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As the largest peak Indigenous organisation in Australia, the Northern Land Council (NLC) provides a family-friendly and flexible team environment with attractive remuneration packages, five weeks annual leave, district allowance, super, salary sacrifice, airfares and other entitlements.

Opportunities that are available are posted regularly on this page.

Learning on Country Project Officer (N54) - Fixed Term Contract until 30 April 2021

Opening: Jan 20, 2020
Closing: Feb 02, 2020
Location: Darwin, NT
Salary: PO2 $73,898 - $86,351 pa + allowances

The Learning on Country Project Officer will work in partnership with the management team, the Steering Committee and with local sites to deliver a number of priority projects, including program and process evaluation, development of a communication strategy and program prospectus, and the establishment of reliable, effective and sustainable training partnerships for LOC participants.

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Wardaman Indigenous Protected Area Coordinator (N49) - 3 Year Contract

Opening: Jan 20, 2020
Closing: Feb 09, 2020
Location: Katherine, NT
Salary: PO2 $73,898 - $86,351 pa + allowances

This Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) Coordinator role will work closely with the Wardaman IPA Aboriginal Corporation, Traditional Owners and other stakeholders, including the day to day supervision of Ranger teams and supporting of women and youth engagement activities, to facilitate the implementation of the Wardaman IPA Management Plan.

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Ranger Group Development Officer (N62) - 12 Month Contract (with possibility of extension)

Opening: Jan 20, 2020
Closing: Feb 09, 2020
Location: Kununurra, WA
Salary: SPO $89, 275 - $100,166 pa + allowances

This role involves working with Seafarms, Native Title Holders and other partners to complete the planning and establishment phase of the project and the development of a permanent Indigenous ranger group. The position is located in Kununurra with substantial periods operating in and around the proposed Seafarms site and adjacent areas.

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Environmental Policy Officer – Policy & Stakeholder Engagement (DS09) - Continuous Contract

Opening: Jan 20, 2020
Closing: Feb 03, 2020
Location: Darwin, NT
Salary: SPO $89,275 – $100,166 pa + allowances

A primary focus of the Environmental Policy Officer position is to carry out research, develop policies, position papers and reports, and liaise and maintain effective networks with relevant agencies and government departments in relation to environmental and other policy matters affecting the Northern Land Council and its constituents.

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Research & Policy Officer – Policy & Stakeholder Engagement (DS08) - Continuous Contract

Opening: Jan 20, 2020
Closing: Feb 03, 2020
Location: Darwin, NT
Salary: PO2 $73,898 – $86,351 pa + allowances

A primary focus of the Research & Policy Officer position is to carry out research, develop policies, position papers and reports, and liaise with relevant agencies and government departments relating to policy matters affecting the Northern Land Council and its constituents.

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Mardbalk Ranger Group Coordinator (NT87) - Fixed Term Contract Until 30 June 2021

Opening: Jan 20, 2020
Closing: Feb 02, 2020
Location: Darwin and/or Warruwi - South Goulburn Island, NT
Salary: A06/PO2 $72,258 - $86,351 pa + allowances

This position is responsible for coordinating the Mardbalk Ranger Group and for working with Aboriginal land and sea owners and managers across multiple islands and sea country as well as mainland areas, to maximise their participation in all Caring for Country activities.

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Lawyers and Senior Lawyers (L23, L27 and L08) - Up to 3 years

Opening: Dec 20, 2019
Closing: Jan 31, 2020
Location: Darwin, NT
Salary: L1E to L2B ($73,898 - $123,340 pa) + entitlements

NLC is seeking 1x land claim lawyer and 2x native title lawyers to join our busy Legal Branch.

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Legal Practice Manager - Land Rights (L02) - 3 Year Contract

Opening: Dec 20, 2019
Closing: Jan 31, 2020
Location: Darwin, NT
Salary: Negotiated contract

The NLC is seeking a senior practitioner with management experience to join our vibrant Legal Branch as the Legal Practice Manager (Land Rights). This role reports to the Principal Legal Officer and works closely with the Legal Practice Manager (Native Title) and Legal Practice Manager (Land Claims).

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