Land & Sea Program Manager


Yintjingga Aboriginal Corporation


Port Stewart, Cape York, Queensland

Salary etc:

Permanent, Full-time.

  • Permanent full-time role.
  • Based in Port Stewart, Cape York, Queensland
  • Successful ranger program and supportive leadership team.

About Us

Yintjingga Aboriginal Corporation, in Cape York, Queensland, are a homelands-based; community-driven, not-for profit organisation with the objective of improving the social, cultural, environmental, and economic wellbeing of the Lama Lama community.

The Yintjingga Aboriginal Corporation operates the Lama Lama Ranger Program and focusses on the protection and promotion of their tradition and culture including natural and cultural resource management activities across the land and sea estate which takes in most of the Princess Charlotte Bay region located south-east of Coen.

About the Role

The Land and Sea Program Manager's role is to coordinate and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Lama Lama rangers, building the capacity of the rangers to work effectively and develop their skills in natural and cultural resource management on traditional land and sea country. The Land and Sea Program Manager is responsible providing technical expertise to help develop, deliver, and report on the annual weed, pest, and fire action plans, along with funding commitments and obligations.

About You

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Formal qualifications in Natural Resource Management, Environmental or Agricultural Science or a related field.
  • Extensive experience with practical, hands-on, field work associated Natural and Cultural Resource Management and experience working in community driven NRM programs.
  • Experience working in a management leadership role in a Ranger program or similar.
  • Experience working with cross-cultural sensitivity having knowledge, respect for, and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and effective engagement skills.
  • Unrestricted QLD manual drivers' licence is essential.
  • Extensive 4WD driving experience in remote areas is desirable.
  • Possession of a Coxswain Ticket and experience with Marine Operations is desirable.

Mandatory requirements

  • You must hold a valid Queensland C class drivers' licence, Working with Children Check (BlueCard), must be able to satisfy a National Criminal History Check.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply!

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated knowledge and hands-on field experience in natural and cultural resource management across both land and sea estates, nature-based recreation and related issues and the ability to apply that knowledge in accordance with relevant legislation (where required) and operational policies and procedures.
  2. Demonstrated ability to lead, mentor, supervise and assist employees to carry out and achieve tasks in line with required outcomes.
  3. Demonstrated high level of computer skills and experience and knowledge using technology applications such as GPS, GIS, and databases.
  4. Strong and effective verbal and written communication skills to provide clear and concise communication with a range of stakeholders including Traditional Owners, junior rangers, government agencies, non-government organisations and local graziers.
  5. The ability to safely undertake general construction, repairs, and maintenance of assets, infrastructure, and equipment (where a tradesperson is not required).
  6. Strong problem solving and research skills to develop, implement, and monitor plans and projects related to natural and cultural resource management and conduct project reporting to meet milestones and demonstrated outcomes.
  7. Knowledge, respect, and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies and cultures, challenges faced by Traditional Landowners in managing their land and sea estates and demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively and sensitively.

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