Land Ranger Coordinator – Maningrida Based

BAC is a large and complex regional community development organisation providing services to homelands in the Maningrida region, administering some 50 grants and managing a suite of businesses and programs including:  Housing, Civil Works, Essential Services, Bábbarra Women’s Centre, Bawinanga Rangers, Barlmarrk Supermarket, Fuel Supplies, Mechanical Workshops, Arts and Culture/Djomi Museum, Wild Foods Café, Community Patrol, Employment Services and Money Management Services.

BAC is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by corporation members every two years.  BAC enacts policies developed at the executive level through the leadership of the CEO and the Senior Management team.

BAC’s mission is to improve the lifeways of our people on land and sea in order to preserve and grow culture and language.

BAC is a values-based organisation with an emphasis on: Trust, Respect, Transparency, Innovation and Partnership.  These are principles and behaviours we display when working together.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support weekly team meetings and daily planning with your team, with a focus on building capabilities, good decision making and problem solving with Team Leaders.
  • Encourage safe and effective work practices through establishment of relevant routines and practices.
  • Coordinate delivery of ranger WoC work plans and delivery of any fee for service work in conjunction with Team Leads.
  • Support the use of Cyber tracker as a data collection tool and reporting tool.  Develop ranger capacities to use and maintain Cyber tracker, and other IT devices to enhance our data collection and reporting.
  • Support Manager and teams to pursue and participate in formal /informal training to develop local capabilities in the rangers to manage reporting and admin tasks.  This includes key focus on upskilling Team Leaders to step into future Coordination roles.
  • In conjunction with the Administration Coordinator and Manager, maintain the office space, filling and equipment in line with office systems, including stock purchasing and management.
  • Maintain assets and equipment and support rangers to conduct preventative maintenance and repairs as part of weekly maintenance schedules.
  • Within the BAC framework maintain the work, health safety policies and procedures and support local staff capacity building across safe practices.  This includes supporting the development of new procedures where needed.
  • Support rangers to complete Fee-for-Service and activities reports for NT Fisheries, Department of Agriculture, DENR, and others.
  • Assist the Manager and team to compile and submit reports and acquittals for funding bodies including DPMC (WoC and IPA), ALFA, Fisheries, DoA, etc. in a timely manner.
  • Support the Manager and team to compile and submit applications to funding bodies.
  • Give constructive input to the General Manager, Bawinanga Rangers and  Administration Coordinator on systems and procedures refinement.
  • Liaise between Bawinanga Rangers/BAC and Traditional Owners/Land owners on Bawinanga operational and engagement protocols.
  • Any other reasonable duties relevant to land management as requested by your supervisor.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Demonstrated experience working in a remote aboriginal community environment, with knowledge and understanding of aboriginal protocol and culture.
  • A good understanding of contemporary land management in Northern Australia.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in similar leadership roles.
  • Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise with people at all levels in an informative, accurate and positive manner.
  • Ability to prioritise, organise and complete work within established deadlines, and to maintain a consistent level of professionalism.
  • An ability to work effectively within a busy team environment, and to work unsupervised.
  • Ability to lead teams and support upskilling and capacity building of local staff into coordination roles.
  • Solid decision-making abilities and proactive approaches to resolving queries and problems.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products, in particular Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Current Northern Territory drivers’ licence and experience driving in 4WD conditions.
  • Physically fit and able to work outdoors in difficult and remote environments, and travel to remote locations that may require you to camp over night or for several days.
  • A current Drivers Licence and Current First Aid Certification
  • Current National Police Clearance

What are we offering you?…..In return for your skills and experience you will be rewarded with:

A generous salary package
6 weeks Annual Leave
Salary Sacrificing options
17.5% Annual Leave loading
Rent free accommodation if you are relocating to Maningrida
12% superannuation
Most importantly you will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in culture while creating memories, experiences and engaging with people that will change your life.

This position is in Maningrida, an indigenous community 500 km north east of Darwin. This is not a FIFO role, living and working in a remote community is not for everyone, please consider this before applying.

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

Please submit your application by emailing your current resume and detailed cover letter addressing the essential selection criteria to: human.resources@bawinanga.com

PD – Land Ranger Coordinator

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