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Senior Anthropologist - Land Claims (A29)

Location: Darwin HO

Closing: Mon, June 05, 2017

Salary: Negotiated Contract

Classification: Anthropology Branch

Position: A29 LAND CLAIMS
An exciting and historic opportunity exists for an experienced Land Claims Anthropologist to be part of a team to coordinate, research and write expert reports, to finalise remaining land claims within the NLC region, in accordance with the Land Commissioner’s Practice Directions.

The successful applicants will be responsible for undertaking high level Anthropological research and report writing to ensure that accurate and up-to-date information is held by the Northern Land Council in relation to Traditional Owners and their land interests.
You will possess a Degree in Anthropology or related discipline, and comprehensive post graduate experience in self-directed anthropological research and authorship of high level reports, with extensive field research experience with Aboriginal people.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work under pressure within a multi-disciplinary team and assist with consultations with Traditional Owners is required.
Applicants should have a demonstrated understanding of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976, and the Native Title Act 1993, with the capacity to articulate the rights and interests of Aboriginal people within the NLC’s area of responsibility. Both positions are based in Darwin, however significant travel to remote areas using 4WD vehicles is involved so possession of a ‘C’ class drivers licence and ability to drive safely is essential.

Senior Anthropologist - Native Title (A20)

Location: Darwin HO

Closing: Mon, June 05, 2017

Salary: Negotiated Contract

Classification: Anthropology Branch

The NLC is at the forefront of Native Title work and is progressing numerous applications, agreements and settlement negotiations. An experienced Anthropologist is required to prepare ‘connection reports’ and materials to assist with ongoing Native Title proceedings.

The successful applicants will be responsible for undertaking high level Anthropological research and report writing to ensure that accurate and up-to-date information is held by the Northern Land Council in relation to Traditional Owners and their land interests.
You will possess a Degree in Anthropology or related discipline, and comprehensive post graduate experience in self-directed anthropological research and authorship of high level reports, with extensive field research experience with Aboriginal people.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work under pressure within a multi-disciplinary team and assist with consultations with Traditional Owners is required.
Applicants should have a demonstrated understanding of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976, and the Native Title Act 1993, with the capacity to articulate the rights and interests of Aboriginal people within the NLC’s area of responsibility. Both positions are based in Darwin, however significant travel to remote areas using 4WD vehicles is involved so possession of a ‘C’ class drivers licence and ability to drive safely is essential.

Legal Advsier (L06)

Location: Darwin HO

Closing: Mon, June 05, 2017

Salary: Base Salary L2 ($95,378 to $99,208) pa + entitlements

Classification: Legal Branch

The Northern Land Council (NLC) is an independent statutory authority of the Commonwealth responsible for assisting Aboriginal peoples in the Top End of the Northern Territory to acquire and manage their traditional lands and seas. The NLC is a large and dynamic Aboriginal organisation with a specialised legal practice looking after a broad range of legal functions that NLC undertakes on a daily basis - particularly issues involving land and sea claims, commercial land use, mining and leasing agreements. The NLC’s legal branch is currently conducting the leading test case in relation to native title compensation in the Full Federal Court of Australia. NLC’s legal team provides legal advice in relation to the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth) (ALRA), the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) and other legislation and law affecting relevant Aboriginal peoples and groups in the NLC’s jurisdiction.
We are seeking a full time and experienced solicitor to add to our vibrant team which currently consists of the Principal Legal Officer, two Legal Practice Managers (one for each of ALRA and Native Title) and seven solicitors.
The key focus of this role is to represent, assist and advise Traditional Owners in matters arising from the acquisition, use, occupation and management of their land under ALRA and the Native Title Act. Working with a team of lawyers, you will use your strong communication skills to engage in effective consultations and represent Traditional Owners, native title holders and the NLC at meetings and in negotiations with government and third parties. You will be working in an exciting, challenging and dynamic environment with excellent career development opportunities. Attractive remuneration including relocation assistance and a range of additional benefits is offered. Applicants with substantive litigation experience especially in the Federal Court of Australia will be highly regarded.