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Land Management Officers - Kimberley

Australian Wildlife Conservancy

About AWC

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is the largest private (non-profit) owner of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife at 31 sanctuaries in which we own or manage in partnership, covering a total of more than 6.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, the Top End and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, AWC is implementing a dynamic new model for conservation.

AWC’s mission - to deliver effective conservation for all native animal species and their habitats - is achieved by:

  • Operations -delivering effective large-scale land management including fire management, feral animal control, weed control and infrastructure management.
  • Science -delivering a nationally-coherent program of ecological surveys with a focus on monitoring key conservation assets and threats, conducting applied research relevant to wildlife conservation, implementing conservation programs including reintroductions, and providing advice to management.
  • Fundraising -mobilising finance (primarily, tax deductible donations) from the general public and philanthropists including through effective communication of AWC conservation programs.

About The Kimberley

Three of AWC’s sanctuaries are in the Kimberley region: Mornington, Marion Downs, and Charnley-River, along with four partnerships, the Dambimangari, Wilinggin, and Yulmbu Aboriginal Corporations, and the Commonwealth Department of Defence controlled Yampi Sound Training Area. In total, these sanctuaries and partnerships cover a combined area of over 4.3 million ha and protect numerous threatened habitats and species. The Wildlife Link Centre for Research and Conservation at Mornington is the base for an award-winning land management and science program.

About The Roles

AWC is seeking several energetic and committed Land Management Officers to assist in the implementation of a range of land management programs (fire management including prescribed burning and wildfire suppression, feral animal control and weed management). There are three Land Management Officer vacancies in the Kimberley, each working predominately with either:

  • Charnley River Sanctuary and Wilinggin Partnership,
  • Mornington, Marion Downs, Tablelands Sanctuaries, and
  • Dambimangani and Yampi Sound Training Sound Partnership.

The successful candidates will will work closely with the land management team to support ongoing fire management, feral animal control and weed management programs across the north west sanctuaries and partnership areas. The successful applicant will need to be capable of working with a wide range of people including partnerships, scientists, students, volunteers, visitors, neighbouring landholders, government officials, and will be committed to helping AWC develop and implement a new model for conservation.

About You

  • Demonstrated experience across a broad range of natural resource / land management functions
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills across a wide range of groups including neighbouring landholders, scientists, traditional owners, volunteers, contractors and visitors is essential.
  • Demonstrated capability to work alone or equally able to work as part of a small team.
  • A demonstrated ability to organise, co-ordinate, prioritise and execute a number of tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Ability to use standard business software packages including Word, Excel, and email.
  • Experience living and working in remote areas and a willingness to spend extended periods in the field.
  • The ability to improvise and ‘problem-solve’, developing practical solutions with limited resources.
  • Understanding of and interest in Australian ecology and conservation issues.

This is a unique opportunity to join Australia’s largest non-government conservation organisation and help shape the future of private sector conservation in Australia by carrying out land management that is closely integrated with comprehensive science and monitoring programs in one of Australia’s most important ecological regions. The successful applicant will be offered a competitive salary based on skills and experience. Basic accommodation will be provided on sanctuary.

Enquiries to: Fiona Tran | fiona.tran@australianwildlife.org using the subject line: Land Management Officers - Kimberley enquiry via EthicalJobs.


To submit an application, click ‘APPLY’ and follow the prompts.

Your application must include CV and covering letter, briefly addressing your experience, critical competencies, and interest in the role. Applications that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted.

Please note:

  1. Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa in place that allows ongoing full-time work in Australia, in order to apply for this position. Sponsorship is not available.
  2. If you apply for this role, AWC will include you in its ongoing updates and communications about its events, activities and fundraising initiatives. You may opt out of these communications at any time.
  3. Any application submitted to AWC will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy, available at www.australianwildlife.org/privacy. By providing us with your contact details, your consent to receive communications and direct educational material will remain current until you advise us otherwise.

To learn more about AWC, please visit our website www.australianwildlife.org/

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