About us:

Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (CLCAC) was established over 35 years ago in Burketown to represent the rights & interests of Traditional Owners. Our members are drawn from nine language groups whose traditional lands & waters are located in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. As the recognised Native Title Service Body for the Southern Gulf of Carpentaria region, CLCAC performs statutory functions in accordance with the provisions of the Native Title Act 1993. An elected Board determines the Organisation’s priorities and monitors the progress of native title applications and oversees operational activities and general governance.

CLCAC supports native title, PBC economic development & ranger programs in Burketown, Normanton & Mornington Island. We have a new exciting opportunity to join our organisation.

The Opportunity:

CLCAC is looking for a suitably experienced and enthusiastic person with strong leadership skills to fill the Ranger Coordinator position based at our Gregory (Biddungu) office.  CLCAC is looking to employ someone with the ability to work well in a team and work unsupervised when required. You must also possess the ability to communicate well and respectfully with both indigenous and non-indigenous people.

As Ranger Coordinator you will be responsible for supervising the Ngumari Waanyi Ranger Unit and assisting the Rangers to carry out tasks that help improve and sustain natural resource management in the southern Gulf region.  You will also contribute to the development of project proposals and the implementation of plans and budgets as well as monitor the progress of your team and contribute to community awareness-raising activities.

The ideal applicant for this role will be someone with relevant qualification and/or demonstrated experience in natural resource management field and who is dynamic; relationship and outcome focused; has excellent written and oral communication skills and is willing to work in a remote setting.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

In consultation with the Land and Environment Projects Coordinator, you will be required to:

  • Prepare, implement and monitor work plans and budgets;
  • Recruit and develop the Ngumari Waanyi Ranger group in the Waanyi region;
  • Supervise and assist Rangers carry out tasks to implement natural resource management projects;
  • Provide timely and accurate reports as required;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Traditional Owners, landowners, local government and other Agencies;
  • Undertake negotiation with stakeholders in regard to access to country;
  • Oversee logistical arrangements and data collection associated with scientific research;
  • Provide culturally appropriate information to Traditional Owners regarding natural resource management projects undertaken by the CLCAC; and
  • Contribute and support the implementation and ongoing funding of CLCAC natural resource management projects.

The successful applicant must have managerial knowledge and possess, or be working toward, trade level skills that may include Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management or equivalent.

What we offer:

This position is a full-time position and to be based at Gregory (Biddungu):

  • Salary Range: $67,834 - $69,966 per annum depending on skills and experience.
  • The CLCAC is a Private Benevolent Institution: Salary sacrifice arrangements are available.
  • Leave entitlements will include 5 weeks annual leave plus paid shutdown over Christmas.

To Apply:

To be considered for this role applications must be submitted directly to hr@clcac.com.au by the closing date and must include:

  1. A covering letter (1 page only);
  2. A separate attachment outlining your experience against the Selection Criteria (no longer than 2 pages); and
  3. A current resume, including the names and contact details of at least two referees (no longer than 4 pages).

Selection Criteria:

  1. Ability to supervise and lead teams;
  2. Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines;
  3. Effective written and oral communication skills;
  4. Good communication, negotiation and community consultation skills including ability to work with an advisory group and as a member of a team;
  5. Experience with the development and implementation of annual work plans and budgets;
  6. Demonstrated understanding of Work Health & Safety while working in a remote area; and
  7. Current ‘C’ class driver’s licence and Blue Card Positive Notice “Working with Children” (WCC) or the ability to obtain one.

Qualified Indigenous persons are encouraged to apply.

Please ensure your application is marked ‘Private and Confidential’ and addressed to:

Janine Copland

People and Payroll Officer

Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

PO Box 6662

Cairns QLD 4870

Or email to: hr@clcac.com.au

Applications close 5pm AEST Monday 8 November 2021.

Should you require any assistance in submitting your application, please do not hesitate to contact Mark Hogno, Land and Environment Projects Coordinator, on 0427 138 325.

To obtain a copy of the full Position Description please contact Janine Copland (People and Payroll Officer) on 07 4041 3833.


Release date:
8 Nov 2021
Corporate News

Upcoming and recent events

Event date:
28 Sep 2014

Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation 30 Year Anniversary Celebrations.

Event date:
15 Mar 2014
CLCAC hosted the region's first Indigenous Economic Development Summit in Burketown (March 2014). The Summit was called by Traditional Owners, key industry and business leaders and government officials. Key topics included tourism and small business opportunities.
Event date:
15 Oct 2013
The Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (CLCAC) held an Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Burketown Shire Council Hall on 16 October 2013.

Stories on country

13 May 2020

CLCAC’s Native Title Holders may be aware that the federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s Geological and Bioregional Assessment Program (GBA Program) were pursuing a three stage program of investigations into the potential for shale gas fields in the Gulf region (fracking).

26 Oct 2016

Designation of Gangalidda People’s traditional country on the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership Network

18 Mar 2016

Ten Gangalidda and Garawa Rangers recently completed another round of shorebird identification training with renowned ornithologist (bird expert) Roger Jaensch.  The training session also included a survey of known bird roosts found between the Leichhardt and Albert River mouths.  Though conditions were extremely hot and the going was tough on our team, several thousand birds were observed roosting on the intertidal flats between the river mouths.  Such data adds to the recent nomination of Tarrant (located immediately to the west of the survey area) for its inclusion as a distinct site wit

10 Mar 2016

CLCAC Rangers completed the last round of training required to complete their Certificate II in Remote Crocodile Management on 4 March, in an intensive two week training program that included weekend work.  This round of training focused on nest surveys and egg incubation. 


With the completion of their training to a Certificate II level the Rangers can begin to explore commercial enterprises involving crocodile management, a long-time aspiration of local Traditional Owner groups. 


2 Apr 2015

 Native title rights and interests were yesterday formally recognised in Burketown by the Federal Court of Australia over a number of culturally significant areas and sites, including:

19 Mar 2015

Members and Traditional Owners please be aware that the person (David Nilsson) referred to in the attached 60 Minute Report as a Carbon Cowboy is attempting to engage Traditional Owner groups in the Lower Gulf.