Land and Environment Manager


Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation


Cairns, Queensland

Salary etc:

$100,854 - $111,514 p.a.

About us:

Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (CLCAC) was established over 36 years ago in Burketown to represent the rights & interests of Traditional Owners. Our members are drawn from nine language groups whose traditional lands & waters are located in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. As the recognised Native Title Service Body for the Southern Gulf of Carpentaria region, CLCAC performs statutory functions in accordance with the provisions of the Native Title Act 1993. An elected Board determines the Organisation’s priorities and monitors the progress of native title applications and oversees operational activities and general governance.

CLCAC supports native title, PBC economic development & ranger programs in Burketown, Normanton, Gregory & Mornington Island. We have an exciting opportunity to join our organisation.

CLCAC Vision:

To be the leader of sustainable indigenous community development in the lower Gulf region where our people are self-determined and empowered to take control of country, culture and their economic future.

CLCAC Values:

  • Unity
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Commitment

The Opportunity:

Under the direction of the CEO, be responsible for the strategic leadership, professional development and management of the Land and Environment Unit, actively seek out new funding and fee for service opportunities and engage with key stakeholders to continue the development of a sustainable land management business for the long-term benefit of the Traditional Owners and communities of the Southern Gulf of Carpentaria.

We are looking for the right person to join and lead our Land and Environment team as the Land and Environment Manager. This position will be responsible for:

  • Actively pursue new and emerging opportunities that align with CLCAC’s Strategic Plan and Transition Plan for the Commencement of Post Determination Service Delivery and that build on current successes and further CLCAC’s goal of being the leader of sustainable indigenous community development;
  • Develop long-term land and environment plans with a regional focus that prioritise the protection of culture and the Southern Gulf environment, whilst expanding the program and supporting self-sufficiency;
  • Actively seek out potential new partners, including government, research agencies, landholders and Philanthropic organisations whose values and principles align with those ofCLCAC;
  • Support and promote the use of Traditional Knowledge combined with the best of available science;
  • Monitor progress against agreed project work plans and make timely adjustments when required to ensure all Project outcomes are met;
  • Lead the development and negotiations of annual proposals, key deliverables, milestones and schedules for natural resource management projects;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Traditional Owners and other Key Stakeholders such as Pastoralists, Local Government and other Agencies;
  • Create a culture of continuous improvement within the team, and support and build the capacity of Indigenous Rangers to conduct best practice land and sea natural resource management and knowledge required in the team to meet programme needs;
  • Comply and monitor the relevant Legislation and Company Policies, Procedures and standards on Health and Safety at work; and
  • Participate as a member of CLCAC’s Senior Management Team, participate in decisionmaking and provide advice in relations to the Land and Environment Programme.

For this position, the Key Performance of the role will be measured against the following indicators:

  • Program and project delivery;
  • Service delivery;
  • New and emerging opportunities;
  • Collaborating, connecting and involving;
  • Program and project risk management; and
  • Organisational culture and leadership.

Selection Criteria:

Applicants are required to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Environmental Management, Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Land Management degree or equivalent tertiary qualification;
  2. Extensive knowledge and experience in planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating programs and projects that support Indigenous culture and self-sufficiency of Land and People;
  3. A demonstrated understanding of contemporary natural resource management issues, together with an understanding of traditional knowledge and practices with the best available science and ensure they are effectively managed;
  4. Have you previously managed and developed a multi-skilled team and a large, diverse workload, including experience in developing leadership and professional capabilities of team members;
  5. Outline your experience with managing budgets and work plans and preparing reports to Government Agencies;
  6. Demonstrated communication and liaison skills with various key stakeholders including Indigenous people, government agencies and corporate sectors;
  7. Experience in writing reports and proposals to Government and other funding bodies and project summary documents, including grant acquittals;
  8. Proven ability to work in a collaborative environment and participate in decision making;
  9. Based on your previous experience in a Natural Resource Management role, what:
    • Do you rate as your greatest achievement?
    • What would you have done differently?
  10. After reading the information above, why are you attracted to this position? What makes you the best person for this role?

What we offer:

The position is a full-time position and will involve regular travel throughout the southern Gulf of

Carpentaria region:

  • Salary Range: $100,854 - $111,514 per annum depending on qualifications and experience;
  • CLCAC is a Private Benevolent Institution: Salary Sacrifice arrangements are available;
  • Leave entitlements will include 5 weeks annual leave.

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