Ranger Coordinator - Kija


Kimberley Land Council


Warmun, WA

Salary etc:

$94,476 p.a. + super. Full-time.

About The Role

The Kimberley Land Council is looking for a Ranger Coordinator to assist the delivery of the Kija ranger program and oversee a team of male Indigenous rangers to deliver on their annual works plan.

We are looking for a dynamic and resilient individual with proven skills and capacity in Indigenous engagement, land and sea cultural and natural resource management, project management and administration. You will be a natural leader who can build bridges of common understanding within a diverse team and a wide range of external stakeholders.

The position is based in Warmun and works across Kija Country in the East Kimberley of Western Australia.

Key Duties

You would be responsible for:

  • Supervising and coordinating the day-to-day activities of the Kija men rangers to ensure delivery of the annual work plan.
  • Collaborating with other coordinators and staff to develop, monitor, and report on ranger activities.
  • Day-to-day administrative management of the ranger program such as timesheets, Traditional Owner payments, maintenance and stock take of equipment and supplies.
  • Plannig, supervising and participating in field activities to remote locations associated with completing the work plan and fee for service opportunities.


  • On top of competitive market salary, you'll get access to salary sacrificing benefits, additional salary allowances such as district allowance, rental assistance where applicable, annual leave loading and 5 weeks' annual leave.
  • An opportunity to make a difference for First Nations people in the Kimberley region.
  • You'll also get access to ongoing learning and development programs.

Who Are We Looking For?

The ideal candidate should have:

  1. Experience and/or qualification in environmental management, conservation biology, anthropology, community development or other related field.
  2. Experience managing small teams and/or coordinating on-ground natural and cultural resource management projects, preferably with Indigenous organisations.
  3. Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal social and cultural challenges in Northern Western Australia and willingness to commit to community empowerment, training and development.
  4. The capacity in working independently with minimal supervision in remote areas and the ability to remain focused, positive and organised in a challenging work environment.
  5. Good communication, negotiation and community consultation skills.
  6. Demonstrated experience in project administration and finance management including grant writing, reporting and acquittals.
  7. A current valid driver's licence and experience operating 4WD vehicles remote, off-road conditions.

About the Kimberley Land Council

Covering the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia, the Kimberley Land Council (KLC) commenced in 1978 and was formed by Kimberley Aboriginal people as a political land rights organisation. It has become the peak Indigenous body in the Kimberley, working with Aboriginal people to secure native title recognition, conduct conservation and land management activities and develop cultural business enterprises.

We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately and to close this advertisement early should a suitable candidate be found.

The Kimberley Land Council is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage women and people form culturally diverse, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.


Date published:


Closing date:

02-Jun-2024, 5pm