Advert ID: 20004720
Paruku IPA Coordinator
Kimberley Land Council
Mulan, Western Australia
18-month contract, base salary starting $87,655.07
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to work on the Paruku Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) in the Southeast Kimberley / Great Sandy Desert region of Western Australia.
This area adjacent to the Tanami HIghway takes in incredible desert country, and the floodways and river systems which flow into the vast permanent water source of Paruku (Lake Gregory). The area has a rich biodiversity including bilbies, yellow chats, migratory shorebirds, and the elusive night parrot amongst many others. The area is home to the Walmajarri people who have a strong living connection to their ancestral land and culture.
The Paruku IPA Coordinator will work together with the Paruku Ranger Coordinator and Tjurabalan Traditional Owners to ensure the IPA is managed by Traditional Owners in a manner consistent with customary law and the Paruku IPA Management Plan. They will achieve this by working in close partnership with the ranger team, other KLC staff, cultural advisors, the PBC and Advisory Group, as well as external project partners, on activities ranging from strategic planning and cross-functional collaborations to on-ground conservation and land management and monitoring.
There is a preference for the applicant to reside in the Mulan community, however we will consider Broome residence with regular extended field trips to the Paraku IPA.
What are we looking for?
What do you get in return?
The Kimberley Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (KLC) is an association of Aboriginal people in the Kimberley region. Established in 1978 by Aboriginal people to work for the protection of traditional land and waters, the KLC is charged with the responsibility to protect, enhance and gain formal status (legal, social and political) for the customs, laws and traditions of Kimberley Traditional Owners.
KLC offers 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 sites, work with threatened species, learn traditional land management principles from the oldest living culture in the world, work and travel in some of the most remote and unspoilt landscapes in Australia, and take advantage of attractive salary and employment conditions.
Salary and Benefits:
18-month contract, an attractive salary package including a level L6 base salary, starting at 87,655.07, with significant benefits including 5 weeks’ annual leave, relocation, leave loading, district allowance, rental subsidy and the option to salary sacrifice up to $15,889 per annum will be offered to the successful candidates.
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To apply, please provide a covering letter introducing yourself and explaining why you have applied for this position, your current resume, a detailed response to the selection criteria and Contact details for three referees.
** Please note you can only upload two documents with your application, please include the completed selection criteria on your cover letter.
Indigenous people are encouraged to apply.
Please apply no later than 4pm, Friday, 7 February 2020.
We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately and to close this advertisement early should a suitable candidate be found.