Land Management Officers - North West (several positions)


Australian Wildlife Conservancy


Various wildlife sanctuaries, Kimberley Region, Western Australia

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Fixed term & on-going positions

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 - 28 properties covering more than 4.8 million hectares - protecting more than 1,200 fauna species through active land management informed by strategic scientific research. A number of these sanctuaries are located in the Kimberley region. Mornington, Marion Downs, Tableland, Dambimangari Indigenous Protected Area, Yampi Sound Training Area and Charnley River-Artesian Range cover a combined area of over 2.5 million ha and protect numerous threatened habitats and species.

AWC is seeking energetic and committed Land Management Officers 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 various AWC sanctuaries located in the Kimberly region, specifically, Charnley River-Artesian Range, Mornington and Dambimangari Indigenous Protected Area and Yampi Sound Training area.

There are a variety of fixed term and on-going positions available. 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.

These roles are based on sanctuary but may require reporting to other sanctuary’s Operations Managers from time to time.  The successful candidates will work alongside other AWC land management staff, researchers and volunteers. In addition, the positions work closely with land management teams to support ongoing fire management, feral animal control and weed management programs.

The successful candidates 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 applicants will be offered a competitive salary based on skills and experience. Basic accommodation will be provided.

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