- Location: Weemol Ranger Station,Arnhem Land and Darwin or other locations as required
- Job Type: Full Time
- Duration: 2 year fixed term contract
- Position Description
Are you looking for your next challenge? Do you enjoy sharing your skills and knowledge to develop others and achieve team success? Can you live and work on unique and beautiful country, immersed in culture and community?
An exciting opportunity now exists for an experienced and passionate Ranger Coordinator to join our young and dynamic Mimal Land Management team and contribute to our vision of People, Country, Culture.
Mimal Land Management area sits at the geographic centre of Arnhem Land, about 250km east from Katherine. It covers an area that’s nearly as big as Kakadu National Park. The main communities and homelands in the area include Bulman, Weemol and Barrapunta (Emu Springs). About 300 people reside in Bulman and Weemol, which is located 312km northeast of Katherine on the Central Arnhem Highway.
Our country is made up of many different ecosystems that support a diverse array of plants and animals – from Ruwurrno & Rorrobo (Grassy plains) to Badno & Ngalwad(Rock country), Berrhno & Mininyburr (Woodland and Forest) and Djula & Wah (Freshwater country). Across the area are special places that have important meaning to our people, including rock art sites and spiritual places linked to our dreaming.
After a long journey Mimal gained independence and control over its land in 2017. Built on a vision of delivering benefits to country and culture for the Dalabon, Rembarrnga and Mayili landowners and people in south central Arnhem Land, we have steadily developed strong leadership in our board of directors and created a team of staff and consultants who share our vision.
Although our organisation is young, our indigenous Mimal Rangers have been carrying out land management responsibilities since the late 1990s.
The work of the Rangers continues to improve the health of our country, cultural knowledge, and practice by:
- Managing fire effectively by prescribed burning and wildfire response
- Conducting feral animal control in line with landowner expectations and requests
- Mapping and managing weeds, with emphasis on early interventions preventing weed spread
- Conducting flora and fauna surveys to inform management of habitat condition
- Protecting and documenting cultural sites and supporting and conserving cultural practices
- Working in collaboration with other indigenous ranger groups and local organisations
- Providing visitor management, emergency response, including rescue and recovery
- Undertaking other land management activities as required by landowners and the Mimal Board.
The Ranger Coordinator role is critical to the continued on-ground implementation of Mimal’s land management strategies and the ongoing development of our Ranger team. We believe that building strong relationships between Mimal, landowners and the community is the foundation for our future success. The Ranger Coordinator will be committed to effective communication, mentoring and continual improvement to strengthen these relationships and continue to foster a positive and productive Ranger team.
This is a hands-on coordination role that supports a core workforce of 30 FT and seasonal casual staff with a range of experience and abilities. The Ranger Coordinator is required to support on-the-job training and lead by example, utilising both western and indigenous ecological knowledge.
The role is full-time for a fixed term of two years. A generous remuneration package including superannuation, accommodation, and salary sacrifice is available.
To apply candidates must address the selection criteria in the Position Description and send with a current CV to [email protected]
All applications must be received by COB 12 August 2021
Your application will include the following questions:
Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
Do you have experience working with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island communities?