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Ranger Coordinator - Nyikina Mangala - Mardoowarra / Derby

Walalakoo Aboriginal Corporation
  • Derby based
  • The Ranger role is required to work out of the Ranger base in Jarlmadangah 4 days a week

WAC is calling for Applications for the position of Ranger Coordinator.

The position has an attractive salary which can be further negotiated on experience and qualifications, with 9.5% superannuation and additional salary allowances including leave loading district allowance, annual airfare where applicable, air-conditioning subsidy, rental assistance where applicable, salary sacrificing options and 5 weeks annual leave. A generous TOIL arrangement is also available. The position also comes with a vehicle.

Applicants must address the following selection criteria:

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  1. Experience in Indigenous land management work; or strong scientific, natural resource management, logistical, community development or practical skills relevant to Indigenous land management/Ranger activities.
  2. Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work effectively with Aboriginal people to achieve shared goals.
  3. Experience in developing Project Plans, partnerships with research bodies and reporting to government and other funding bodies
  4. Demonstrated ability to innovate, adapt to changing situations, find practical solutions and work effectively through collaboration.
  5. Use appropriate initiative and work productively with limited supervision in sometimes complex and remote situations as part of a geographically dispersed team.
  6. An ability and willingness to work in a regional location and undertake extended fieldwork in remote areas of the Nyikina Mangala Determination Area/surrounding regions.
  7. Strong written and oral communications skills.
  8. Competence in the use of computers and Microsoft Office applications.
  9. Current manual drivers licence and competence in the use of a manual 4WD vehicle in remote and off-road conditions.
  10. Possess or able to obtain a current Police Clearance and Working with Children Check.


  1. Experience in training, development and/or management of Indigenous ranger teams.
  2. Experience in the West Kimberley Region and good networks in natural resource management area.
  3. Qualifications and/or experience in natural resource management, environmental science, training & assessment, anthropology or community development.
  4. Project management experience.
  5. Experience with the use of geographic information systems (GIS).
  6. Experience in application and project delivery for Indigenous Protected Areas (IPA), and related land and community projects.

This is a full-time role for a 12 month period- with possibility of extension. People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent are encouraged to apply.

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