Mayh Recovery Officer


Warddeken Land Management Ltd


West Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

Salary etc:

$65,000 - $80,000 p.a. Contract, Full-time.

Job description:

Warddeken Land Management Ltd is seeking an adventurous and highly motivated ecologist to join our team in delivering world class land management outcomes across the Warddeken Indigenous Protected Area (IPA).

The Mayh Recovery Officer will be at the forefront of conservation in Australia, leading the ongoing development and implementation of our IPA wide environmental mayh (animal) recovery and monitoring program that incorporates both western and Indigenous knowledge systems. The successful applicant will have a strong desire to live and work in a remote environment and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to collaborating with Indigenous rangers and Landowners to manage and monitor the extraordinary natural and cultural values of the West Arnhem Land Plateau.

Our ideal candidate will be highly practical, independently motivated and passionate about working with Indigenous people and caring for country.

This position will involve a significant amount of travel within the Warddeken IPA and require the successful applicant to spend much time camping and working independently away from base.

Key responsibilities:

This position is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of biodiversity and ecological activities in the Warddeken IPA. It is vital this occurs in the right way - adhering to high standards of landowner engagement and maximal ranger employment on country. The position is also responsible for facilitating ecological strategies in the Warddeken Plan of Management and Recovering Priority Threatened Species. This will include:

  • Carry out field-based ecological monitoring and research activities with minimal supervision adhering to a two-way approach.
  • Carry out land management activities for the recovery of threatened species with minimal supervision adhering to a two-way approach.
  • Maintain ongoing and regular consultation and communication with Traditional Owners regarding all work on country in coordination with the Ecological Monitoring Manager.
  • Plan and undertake fieldwork, including organising other staff and complex logistics for remote field trips, and ensure Standard Operating Procedures and Work, Health and Safety Guidelines are followed.

Renumeration and Benefits:

  • Full Time Contract.
  • Salary $65,000 - $80,000.
  • Travel Allowances and Salary Packaging Options.
  • 6 Weeks Annual Leave.

Covid-19 Vaccinations:

Please note COVID vaccinations are mandatory for all Warddeken Land Management staff.


Date published:


Closing date:

27-May-2022, cob