Marine Operations Officer


Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation


Derby, WA

Salary etc:

$75,000 - $85,000 (this salary range is inclusive of district allowance, airfare allowance, location allowance & leave loading)

Additional Benefits – dependant on eligibility

  • 5 weeks Annual Leave
  • TOIL for extensive field work
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Salary Packaging

About the corporation:

The Dambimangari Native Title Determination covers 16,040 square kilometres of land and 11,896 square kilometres of sea country in the remote North Kimberley, dotted with more than 720 islands.  Led by the Elders and the Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation, Traditional Owners are working to continue to build a successful future for their people, drawing on the strong links between the land and the Dambimangari identity. The Corporation uses funds from Native Title agreements, government, and business investments to provide:

  • Conservation and land management activities
  • Cultural programs and return to country trips
  • Business development
  • Employment and training initiatives
  • Subsidised medical and health services
  • Education support and collaboration with tertiary education campuses
  • Household goods for Dambimangari people and
  • Funding for hardship relief

About the role:

Reporting to the Healthy Country Manager, the Marine Operations role involves extensive travel throughout the renowned section of the Kimberley coastline extending from the King Sound through to Prince Regent waters.

About you:

We are seeking an enthusiastic, qualified and experienced vessel master to skipper and manage Dambimangari Marine Operations. You will be responsible for all vessels and operations and provide logistical and administrative support to ensure compliance and safe marine operations. This position has a strong training & development focus, working with Trainee Indigenous Rangers to develop their skills via accredited training and on the job mentoring. You’ll have the chance to explore incredible islands and coastline, learn about Dambimangari culture, and support Traditional Owners to achieve their vision to access and look after country.

When the vessel is not in service you will be expected to plan and skipper extended trips, complete logistical, administrative and maintenance duties to ensure compliance, participate and assist with conservation land management works and general maintenance of DAC work shed and on country ranger base camps.

You will also have the following demonstrated abilities:

  • Experience in planning and delivering extended voyages
  • Flexibility and organisation skills
  • Passion for mentoring and training others, and motivating a team
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with Indigenous People

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