Nyangumarta Female Ranger Coordinator


Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation


Bidyadanga & Broome, WA

Salary etc:

$89,410 p.a. + super.

About the Organisation:

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) is the Native Title Representative Body (NTRB) for what are described as the Pilbara and Geraldton regions of Western Australia. YMAC is run by an Aboriginal Board of Directors, representing several native title groups (each of whom have their own language, culture, traditions and protocols).

YMAC provides a range of services, including native title claim and future act representation, heritage services, community and economic development assistance, and natural resource management support.

About the Role:

YMAC is currently seeking a talented and committed Nyangumarta Female Ranger Coordinator to provide direction and leadership for a young group of Nyangumarta rangers in their on-country environmental and cultural management activities (from Eighty Mile Beach to the Great Sandy Desert) and at their main base located in Bidyadanga Community. This includes providing mentoring and coaching functions to the rangers and coordinating training activities with the training provider. This position will mainly focus on the female rangers currently operational, but will also regularly involve the coordination of the entire ranger group (male and female rangers).

This position reports directly to the YMAC Land and Sea Management Program Manager, under the guidance of the General Manager of the Nyangumarta Warrarn Aboriginal Corporation.

About You:

The ideal candidate will have qualifications and/or experience in Natural Resource Management or relevant field, demonstrated experience and confidence with working with Aboriginal communities, and/or coordinating on-the-ground natural and/or cultural resource management projects, preferably with Aboriginal organisations.

Position responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

  1. Provide daily leadership, coordination and supervision of the Nyangumarta Ranger Group in their land and sea management duties, consistent with the Nyangumarta Warrarn IPA Management Plan, with a particular focus on the female rangers.
  2. Coordinate the design and implementation of the Nyangumarta ranger annual work plans for the protection and promotion of the natural and cultural heritage.
  3. Support and develop the ranger group in their formal and on-the-job training activities.
  4. Coordinate and manage the ranger group budget and fee for service opportunities to gradually ensure full time employment of all rangers on the team.
  5. Integrate traditional ecological knowledge with modern land and sea management practice, for the long-term conservation and promotion of natural and cultural values identified in the Nyangumarta Warrarn IPA management plan.
  6. Liaise with existing and potential clients (Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Federal Department for Agriculture and Water Resources, pastoral stations, resource companies, etc.) in delivering services in land and sea management.
  7. Promote responsible work practices to ensure a healthy and safe work environment while on country.
  8. Report to and liaise with the Nyangumarta Warrarn Aboriginal Corporation, the PBC holding the Native Title rights and interests.

Selection Criteria


  1. Qualification(s) in Conservation and Land Management or related field (NRM or environmental studies), or relevant equivalent experience
  2. Current manual driver’s licence
  3. Demonstrated experience and confidence in working with Aboriginal communities and/or coordinating on-ground natural, cultural or agricultural resource management projects, preferably with Indigenous organisations and/or in arid and remote regions of Australia
  4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people
  5. Demonstrated leadership and mentoring skills
  6. Ability and desire to work on country, often after hours and away from home for extended periods
  7. Strong organisational skills


  1. Minimum of Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management, or equivalent.
  2. Experience in working independently with minimal supervision in a remote area and demonstrated capacity to remain focused, positive and organised in a challenging work environment
  3. Demonstrated experience in project administration and finance management
  4. Experience in developing funding proposals
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  6. Personal drive and integrity
  7. Strong understanding of Aboriginal cultures and heritage
  8. Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety legislation and requirements

Traditional Owners of the region are strongly encouraged to apply. Only applications from female applicants will be considered.

The position is to be based primarily in Bidyadanga with regular field trips to Nyangumarta Country, with the possibility of residing in Broome. The position is for a duration of 12 months, with a possibility of extension afterwards.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus salary sacrifice options. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative and supportive team that is dedicated to protecting the rights of Traditional Owners and delivering positive outcomes in land management. Nyangumarta Country offers a unique combination of stunning habitats, including a marine park, salt marshes and mangroves, and desert ecosystems.

National Police Clearance & COVID-19 Vaccination

A current National Police Clearance is required prior to commencement of employment with YMAC.

A COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement under the Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for WA Workforces issued by the WA State Government, with YMAC falling under Group 1 of this Policy. Proof of vaccination is to be provided prior to commencement of work. If you are applying for a role with YMAC, please consider this new requirement when submitting your application. YMAC will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce.

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