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Ranger Coordinator - Yilka Country

Yilka Heritage and Land Care Pty Ltd

Yilka Heritage and Land Care are seeking expressions of interest for the position of Ranger Coordinator to work with the Yilka Rangers on Yilka Country in the Great Victoria Desert of Western Australia.

About Yilka Heritage and Land Care

Yilka Heritage and Land Care is a non-for-profit organisation and a subsidiary of Yilka Talintji Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC, the Prescribed Body Corporate of the Yilka people. Yilka HLC is responsible for the heritage and land management of Yilka Country which includes running Yilka’s Land Management and Ranger Program based out of Cosmo Newberry Aboriginal Community. Under the Ranger Program, Yilka Rangers undertake land management activities including fire, water, feral animal, threatened species and weed management; and sandalwood harvesting operations.

About the role

The Ranger Coordinator will work together with Yilka HLC staff, Yilka Rangers and stakeholders to ensure Yilka Country is managed and cared for consistent with the Yilka Land Management Plan and Yilka Sandalwood Management Plan. The role will be field based out of Cosmo Newberry Aboriginal Community; and the East Perth office when required (to be negotiated).

The core duties of the role include:

  1. Planning and implementation of on-ground land management activities including management of fire, wells and water, feral animals, weeds, threatened species and biodiversity consistent with the Yilka Land Management Plan.
  2. Planning and implementation of on-ground sandalwood harvesting operations consistent with the Yilka Sandalwood Management Plan.
  3. Day to day planning, supervision and support to Yilka Rangers to ensure land management activities and sandalwood harvesting operations are conducted effectively and efficiently.

About you

The ideal candidate would be based in Western Australia due to COVID-19 restrictions. Experience working with Indigenous people on country and a background in land management studies or work experience would be desired.

Benefits

Benefits include a competitive salary and salary packaging benefits.

For more information on the role and a copy of the duty statement please email bridiehardy@yilka.org.au, using the subject line: Ranger Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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