Department of Regional NSW
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Team Leader - Aboriginal Ranger Program

Team Leader - Aboriginal Ranger Program

  • 499383
  • Community
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Science
  • Identified Positions
  • Natural and Physical Science
  • Pest and Weed Control
  • Projects
  • Specialist Manager
  • Full time contract to 31 December 2023 - hybrid work environment on offer
  • Location negotiable across regional NSW
  • Salary starting from $113,343 pa + super
  • Applications from Aboriginal people are strongly encouraged

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

Come and lead the newly created Local Land Services (LLS) Aboriginal Ranger Program (ARP) - a structured employment and development program designed to attract and retain talented Aboriginal people within our Department.

Running until the end of 2023, the program will see 16 new trainees located in Coonabarabran, Tamworth, Narrandera and Deniliquin, undertake a combination of structured training and work activities to gain experience in Caring for Country related land management and environmental projects and activities.

The key to the success of the ARP program is the Team Leader, and that’s where you come in!

Not only will you be responsible for guiding a regionally dispersed team made up of supervisors and trainees, you’ll also be coordinating, scheduling and reporting on projects, mentoring team members, coordinating training and working closely with LLS regions, the Aboriginal community and Elders to encourage trainee participation and completion of program objectives.

This is a great role to take on and make your own! To be successful you’ll need:

  • A flexible, self-motivated attitude, with a passion for supporting and helping others.
  • Hands on project management experience, with the ability to juggle multiple balls at the same time, keep things on track and deliver results without supervision.
  • The ability to source project opportunities, negotiate outcomes across multiple stakeholders and problem solve as required.
  • Proven Aboriginal community engagement experience – including the ability to build and maintain trust, an understanding of Aboriginal cultural protocols, Aboriginal community dynamics and the management of sensitive information and relationships.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity when working across multiple Aboriginal communities and groups.

You’ll also need to have a current NSW Driver Licence, and the capacity and willingness to travel throughout NSW as required.

So, if you’re passionate about Caring for Country, the training and upskilling of Aboriginal people and focused on providing a better tomorrow today, we want to hear from you!

Why work for us?

  • You’ll be in a role with real purpose - helping to deliver projects focused on Caring for Country and creating meaningful opportunities for Aboriginal people and communities across regional NSW
  • Internal support and mentoring are on tap, with collaboration and cooperation encouraged
  • You’ll become part of an amazing, experienced, professional & friendly team, contributing and learning from some of the best in the field
  • You’ll be working for an organisation whose flexible work environment allows you to better manage your lifestyle and work commitments

We are passionate about what we do, and if you share the same vision and drive, we want to work with you!

Have we got you interested?
Simply submit your resume and a cover letter outlining why this is the job for you. We will then get back in touch after the closing date with the next steps.

Closing Date:  Sunday 29 May 2022 @ 11:55pm

Want more information?
Contact Graham Kelly on 0437 693 443.  You can also download the Role Description.

We will review applications once the advertisement period has closed. Our process includes one assessment task (which could be via video, written responses or presentations) and an in-person (or video) interview. Other checks will include a functional health assessment and reference checking prior to any appointments being made. We would ideally like to have our selected candidate start in June / July.

Additional Information:
A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

All Department of Regional NSW employees are required to show evidence of:

  • being fully vaccinated with a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine and; or
  • having an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or approved COVID19 Vaccination medical exemption at the time of your application submission.

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