Manager, Bawinanga Rangers


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, Women’s Centre, BawinangaRangers, Barlmarrk Supermarket, Fuel Supplies, Mechanical Workshops, Arts and Culture/Djomi Museum, 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 lifestyle of people on homelands by caring for country, preserving language and culture through the delivery of services to improve housing, health, education and roads. BAC is a values based organisation with an emphasis on: Respect for Culture, Country and each other, Accountability, Teamwork, Continuous Improvement and Open and Honest Communication. These are principles and behaviours we display when working together.


This position is responsible for Homelands Indigenous Protected Areas, Working on Country, Contracts and Wildlife teams within BAC. It operates under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer in accordance with BAC plans, policies, relevant legislation and funding requirements.



  1. Demonstrated experience at a senior executive level working in a culturally inclusive workplace using the principles and practices of cultural competence and providing responsive services to an indigenous community;
  2. Demonstrated respect and understanding of cultural practices and indigenous rangers’ roles within their clan outside of the workplace and their cultural responsibility to country;
  3. Demonstrated ability to liaise with stakeholders and develop trusting strong relationships with Traditional Owners. Prior experience managing and coordinating Aerial Prescribed Burning carbon programs, including the Savannah Burning methodology and managing fire fighting teams in remote areas with limited access and resources; able to produce flight lines and fire maps for APB with GIS software whilst understanding the nature of early dry season fires in northern Australia;
  4. Knowledge and understanding of legislation/ regulation requirements for marine vessels operating in the marine environment of Northern Australia;
  5. Prior experience managing and creating new environmental projects such as large-scale feral animal control, fire management, weed management; conservation areas;
  6. The ability to coordinate and support multiple teams at once with each conducting different jobs/tasks and provide a high level of logistical support to rangers on country and hold SAR responsibilities;
  7. Experience in managing finances reporting on Grants and monitoring of budgets to comply with financial requirements.


  1. Have a Coxswain Certificate;
  2. Experience living and working in remote communities;
  3. Experience and/or knowledge of Aboriginal culture and communities and how they operate.

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:

PD – Ranger Manager-2022

Expression of interest