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Senior Project Officers

Northern Land Council

Are you ready for an exhilarating journey that merges your project management experience and professional excellence? Northern Land Council (NLC) has multiple vacancies for Senior Project Officer roles within its Resources and Energy Team.

  • Location: Darwin
  • Status: Full-time Permanent Contract
  • Total Remuneration Package Value: Minimum value of $111,320.17

Respect for Aboriginal culture and lived experience are central to the work that we do here at NLC. The Northern Land Council (NLC) was established 50 years ago under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (Northern Territory), to assist Aboriginal people in the Top End of the Northern Territory to acquire and manage their traditional lands, waters and seas. We are committed to enhancing Aboriginal peoples social, political and economic participation by supporting their aspirations and amplifying their voices on a range of issues that impact their lands, seas, culture and communities.

About the Role

These positions sit within the Resources and Energy section, which is a team that facilitates negotiations and management of resources and energy Agreements under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act NT (ALRA and Native Title Act (NTA).

There are several roles with responsibility for consulting with Traditional Owners about resource projects and ensuring that their rights are fully protected. Safeguarding these rights applies to the whole project cycle from exploration to closure as well as reinstating rights where projects have been abandoned.

As a Senior Project Officer, you will be overseeing multiple projects within the resources and energy portfolio. You will drive technical assessments, manage contracts, engage stakeholders, and ensure compliance with ALRA and NTA, making a substantial impact on resource development while championing Aboriginal rights and interests. For a full copy of the Position Description refer to the link provided below.

What you will Bring

As a competent Senior Project Officer, you will bring an understanding of Aboriginal land and sea management legislation. You will utilise your culturally competent and strong interpersonal skills to effectively communicate, consult and collaborate with diverse stakeholders. In addition to this, you will have: -

  • A degree in a relevant discipline such as earth and natural science, engineering, sociology, anthropology, business or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience including project management.
  • Proficient ICT literacy skills including familiarity with Content Management Systems and Microsoft Office 365 and associated software.
  • Current C Class Drivers Licence

What’s in it for you?

NLC offers competitive and attractive remuneration, training prospects for professional development, work life balance and a unique opportunity to support our Aboriginal communities in the NLC Region. You will receive:-

  • Total Remuneration Package Value: Minimum value of $111,320.17 (which is based on a base salary of $95,110, plus 14% superannuation and district allowance)
  • Salary packaging benefits of up to $15,900 and additional Meal Entertainment and Holiday Accommodation benefits up to $2,650 per year.
  • Generous leave entitlements such as 5 weeks annual leave, 18 days personal leave per annum, and paid Christmas closedown

If you have any further queries please contact Angus Green on 0437 792 666

Click here for a full copy of the position description.

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