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Bardi Jawi Oorany Ranger Coordinator - Kimberley

Kimberley Land Council


The Bardi Jawi Oorany Ranger Coordinator assists the delivery of the Bardi Jawi ranger program by providing strong leadership to a team of female Indigenous rangers to deliver on their annual works plan, as set by Bardi Jawi traditional owners and guided by the Healthy County Plan. The works plan is made up of a diverse range of cultural and natural resources management activities, including fire management, threatened and pest species management, on country trips with senior traditional owners, engagement with the local school and much more.

We are looking for a dynamic and resilient individual with proven skills and capacity in Indigenous engagement, land and sea cultural and natural resource management, project management and administration. You will be a natural leader who can build bridges of common understanding within a diverse team and a wide range of external stakeholders. You should be able to work independently whilst assuring proper consultation is maintained with the Bardi Jawi people.

This position is based in Ardyaloon (One Arm Point) Community and works across Bardi Jawi country in the West Kimberley in Western Australia.


  • Supervise and coordinate the day to day activities of the Oorany (Women's) Rangers to ensure delivery of the annual work plan;
  • Collaborate with the IPA Coordinator, Aamba (Men's) Ranger Coordinator, Healthy Country Advisory Committee and KLC's Land and Sea Management Unit (LSMU) staff to develop, monitor and report on Ranger activities;
  • Ensure effective day to day administrative management of the Ranger program, including timesheets, casual ranger and Traditional Owner payments, purchasing, scheduled maintenance and stock taking of equipment and supplies;
  • Plan, supervise and participate in field activities to remote locations associated with completing the work plan and fee for service opportunities, including extended periods in the field (i.e. camping overnight for field work or surveys);
  • Work with and mentor the Rangers to develop their personal and project skills, leadership abilities and work ethics. This will include mentoring rangers in specialist roles and developing their capacity and confidence to move into more senior roles.
  • Support on the job training, identify training needs and liaise with the KLC Training Coordinator to engage with training providers so that there are appropriate professional learning outcomes for rangers;
  • Work with IPA Coordinator and external organisations to develop partnerships and Land and Sea Management projects and ensure appropriate governance, ownership and participation by Traditional Owners in these activities;
  • Deliver fee for service opportunities and other projects that support the development and sustainability of the ranger group and Traditional Owner aspirations outlined in the Healthy Country Plan;
  • Assist researchers to engage in approved on-country research with Rangers and other Traditional Owners and direct research requests through appropriate channels;
  • Ensure high level responsibility taken by rangers for the care, maintenance and safekeeping of equipment and resources used and be ultimately responsible for the group's assets;
  • Ensure compliance with cultural protocols and KLC Policy and Procedures at all times, including the promotion of safe working practices and instruction of Rangers in Occupational Health and Safety policy and procedures;
  • Participate and assist in KLC events as required, including KLC's AGMs and LSMU meetings and regional forums.


This position is identified as a KLC Level 5.0 (salary ranges from $89,000 to $95,000, depending on candidate's skills, qualifications and experience), superannuation of 10.5% and additional salary allowances offered include district allowance, rental assistance where applicable, relocation allowance, salary sacrificing options and 5 weeks annual leave.

A position description is attached.

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