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Kija Ranger Coordinator | Warmun

Advertiser: Kimberley Land CouncilMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
8 Mar 2019
Attractive remuneration with great benefits
Work Type
Full Time
Government & Defence, Government - State
We are looking for a dynamic individual with proven skills in fundraising, business management and Indigenous engagement in Kija Country. You should demonstrate a good understanding of land management in particular ecology, threatened species management, fire abatement and fire suppression work. You should be a natural leader who can build bridges of common understanding on often conflicting issues. You should be able to work independently whilst assuring proper consultation is maintained with the Kija people. In return, we offer you the opportunity to work in one of Australia’s most stunning landscapes where you will be able to join the rangers on trips to amazing rock art sites, work with threatened species, be flown around in helicopters to conduct early season burning, support HCAC meetings, work closely with Kija elders and so on. If you think you are this person we invite you to apply.

The Kija Ranger Coordinator will take a lead role in growing the capacity and capabilities of the Kija ranger team, raise additional funding streams and progressing work on Healthy Country planning. You will work closely with a variety of partners including the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions, the Department of Prime Minister and cabinet, pastoralists, state NRM, WWF and many others. You will be reporting to and receive guidance from the KLC North & East Program Manager and Kija’s Healthy Country Advisory Committee (HCAC).

Please note that it is essential your application addresses each of the selection criteria by providing information about your qualifications, experience and skills as they relate to each one.
1.Experience and/or qualification(s) in Ecology/threatened species conservation/fire abatement and fire suppression/mine site rehabilitation/Community Development/Agricultural or other related field;
2.Demonstrated experience and confidence in working with Aboriginal communities, managing small teams and/or coordinating on-ground natural and cultural resource management projects, preferably with Indigenous organisations and/or in arid and remote regions of Australia;
3.Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal social and cultural challenges in Northern Australia and willingness to commit to community empowerment, training and development;
4.Experience in working independently with minimal supervision in a remote area and demonstrated capacity to remain focused, positive and organised in a challenging work environment;
5.Good communication, negotiation and community consultation skills including ability to work with an advisory group and as a member of a team;
6.Demonstrated experience in project administration and finance management including grant writing, reporting and acquittals;
7.Literacy with common computer programs and proven experience managing emails and other documents;
8.urrent valid driver’s licence and a Working with Children’s Check (WCC) or ability to obtain one.

1.Experience working with Indigenous land managers, rangers or IPAs;
2.Experience working with Kija Traditional Owners;
3.Understanding of native title and land tenure, community governance and personal development processes;
4.Technical or trade skills relevant to the ranger program (i.e. construction, fire and weed management, GIS, cultural mapping, plant and animal identification, small engine maintenance);
5.Experience working with community development in a cross cultural setting.
6.Experience working with boats and other small vessels in fresh and marine situations.

Salary and Benefits:
12 month contract, an attractive salary package with significant subsidies including 5 weeks annual leave, relocation, leave loading, district allowance, rental subsidy, air conditioning subsidy, an annual airfare (subject to qualifying period) and the option to salary sacrifice up to $15,889 per annum will be offered to the successful candidates.

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Indigenous people are encouraged to apply.

Please apply no later than March 22nd 2019.

We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately and to close this advertisement early should a suitable candidate be located.

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