Land Ranger – 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.

Purpose of the position:

This position is required to assist with Natural and Cultural Resource Management (NCRM) on Indigenous land in West Arnhem Land in the NT, particularly within the DJELK Indigenous Protected Area (IPA), as a member of the Bawinanga Rangers, an Indigenous land management team.

Position responsibilities:

  • Consult appropriately with Traditional Owners
  • Abide by Health and Safety rules i.e. no drugs or alcohol in the workplace, zero harm to others and the environment
  • Responsibly represent Bawinanga Rangers at all times
  • Participate in required training for the role
  • Completion of contract tasks set by WOC/IPA, DAFF, Fisheries, Border Patrol
  • Support with any other duties, as required by your supervisor within your capabilities
  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Adhere to the Workplace Health and Safety regulatory requirements
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities
  • Develop and maintain positive stakeholder relationships with all BAC staff, and develop sound working relationships through delivering appropriate and honest support and/or feedback.
  • Ensure communications are appropriate to BAC Employees, Community, Stakeholders and partner organisations.
  • Any other duties requested by your supervisor which are within your capabilities.

In order to be successful in this role you must;


  • Be able to get a driver’s license
  • Have a positive attitude in the workplace
  • Be able to work well with others in a team
  • Be able to speak at least one local language
  • Be able to talk with all kinds of people
  • Be willing to learn new skills
  • Be willing to share knowledge/skills and mentor others
  • National Police Clearance
  • OCHRE Card


  • Be able to read and write
  • Have experience in looking after country
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Current Provide First Aid Certificate

This job will take you out country to consult and work with traditional owners to look after country. Specific training required to do this work will be provided on site.

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:

PD – Land Ranger

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