Conservation Employee - Supervisor or Crew Leader (Yamatji Nation)


Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


Geraldton, WA

Salary etc:

$66,851 - $69,517 or $72,177 - $74,843 p.a. (AWU Level 3 or 4) + super. Fixed-term until 30 June 2025 (possible extension or permanency). Full-time.


Position No. DBCA3144438

Geraldton boasts a beautiful coastline, a Mediterranean climate, excellent schools, a vibrant sporting community and all the amenities of a regional city centre. A one-hour flight or four-hour drive north of Perth, it has a reputation for sunny days, beautiful beaches, water sports and wildflowers. The coastline provides endless opportunities for free camping and excellent fishing, diving, windsurfing and surfing. Geraldton is conveniently located to explore the natural wonders of Western Australia including Kalbarri National Park, Murchison arid rangelands, Zuytdorp coastal cliffs, the famous marine parks of Shark Bay and Ningaloo, and the Houtman Abrolhos Islands lying just two hours offshore.

Under the direction of the Senior Works Coordinator, this position:

  • Supervises and leads Yamatji Nation Aboriginal Rangers, Conservation Employees and contractors in a range of activities related to the department’s works programs including asset maintenance, fire management, conservation, parks and visitor services (PVS) and joint management including remote and overnight work.
  • Provides specialist construction advice, quality control/assurance, planning to implement construction and maintenance works in the Murchison District/Midwest Region.
  • Develops, plans, organises and implements on ground conservation and PVS projects throughout the Murchison District.
  • Undertakes an active role in incident and fire management activities.
  • Supports identification of training needs for employees to ensure safe and effective works.

Selection Criteria 

  1. Ability to supervise and coach others (AWU Level 3) or demonstrated ability to lead and supervise others (AWU Level 4) in a range of work programs, identify training needs, conduct training as appropriate, and promote an environment of continuous learning; with a preference for someone with experience working with Aboriginal people and/or an awareness of Aboriginal culture.
  2. Ability to plan and implement works programs in an efficient manner, organise resources, determine day to day priorities and ensure best practice quality control measures are achieved. (AWU Level 3) OR sound knowledge and experience in undertaking projects and works programs to ensure they are planned and implemented in an efficient manner, which includes an ability to determine and set priorities, organise resources and ensure best practice and quality control measures are implemented. (AWU Level 4) 
  3. Experience in the construction and maintenance of infrastructure relevant to the department. (AWU Level 4) (Desirable at AWU Level 3).

Date published:


Closing date:

12 noon, 21-Jun-2024