Project Officer - Joint Management Support


Parks Australia


Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT

Salary etc:

$68,534 - $74,611 p.a. (APS4)


Job reference: 2021/3212

Who we are

Australia’s natural and cultural heritage is unique. Our land and seascapes are distinctive, home to plants and animals found nowhere else in the world, and to some of the oldest living cultures on earth. These environments and cultures are an essential part of our national identity, and visitors travel from across the country and the world to experience them.

The Director of National Parks (the Director) is responsible for six national parks, the Australian National Botanic Gardens, 58 Australian Marine Parks and the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve established under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.Parks Australia is the federal park agency that supports the Director, and they are a division of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (the Department).

We work to showcase these natural and cultural wonders to the world, demonstrating to all why these places are so special, and inspiring communities to become more invested in their care and future.

Beyond the spinifex sand plains of arid central Australia lies Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, one of three national parks leased by their Aboriginal owners to the Director of National Parks, and jointly managed by Traditional Owners and Parks Australia. Parks Australia assists with ongoing management of the park’s natural and cultural heritage.

The Joint Management Team support Anangu, staff and stakeholders in working together to effectively manage the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The team builds relationships and understanding to support joint management by developing staff and community to bridge the gap between the APS and community.

The Job

Under the supervision of the Joint Management Team Leader, and in accordance with the Lease Agreement, Management Plan, the Board of Management’s vision and relevant policies and procedures include:

  • supporting, implementing and managing administrative processes and tasks for: the functioning of the Board and its subcommittees, and Anangu (Traditional Owner) employment and training programs
  • assisting with the implementation and management of Anangu traineeships, work experience and school based educational programs
  • coordinating administration, documentation and logistics for operational accredited training for UKTNP staff
  • supporting the day-to-day duties of the Administration Officer and provide mentoring and support to UKTNP’s Anangu trainees
  • coordinating the logistics and facilitate monthly on-country trips for UKTNP staff
  • assisting with logistical and administrative functions for the Board of Management and its subcommittees and facilitate the Joint Management Partnership Team (JMPT) meetings.

What we are looking for

Knowledge and experience

  • Ability to conduct administrative processes and secretariat tasks for executive committees and Indigenous employment and training programs.
  • Proven ability to work as a member of a team, including working with a variety of stakeholders and organisations, to implement and manage Indigenous training and employment opportunities.

The successful applicant must:

  • hold and maintain a current manual driver’s licence and ability to drive a 4WD vehicle
  • hold and maintain a valid Australian motor vehicle drivers licence
  • meet physical fitness minimum standards to undertake work within the role including firefighting as needed
  • note that you may be required to perform occasional out-of-hours and weekend work
  • wear an official uniform supplied by the department, including during field operations (as applicable), in accordance with the department’s uniform policy.

Flexible employment arrangements are available with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

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