PMMC Program Manager


Pilbara Mesquite Management Committee


Karratha / Pilbara region preferred, WA

Salary etc:

Part-time - 0.6 FTE (to be confirmed based on budget & pay rate)

  • This position has potential to extend to full-time with a Pilbara Regional Biosecurity Group part-time position, if you are successful in applying for both roles (click here to view the PRBG vacancy).

The renumeration package for this position includes a salary, residential, power and travel allowances (total package @ 0.6 FTE is $52,000 + vehicle). In addition to this is the PMMC vehicle that can be used for personal use.

The Pilbara Mesquite Management Committee (PMMC) is a Non-profit, non-government community group established in 2001 to deliver, coordinate, advocate and lead best practice in the integrated management of all significant weed species in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (significant weeds are considered declared as Pests under the Western Australian Biosecurity and Agricultural Management Act 2007 and/ or species listed as Weeds of National Significance)

Our projects are focused on the direct management of several species of significant weeds in partnership with land managers. Monitoring and evaluation of on-ground programs at a site-specific and regional scale are strong components of projects to be managed.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Program Manager to deliver contracted weed management programs across the Pilbara landscape, and work with industry (pastoral, mining, government) to develop and implement individual weed management programs across different land tenures.

There is a preferred option for this part time PMMC role to be carried out as part of a full-time role in conjunction with the Pilbara Region Biosecurity Group Executive Officer role; These two roles are both part time and should be able to be delivered concurrently by one person. Ideally, the successful candidate would (over the next 2 to 3 years) secure funding to fully fund both positions as full-time roles.

The renumeration package will include a car (for personal and work use), computer, phone, regional annual travel allowance, residential and power allowances and salary.

Selection Criteria


  • Degree in Natural Resource Management, Environmental or Agricultural Science (or relevant discipline) and / or substantial experience working with land management, invasive species management and NRM programs
  • Knowledge of Project Management ideally with in a grant or contract framework
  • Knowledge of weed management ideally in the context of the Pilbara environment
  • Experience in facilitating groups to work collaboratively for common outcomes
  • High standards of written and verbal skills
  • Diverse range of communication skills from Traditional owners, Pastoralists, field technicians to Resource Company CEOs and Directors
  • High standards of computer skills (word, excel, outlook)
  • Self-motivated, comfortable working independently and remotely
  • Australian resident
  • Current C class driver’s license
  • Living in the Pilbara (particularly Karratha) or willingness to re-locate


  • Willingness and eligibility to deliver this PMMC Project Manager role and the Pilbara RBG Executive Officer role concurrently
  • Have an understanding of Incorporated Association Governance
  • Grant application, delivery and acquittal experience
  • Experience using ARCGIS mapping software (or similar), Xero accounting (or similar) programs for BAS compliance, strong computing skills
  • Public speaking and meeting facilitation
  • Pastoral, Nature Conservation and Mining sector awareness

The successful applicant must be able to work independently and remotely with a high degree of personal safety awareness.  There will be extensive regional travel, sometimes outside of usual work hours and the applicant must be prepared to camp remotely when necessary.

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