Gooniyandi Ranger Coordinator


Kimberley Land Council


Fitzroy Crossing, WA

This position is based in Fitzroy Crossing and works across Gooniyandi country in the Central Kimberley in Western Australia. Gooniyandi country is located in the central Kimberley region of Western Australia and includes the mighty Fitzroy River and its tributaries which have been listed for its National Heritage Values.

The Gooniyandi Ranger Coordinator coordinates the operational delivery of the Gooniyandi Ranger Program. This involves providing strong leadership to a small team of Indigenous Rangers to deliver on their Annual Works Plan, as set by Gooniyandi traditional owners and guided by a Healthy Country Plan. The works plan is made up of a diverse range of cultural and natural resource management activities, including fire management, threatened and pest species management, preservation of rock art sites, on country trips with senior traditional owners, engagement with the local school and much more. The role also involves staff management and program management.

We are looking for a dynamic and resilient individual with proven skills and capacity in Indigenous engagement, land and sea cultural and natural resource management, project management and administration.

You will be a natural leader who can build bridges of common understanding within a diverse team and a wide range of external stakeholders. You should be able to work independently whilst assuring proper consultation is maintained with the Gooniyandi people.

We offer you the opportunity to work in one of Australia’s most stunning landscapes where you will work alongside the Gooniyandi rangers on trips to amazing natural and cultural sites, work with threatened species and work alongside Gooniyandi Traditional Owners who hold an incredible knowledge of Country.


An attractive salary package with significant benefits including 5 weeks’ annual leave, time off in lieu, relocation, leave loading, district allowance, rental subsidy, air conditioning subsidy, an annual airfare (subject to qualifying period) and the option to salary sacrifice up to $15,889 per annum.

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