see our Field Guide Job Description

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