Land Management Officer


Australian Wildlife Conservancy


Charnley River Wildlife Sanctuary, Central Kimberley, Western Australia

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Ongoing position

~ A unique opportunity to help shape the future of private sector conservation in the Kimberley ~

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of Australia’s threatened wildlife and their habitats. AWC owns and manages more land than any other private conservation organisation in Australia - 29 properties covering more than 6.4 million hectares - protecting more than 1,200 fauna species through active land management informed by strategic scientific research.

Seven of these sanctuaries are located in the Kimberley region: Mornington, Marion Downs, Tableland), Dambimangari Indigenous Protected Area, Wilinggin Indigenous Protected Area, Yampi Sound Training Area and Charnley River-Artesian Range cover a combined area of over 4.3 million ha and protect numerous threatened habitats and species.

The position

AWC is seeking an energetic and committed Land Management Officer to assist in the implementation of a range of land management programs (fire management including prescribed burning and wildfire suppression, feral animal control and weed management) at Charnley River Wildlife Sanctuary.

This is an on-going position. This is an exciting opportunity to carry out land management that is closely integrated with comprehensive science and monitoring programs in one of Australia’s most important ecological regions.

The role will be based at Charnley Wildlife Sanctuary but may be required to report to Operations Managers at other Kimberley sanctuaries on occasions, the successful candidate will work alongside other AWC land management staff, researchers and volunteers. You will work closely with the land management team to support ongoing fire management, feral animal control and weed management programs.

Ideally you will have experience across a broad range of natural resource / land management functions.  Good communication skills across a wide range of groups including neighbouring landholders, scientists, traditional owners, volunteers, contractors and visitors is essential.  Experience in a trade, or appropriate tertiary education and an ability to operate a computer is desirable. You will need to be organised, hands-on, experienced in living and working in remote areas and have a background or interest in nature conservation.

This is a unique opportunity to join Australia’s largest non-government conservation organisation and help shape the future of private sector conservation in Australia.  The successful applicant will be offered a competitive salary based on skills and experience. Basic accommodation will be provided.

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