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Healthy Country Program Manager - Derby

Optimal Personnel Services
  • Location: Derby Western Australia
  • Term of Employment: 2 Year Fixed Term Contract
  • Remuneration:
    • Aboriginal Communities & Organisations Award 2011 Level 7
    • Includes 4-week annual leave + 1-week remote leave
    • District Allowance, Annual Airfare Allowance, Leave Loading,
    • Superannuation & Salary Packaging available.
  • Supplied: Work vehicle, Laptop and mobile phone

The Role:

The Health Country Program Manager is accountable and responsible for the following:

  • Management of the Dambimangari Indigenous Protected Areas identified in the Dambimangari Healthy Country Plan and the DAC Strategic Plan ensuring it aligns to the Conservation Action Planning (CAP) framework.
  • Oversee the DAC Ranger operations and service delivery for it to be managed in an efficient, effective and professional manner for the Dambimangari Traditional Owners and all stakeholders engaged with DAC business and operations.
  • Identify and source potential funding opportunities through grants or philanthropic avenues for DAC Ranger operations and projects.
  • Undertake extensive on-country trips in the remote and isolated land and sea locations within the Dambimangari region.

Essential Criteria:

  • Must have a tertiary qualification in Natural Resource Management or Environmental Science and Management or relevant field of three (3) years plus.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal communities providing culturally attuned services together with excellent culturally appropriate verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in the service delivery and management of environmental programs/projects and land management programs/projects.
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of competency in stakeholder engagement through collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders including government agencies, community, business and industry partners.
  • Extensive experience and capability in leading and supervising teams and the capacity to plan work, motivate staff and monitor performance within the requirements of the policies and procedures.
  • Be able to manage multiple tasks effectively with a high degree of flexibility and confidentiality within a changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to be collaborative and build stakeholder relationships internally and externally to further the reputation and success of DAC.
  • Ability to compile, manage and deliver budgets, financial management, reporting and compliance.
  • Proven ability to work independently and take ownership to resolve factors that may influence the delivery of service to the client in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Proven capability to source potential financial contributions through grant funding for the delivery of programs.
  • Current ‘C’ class driver’s licence.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Current Working with Children’s card (within last 6 months).
  • Current National Police Clearance (within the last 6 months).
  • Undertake workplace medical including drug & alcohol screening.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Knowledge and experience in the delivery of Healthy Country Planning, Conservation Action Planning or Open Standards Framework.
  • Coxswain Grade 1, 2 or 3 ticket.
  • Strong existing network within the industry, commercial sector and relevant government agencies.

Further Information: Please contact Marilee Liddell on 0437 858 567.

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