Central Land Council Careers – Ranger Training Officer

Website Central Land Council

Job Description:

Identify and address the training needs of indigenous community ranger groups in the CLC region to enable them to effectively undertake cultural and natural resource management actions relevant to their area of operation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop individual ranger training plans for each ranger group to meet their individual needs and aspirations;
  • Identify or formulate training packages appropriate for meeting ranger training needs and facilitate delivery of accredited and non-accredited training to rangers by existing training providers and other relevant organisations in remote, on-ground and town-based settings as required;
  • Identify educational pathways that assist in the professional development of Aboriginal rangers and facilitate and support their participation;
  • Support ranger group coordinators in the delivery of work-place training, as appropriate;
  • Liaise with training providers and ranger group coordinators to establish and maintain an up-to-date database of all training undertaken and completed by CLC ranger program participants and identify and facilitate additional training required to progress rangers to certificate level qualifications in Conservation & Land Management and related fields;
  • Provide information on Ranger group participation and performance as required to meet the reporting requirements of the CLC and external funding agreements relevant to the functions of the position;
  • Support ranger group coordinators in maintaining a safe working environment by reviewing and promoting best practice WH&S standards for the range of tasks undertaken eg. handling of recommended herbicides for the treatment and control of weeds
  • Assess the training needs of indigenous community ranger groups in the CLC region to safely and effectively implement approved work programs in natural and cultural resource management;
  • Develop and implement a CLC Ranger Training Plan to address shared training requirements of CLC ranger groups in a co-ordinated manner, including pre-vocational, compulsory workplace, literacy and numeracy training, certificate level and more specialised training requirements to equip rangers with the skills necessary to respond to regional issues and opportunities;

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Aboriginal society and culture and an understanding of relevant issues in the contemporary Australian context.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for community-based planning and engagement in a natural resource management or comparable context.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the overall context in which the Central Land Council operates.
  • A working familiarity with programs, agencies and providers relevant to indigenous employment and training in Central Australia.
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and competency-based certificates relevant to the practical implementation and co-ordination of on-ground land management programs e.g. weed-spraying,
    fire-management, heavy machinery use, feral animal control.
  • A demonstrated aptitude for other languages or familiarity and experience with a Central Australian language would be an advantage

Job Details:

Company: Central Land Council

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, AU

Application Deadline: N/A

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