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Ranger Group Development Officer - Elliot (Kulumindini)

Northern Land Council

Would you like to work for one of the largest and oldest Indigenous organisations in Australia which provides services to around 50,000 Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory?

About the NLC

We are responsible for assisting Aboriginal people in the Top End of the Northern Territory to acquire and manage their lands and seas. Our vision is to ensure that Aboriginal people benefit socially, culturally and economically from the secure possession of their land, waters and seas.

About the Role

The NLC secured funding for the development of an Indigenous ranger group based in Elliott. This role involves working with Traditional Owners, NLC staff and other partners to complete the planning and establishment phase of the Elliott ranger team. This position is located in Elliott with periods operating in the NLC Darwin and Katherine Offices.


  • Scope and manage a participatory planning process with Traditional Owners and relevant partners to complete the foundation phase of the project by assisting stakeholders to plan and make informed decisions about the implementation and priorities of the ranger group.
  • Develop an annual work plan that identifies and prioritises natural and cultural resource management activities to best meet Traditional Owner and associated partner Caring for Country aspirations.
  • Assist Traditional Owners and their partners to develop appropriate governance and advisory mechanisms relevant to the operation of a ranger group.
  • Manage the implementation of operational infrastructure including negotiating operating base locations, asset requirements and acquisition.

About you

To thrive in this role you will have:

  • Significant demonstrated knowledge, understanding and respect of Indigenous Australian culture, customs and society including the current social issues and their impact on Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory.
  • A good knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal Caring for Country management issues and a sound understanding of the opportunities and constraints affecting Aboriginal people’s involvement in land management.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal people, and relevant experience in the development and delivery of cultural and natural resource management programs in partnership with Aboriginal community members.
  • Demonstrated end-to-end project management experience along with advanced administration skills to ensure the accurate management of project finances and management of payroll related processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage work teams in a remote location with minimal supervision.

Remuneration and Benefits:

  • Full-Time Contract until 30 June 2024
  • Location: Elliot
  • Salary: $75,006 - $87,646
  • Allowances
  • FBT exempt salary packaging benefits pay
  • 13% superannuation contribution
  • 5 weeks annual leave & 17.5% annual leave loading

Cultural knowledge and lived experience is central to the work that we do. We will apply special measures for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Please note COVID vaccinations are mandatory for all NLC staff.

How to Apply:

A full Position Description may be obtained by clicking on this vacancy on our website, accessed via clicking Apply Now . We ask that all applications are received through our jobs website – this will ensure that you are submitting a full application for this position. Our website also provides information about our recruitment process. If you are having any problems submitting your application please contact us on 08 8920 5140.

Contact Officer:

Brian Boyle on 04 9902 2672.

Please click here to view a Position Description

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