Field Coordinator

  • Exceptional development opportunities, benefits and culture
  • Great career opportunity and exciting challenges
  • Supportive team environment


An exciting opportunity to work in an outstanding team that delivers innovative, effective environmental and sustainable projects.

About Us

Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (KNAC) is the Native Title representative group for the Nyiyaparli People with approximately 400 current members.

The Nyiyaparli People are the Traditional Owners of approximately 36,684 square kilometres of land and waters in the east Pilbara region, the Aboriginal communities of Jigalong and Parnpajinya, several pastoral leases and significant mining operations. Locations within the Determination Area are places of particular significance to the Nyiyaparli People, including ceremonial sites, songlines, permanent pools and natural resources.

About the Role

The Field Coordinator (Ranger Program) will work closely with the Ranger Program Manager and Ranger Project Officer in the delivery of on-the-ground cultural land management activities in line with the Nyiyaparli People & Country Plan. These activities include cultural knowledge transfer projects such as Kids on Country (Junior Rangers), cultural heritage site management and cultural mapping projects, fire management, water monitoring, feral animal control, plant, and animal monitoring, threatened species management and weed management.

The role will involve assisting with trip planning, logistics and on-the-ground project coordination and mentoring of the Ranger team.

The position will require ongoing communication, consultation, and follow-up with KNAC’s Cultural Advisor, Senior Nyiyaparli Traditional Owners and the Ranger team in project planning and evaluation.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead trip logistical organisation and on-the-ground project coordination.
  • Provide collaborative on-the-ground leadership and mentoring to the Ranger team.
  • Assist in the collection of field data, and its collation and analysis
  • Support the Ranger team’s participation in workshops, presentations, toolbox meetings, etc
  • Evaluate and present data and results from engagements.
  • Build positive and productive relationships with key partners including industry, government agencies, the Pilbara Ranger Network, and other regional stakeholders.
  • Assist the Ranger Program Manager in the preparation of work plans.
  • Ensure work health and safety requirements are adhered to.

About You

Essential Criteria:

  • Demonstrated ability to operate calmly in a cross-cultural environment, to demonstrate understanding, respect and flexibility to cultural and social differences and to foster an environment of two-way learning.
  • Experience working on Country or in remote locations in conservation & land management, community development or related fields, with the ability to lead a team on Country.
  • Willingness to travel and comfortable with camping on Country for up to a week at a time.
  • An understanding of safe operating practices and ability to implement practical risk management strategies on the ground.
  • Demonstrated time management skills, ability to forward plan and multi-task to achieve project goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and build productive relationships with industry partners and government agency stakeholders.
  • Manual C Class Drivers Licence
  • WA Working with Children’s Clearance
  • Competency in the use of computers and sound administrative skills
  • WA Firearms Licence (or willingness to obtain)
  • National Police Check

Desirable:

  • Experience in the use of Fulcrum and QGIS software
  • Drone RePL accreditation
  • Chainsaw ticket
  • First Aid/CPR Certification

How to Apply

Go to SEEK and hit that pink button that says, “Apply”, and upload:

1. Your current resume

2. A cover letter

We encourage you to submit a cover letter as part of your application as it is an opportunity for you to tell us more about yourself, and why you’re the ideal candidate for this position. We look forward to learning more about you through your cover letter, so please feel free to share your insights, experiences, and enthusiasm for joining our team.

Shortlisting will commence immediately.

For any enquires about the role please contact Human Resources via email – hr@karlka.com.au.

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