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Warru (Black Footed Rock Wallaby) Project Officer East


APY Land Management


Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, SA

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Level 3

Warru kanyintjaku (black footed rock wallaby recovery) Project Officer East

The Warru recovery project uses traditional ecological knowledge and contemporary land management practices to deliver the management of remaining colonies of Warru in the APY lands.

The project officer works under the guidance of the Warru Program Coordinator, to manage the project field activities, develop the survey work in accordance with the Warru recovery plan and the Working on Country project plan.

Regular liaison with traditional owners, Warru rangers, the Warru West Coordinator, other land management staff and the Warru recovery team (wrt) is required.

Note this is a physically demanding role requiring long walks over rugged terrain, climbing over ledges and steep inclines and carrying loads of around 10kg of water for Kapi (watering points). There is also a high percentage of time driving in 4WD vehicles over rugged areas.


  • History of work in a similar role
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment
  • Ability to work as a team member and under Anangu direction
  • Ability to work independently in carrying out position responsibilities
  • Ability to managing consultants, researchers and contractors to run specific field activities or training with Anangu Rangers
  • Experience of using different technologies (IPad, photos, GIS), collect and store data on all on-ground works and activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organisational, project and budget management skills
  • Ability to employ communication techniques appropriate to cross-cultural environments
  • Ability to live and work in a remote location and over difficult terrain and location
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Current SA or NT Driver’s Licence
  • Able to work in remote and difficult terrain
  • Ability to manage small teams


  • Certificate 111-IV or and or/ relevant experience in a relevant field
  • Relevant trade qualifications with industry experience


  • Previous experience working with Indigenous people
  • Project management skills
  • Degree or Diploma in ecology or equivalent relevant field with relevant work related experience or extensive work experience in team leadership role in similar environment
  • PC literacy
  • An understanding of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act 1981
  • previous experience in the field desirable
  • 4WD experience or willing to learn

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