Land Management Coordinator


Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC


Port Hedland, WA

The Corporation

Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (KNAC) is the registered native title body corporate holding the native title in trust for the Nyiyaparli People. The Nyiyaparli People are the Traditional Owners of approximately 36,684 square kilometres of land and waters in the east Pilbara region, including the township of Newman, Western Australia.

KNAC has the responsibility for compliance with a number of significant mining related Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs), acts as the Local Aboriginal Corporation (LAC) and is a key stakeholder in the Nyiyaparli Benefit Management Structure.

The Role

The Land Management Program Coordinator will be part of the Heritage and Land Management team at Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation, reporting to the Heritage and Land Manager and will work alongside the Heritage Coordinator, Cultural Advisor, and Implementation Officer.

The position is responsible helping develop and deliver land management programs which include cultural knowledge transmission projects; fire, feral, threatened species and weed management; fee for service projects and cultural tourism projects.

The position will also assist with core obligations of the PBC including coordination of environmental approvals process linked to land development, along with coordination of heritage activity engagement where directed.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in development, coordination, and support the implementation of the Nyiyaparli Land Management program and team;
  • Provide motivation, mentoring and support to develop effectiveness, capacity, and leadership skills of the land management participants in the workplace;
  • Work closely with colleagues, Pilbara service providers, and partner organisations to assess training needs of the land management team and deliver appropriate skills-based and on the job training.
  • Ensure land management activities are implemented, viable and sustained as well as additional and complementary activities to compliance required for heritage surveys, monitoring processes and environmental engagements as directed.
  • Coordinate activities for environmental approvals, inclusive of social surround’s consultations and attendance of relevant meetings linked to Environmental Protection Act (EPA) approvals.
  • Ensure appropriate workplace health and safety procedures are followed;
  • Develop and maintain systems for recording and safe storage of data, media and information relating to land management projects;
  • Keep KNAC vehicles, equipment, and premises secure and in good working order.

Essential criteria

  • Experience in Indigenous land management work; or strong logistical, community development and practical skills relevant to ranger/ land management activities.
  • Demonstrated project management experience and an ability to innovate and find practical solutions.
  • Willingness to work in a regional location and undertake extended fieldwork in remote areas of the Pilbara region;
  • Well-developed written and oral communications skills;
  • A high degree of competency in Microsoft Office applications;
  • Current manual driver’s license and competence in the use of a manual 4WD vehicle in remote and off-road conditions.

Desired criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in natural resource management, environmental science, training & assessment, anthropology, or community development.
  • Experience working in the Native Title Sector.
  • Mapping and geographic information system (GIS) skills and experience.

The benefits

  • Negotiable, competitive salary, depending on experience
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Salary sacrificing options

To be successful in this role the applicant must be culturally sensitive, be as comfortable on country as you are behind a desk and innovative.

Karlka is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we embrace and value diversity and encourage Indigenous Australians to apply.

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