Ranger Team Leader


Larrakia Rangers


Darwin, Northern Territory

Larrakia Rangers are funded through a mixture of grant funding and fee-for-service activities to undertake a variety of environmental monitoring and management activities on Larrakia traditional country.

Larrakia Rangers also have an important role in training community members interested in land and sea management using both traditional and modern ecological knowledge systems.

The Role:

Supervise a team of Senior Rangers, Rangers and Trainee Rangers. While assisting the Program Manager in the management of the division, to successfully deliver projects and activities within contractual obligations.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Under the supervision of the Program Manager, is responsible for the successful implementation of all Rangers contracts in a timely manner and according to budget, and in accordance with the contractual obligations.
  • Is responsible for the scheduling of work to meet contractual objectives, and for the planning of required resources, including staff and equipment.
  • Provide support and supervision to the Senior Rangers, Rangers and Trainee Rangers to ensure successful delivery of the program, as well as their adherence to LNAC policies and procedures.
  • In coordination with the administrative staff of Rangers and HR, is responsible for the assessment, scheduling and implementation of the training program of the Rangers.
  • Supervise and coordinate rosters, sign in and out book and time sheets.
  • Support the development of positive working relationships with staff, the community and stakeholders through effective communication and team work.
  • Support and mentor Ranger staff and keep up to date with program and legislated requirements.
  • Ensure program assets are managed and maintained to the highest standard.
  • Ensure effective communication, including involvement and contribution to regular and consistent team meetings and handovers.

Personal Attributes:

  • Flexibility to adapt to new situations as they arise
  • Possess drive, commitment and a sense of humour
  • Ability to work within tight time frames and regularly monitor deliverables
  • Ability to source cooperation and assistance from other staff, management and community members
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and manner
  • Willingness to adapt to work in a challenging environment
  • Genuine appreciation of Indigenous people and culture


  • Certificate IV or strong relevant experience in the field of Conservation and Land Management (or closely related discipline/s)
  • Proven experience in staff management, including strong leadership qualities and the ability to maintain the respect and loyalty of staff
  • Ability to manage contracts within planned time frame and budgets, as well as quote jobs and oversee operational expenditure
  • Proven mid to high level of administrative skills, including knowledge of OH&S regulations and understanding of policies and procedures
  • Capacity and ability to share knowledge and skills with other staff members
  • Proven time management skills
  • Current NT Driver's License (C Class minimum)

As an employee of Larrakia Nation you will benefit from:

  • Attractive salary
  • Salary packaging options
  • Dedicated Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Training & Professional Development opportunities

Note: All applicants, prior to an offer of employment, will be required to provide at least two current, verifiable referees, undertake a Police Clearance, Working with Children Check and successfully complete a pre-employment medical, drug test and fitness test. An offer of employment will only be provided with successful completion of the above.

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