Senior Ballardong Ranger


Ballardong Aboriginal Corporation


Northam, WA

Salary etc:

$77,000 p.a. + super & salary packaging.


Ballardong 17 July 2024

We offer:

  • Salary $77,000 per annum + superannuation.
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,899 a year, + meal/entertainment benefit of $2,650 a year). 
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year +17.5% Leave Loading
  • Christmas shut down period credited as additional leave.
  • 7 weeks LSL vested after 7 years of service.
  • 10 days Noongar Cultural Leave per annum
  • 5 days compassionate leave per occasion
  • Employee Assistance Program. 

The role

This is an exciting opportunity to join Ballardong Aboriginal Corporation (BAC), as a Senior Ballardong Ranger to Care for Country and assist in implementing project activities and mentoring field staff under the direction of senior staff. You'll be involved in planning and implementing land management and conservation activities with landholders and stakeholders, and engaging in cultural burning, cultural heritage management, ecological restoration, catchment management, pest management, community engagement, and threatened species management.

You will work closely with Ballardong Elders to deliver land management activities across the Ballardong region. You should be both a team-player and able to work independently whilst assuring proper consultation is maintained with Ballardong people. This role also includes supervising the Ranger team, ensuring policy compliance for safe project delivery, and participating in community engagement activities.

Training will be provided as part of this role. 

There are currently two full time vacant positions, one for a female Senior Ballardong Ranger and one for a male Senior Ballardong Ranger. This recruitment pool will be used to fill current vacancies and future vacancies as they arise. 


Based in Northam. There will be frequent travel required across the Ballardong region to carry out land management activities and to meet with community members and stakeholders.   


Full-time/part time/casual/fixed term. 

About us

Ballardong Aboriginal Corporation represents the Traditional Owners of the Ballardong region of the southwest of Western Australia. We work to manage native title benefits, while also advancing and strengthening Noongar culture, language, heritage, and society. 

Ballardong refers to the Noongar language or dialectal group north-east of Perth, covering an area of approximately 63,000 sq km.

You will: 

Under the direction of senior staff, the Senior Ballardong Ranger manages the day-to-day work programs and day-to-day operations within the Ballardong region. The Senior Ballardong Ranger is responsible for contributing to the effective maintenance of reserves and other lands as required within the Ballardong Region. Core responsibilities surround supporting the management of biodiversity and conservation values, and cultural heritage. The Senior Ballardong Ranger supports the maintenance and presentation of facilities and assets, participates in cultural burning, where required participates in fire and emergency response, and works with key partners including landholders, land management partners, volunteers and Aboriginal communities. 

Selection Criteria


  1. Experience in or commitment to leading, supervising and managing teams, empowering individuals to work with confidence both in teams and independently to carry out field -based activities.
  2. Experience in or demonstrated commitment to and passion for Caring for Country, land management practices, conservation initiatives, or related fields.
  3. Competent, effective and respectful communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to engage respectfully and constructively with colleagues, stakeholders, and community members.
  4. Demonstrated high level of commitment to learning and development, with a genuine interest in formally learning more about land management and conservation.
  5. Demonstrated competence in written communication and computer operation skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and database software.
  6. Physically fit for on-Country field work, including physical labour, operating machinery, and walking through dense vegetation and on uneven ground.
  7. Current WA Drivers Licence (C Class minimum).


  1. Previous experience in land management or conservation, through training, volunteering, or paid employment.
  2. Demonstrated competence in written communication and computer operation skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and database software.
  3. Understanding of occupational, health and safety protocols and procedures, with a willingness to adhere to them.
  4. Capacity to manage competing priorities, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing organisational needs

Section 50(D)

Under section 50D of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, Aboriginality is considered an essential criterion. Ballardong and Noongar people are encouraged to apply.


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