Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Indigenous Protected Area Coordinator – APY Lands Contract in South Australia

Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara

Branch SA AU

Indigenous Protected Area Coordinator – APY Lands
South Australia

This is a rare opportunity to support and develop a Land Management program in Central Australia, and to live and work in an extraordinary cultural and…

Gain a unique multicultural experience with genuine job satisfaction
Attractive remuneration package circa $71,000 plus salary packaging
Subsidised accommodation and relocation allowance provided
Bilingual qualification Language Allowance and Pitjantjatjara Language Course available About the Organisation
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Land Management was established in 1990 to assist Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people (Anangu) to realise their aspirations to protect the natural and cultural values of their land.
Covering more than 10 million hectares and ten Indigenous communities, focuses include: cultural site protection, cultural information transfer and storage, protection of sites of environmental significance, threatened species monitoring and protection, and landscape-health management such as fire management and weed control. The program currently employs 9 coordinators with a range of technical and field experience, 8 permanent rangers and upwards of 175 casual rangers.
APY Land Management’s Warru, Indigenous Protected Areas and Women’s Project have a focus on the protection of threatened species, fire management and woodland protection, as well as cultural site management. Land Management has a strong focus on training Anangu, both in western science and through the passing-down of traditional knowledge from senior to younger Anangu, including school students. It works with Traditional Owners, community members, scientists, schools, environment groups as well as State and Federal Governments. About the Opportunity
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Land Management has a unique opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated people to join their team as a full-time Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) Coordinator.
Reporting to the IPA Project Manager, this role is r esponsible for facilitating Anangu Traditional Owners’ aspirations for looking after their country, through the coordinated design, delivery and reporting of a cultural and natural resource management program. Some of your day-to-day responsibilities will include:
Regularly communicating with and listening to Anangu Traditional Owners about work and casual ranger recruitment in the IPA;
Managing operational logistics, such as timely sourcing, ordering and maintaining equipment and supplies so Ranger teams can successfully carry out the works program;
Suprvising ranger teams and carrying out on-ground works including patch burning, weed control, threatened species monitoring, and cultural site protection in line with the IPA Management Plan
Carrying out all procedures relating to the financial and human resource management of ranger teams, including submitting timesheets, handling pay enquiries and maintaining employee records.
The successful candidate will have a sound experience in all aspects of managing small teams of culturally and demographically diverse people, ideally in a natural resource management, ecology, anthropology, outdoor education or training environment.
In addition to a strong interest in working with Indigenous people on their country, it is also essential that you have an appreciation of contemporary Aboriginal issues, especially in relation to cultural and socio-economic challenges in remote central Australia.
Your organised nature and computer literacy will compliment your s ound knowledge of Work Health Safety legislation, as you coordinate Human Resource functions for Rangers working across the community.
This is a dynamic and varied role and as such you will be undertaking extensive travel across the APY Lands, for which you will be provided a fully serviced 4WD. Due to these travel requirements, you will need a current Australian manual driver’s licence.
Please note: APY is a ‘dry’ area where alcohol is prohibited.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates strongly encouraged to apply! About the Benefits
In this pivotal role, the successful candidate will enjoy plenty of variety in their working day and the opportunity to really make a difference! Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Land Management’s close knit team provides a fantastic organisational culture, as well as a strong support network.
An attractive salary package upwards of $71,000 commensurate with experience will be negotiated for the successful candidate.
This package includes a salary circa $62,000 PLUS super and a range of additional benefits, including:
A District Allowance at $2,820 (non-dependent rate) or $4,560 (dependent rate);
Six weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading;
Access to Public Benevolent Institution salary packaging;
One domestic return airfare for every year of service;
Two weeks’ Study Leave;
Accommodation is provided at heavily subsidised rent;
Generous relocation allowance.
A bilingual qualification Language Allowance is also available for applicants able to speak both English and any one of Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara or Ngaanyatjarra languages. A two week intensive Pitjantjatjara Language Course is available for all new staff after twelve months service.
This is a rare opportunity to support and develop a Land Management program in Central Australia, and to live and work in an extraordinary cultural and environmental landscape.
A full Position Description is attached below.

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: , South Australia, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-25
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