Land and Sea Ranger Manager


Anindilyakwa Land Council


Alyangula, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory

Salary etc:

Salary range: $105,000 - $115,000 p.a.

About the ALC

The Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) is a ‘future-forward’ Land Council, directed by the 14 clans of the Groote archipelago region, is enabling the Anindilyakwa people to take full advantage of the opportunities and technology available in the 21st century, while simultaneously preserving land, language and culture. The vision of the ALC is to:

  • Protect, maintain and promote Anindilyakwa culture;
  • Invest in the present to build a self-sufficient future;
  • And, create pathways for youth to stand in both worlds.

About the role

Land and Sea Management Unit - ALC Rangers

The Land and Sea Management Unit works with Traditional Owners to manage and care for country. The ALC Rangers assist Anindilyakwa people to meet their cultural responsibilities and aspirations for managing traditional homelands, protecting and passing on knowledge to future generations and creating a sustainable and culturally appropriate economy across Aboriginal lands.

The rangers work in partnership with community organisations, industry and government, and currently manage a range of projects with approximately 20 staff across the Groote Archipelago. Natural resource management projects include, threatened species management, biosecurity, asset maintenance, compliance and enforcement with fisheries legislation and ALC’s recreation permit system, education and community awareness, ecological research, search and rescue and cultural resource management.

Primary Objective

This position is responsible for leading the Land and Sea Management Unit, and for undertaking strategic and operational planning in land and sea management, in accordance with the ALC Strategic Plan, the Anindilyakwa IPA Plan of Management 2016 and Anindilyakwa IPA Operational Plan 2016.

This role develops policies and strategies, identifies and implements programs to protect the biodiversity, cultural and recreational values of the Groote Archipelago through the Jobs Land and Economy Program and Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) and participation in Learning on Country (LOC) Programs. The Land and Sea Manager is required to prepare and oversee implementation of annual project and activity plan and associated budgets, as per the requirements of funding agreements and the ALC Strategic Plan.

This position supervises staff within the Land and Sea Management Unit including Ranger Coordinators, an IPA Coordinator & Ecologist, Office (administrative) staff, and Rangers as directed by the ALC and within natural resource management guidelines and funding agreements, as prescribed by relevant funding authorities.

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated experience in effectively leading a team and supervising Indigenous and non-indigenous employees, and/or commitment to indigenous capacity building through mentoring, training and development.
  2. Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in business management and/or operational management.
  3. Demonstrated experience of contemporary natural resource management theory and practice in a cross cultural context, and knowledge of the relevant legislation.
  4. Proven capacity to develop and manage annual work plans and budgets with competing priorities in a politically sensitive environment.
  5. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and proactively, and to establish and maintain partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders, from Traditional Owners to government organisations, research institutions, and other ranger groups.
  6. Demonstrated ability to lead and deliver change, to translate community needs and Government directions into natural resource management plans and programs and to develop, implement and evaluate projects.
  7. Demonstrated ability to develop reports, compile data, and conduct funding reviews for ALC, various government organisations and other enterprises, in compliance with the organisation’s policies and procedures, and relevant legislation.
  8. Capacity to represent the ALC at public forums.

Other Information

  • A highly attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate, including:
  • 5 weeks annual leave with leave loading
  • Furnished accommodation based close to the tropical and well serviced township of Alyangula
  • Relocation package
  • Salary sacrificing
  • Holiday Travel Allowance

Pre-employment screening, including an AFP criminal record check, may be undertaken on the person who is being recommended for appointment.

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