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Minerals and Energy Officer - Alice Springs

Central Land Council
  • MI006
  • CL 6 ($78,314 - $89,960)


The Central Land Council (CLC) is a corporate Commonwealth entity established under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. The CLC represents traditional landowners, native title holders and other Aboriginal people in the southern half of the Northern Territory—an area of almost 780,000 square kilometres.

The CLC provides its constituents with advice, advocacy and practical assistance to support their aspirations, manage their land and realise and protect their rights.


Eligible Aboriginal applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy. If an Aboriginal applicant is selected, the remaining non-Aboriginal applicants will not be assessed.

Applicants must have relevant qualifications and demonstrate that they meet essential criteria in order to be considered. An applicant selected under this affirmative action plan will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility prior to commencement, such as:

  • completed statutory declaration form, or
  • supporting statement from an appropriate Aboriginal organisation


Based in Alice Springs, but with regular remote fieldwork, this role will represent and promote the interests of traditional Aboriginal owners with respect to minerals and energy development proposals on their land. Achieve sustainable and beneficial outcomes for traditional Aboriginal owners and native title holders and affected Aboriginal communities by ensuring the CLC’s statutory functions under the Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Act and Native Title Act are carried out efficiently and effectively.

This role works closely with the CLC anthropology and legal sections to conduct effective consultations to ensure that Aboriginal people in central Australia are able to make informed decisions about development. You will have strong contract management and facilitation skills, preferably with experience explaining difficult concepts cross-culturally, and a willingness to work flexibly in a team, and on your own. A good understanding of the resources industry is highly favourable.

Applications should include a covering letter that addresses the selection criteria, and outlines how you are suitable for this role. The job description includes the selection criteria.


  • Attractive base salary and 13% super
  • Generous salary packaging (maximum $29,000 annually, depending on individual circumstances);
  • Ongoing district allowance (circa $3,100 for an individual or $5,670 with dependents);
  • Yearly airfare allowance (circa $1025;)
  • Relocation assistance, should you be moving to the region; and
  • Subsidised, fully furnished accommodation for the first four months.

The Central Land Council is dedicated to delivering ongoing professional development and career progression for it’s people. You'll have the opportunity to undertake professional development and to take part in a number of new projects as the organisation continues to grow and innovate.

Most importantly, this role will allow you to work in a diverse environment where you affect real change.


  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Ochre card (working with vulnerable people check)
  • National police clearance
  • Driver's licence


If you're interested in using your skills to make a real difference apply now!

For further information about this role, please contact Chinwe Ezeigbo (Senior Minerals and Energy officer) on 08 8951 6262.

For more information about the application process please contact Ajok Marial (Human Resources Advisor) on 08 8951 6310 or jobs@clc.org.au using the subject line: Minerals and Energy Officer - Alice Springs enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Total effective package includes: base salary, district allowance, superannuation, leave loading, relocation assistance, annual airfare allowance and salary packaging options. Annual progression within the salary scale is subject to satisfactory performance. Progression is in accordance with annual increments set out in an enterprise agreement.

The filling of this vacancy is an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

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