- Job posted on: 9th Oct 2019
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This is an exciting opportunity to work with Indigenous fire managers across the southern, central and east Kimberley. The Kimberley Land Council are looking for expressions of interest for the role of Regional Fire Officer.
Based in Broome the Regional Fire Officer (RFO) is responsible for developing, planning and implementing fire operations with Native Title groups and other external and internal stakeholders across the Kimberley. The RFO will help design and implement early burning programs with Traditional Owners and Ranger Fire Officers in order to protect and conserve native vegetation and species in collaboration with traditional methodologies and contemporary practices.
The RFO will empower Kimberley Traditional Owners to take control of fire management within their own Native Title areas training Indigenous land managers to plan, design, budget and implement their own fire programs in the future. The position will work closely with, and report to, the KLC’s Strategic Fire Operations Officer.
This position will require extensive and frequent travel across the Kimberley for extended periods during the early (Mar – July) and late (September – December) dry season.
The Kimberley Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (KLC) is an association of Aboriginal people in the Kimberley region. Established in 1978 by Aboriginal people to work for the protection of traditional land and waters, the KLC is charged with the responsibility to protect, enhance and gain formal status (legal, social and political) for the customs, laws and traditions of Kimberley Traditional Owners.
KLC offers the opportunity to work in one of Australia’s most stunning landscapes where you will be able to join rangers on trips to amazing sites, work with threatened species, learn traditional land management principles from the oldest living culture in the world, work and travel in some of the most remote and unspoilt landscapes in Australia, and take advantage of attractive salary and employment conditions.
12-month contract, an attractive salary package including a level L6 base salary (negotiable on experience) with significant benefits including 5 weeks’ annual leave, time off in lieu, relocation, leave loading, district allowance, rental subsidy, air conditioning subsidy, an annual airfare (subject to qualifying period) and the option to salary sacrifice up to $15,889 per annum.