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Fire Management Project Coordinator

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Fire Management Project Coordinator position at Cape York NRM.  This is a full time fixed term position (until 30 July 2020) which is based in our Cooktown Office.

To be considered for this position applications must be submitted online at  The online application process includes the submission of the following:

  1. Online application form
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume (maximum 5 pages)
  4. A separate document addressing the selection criteria (maximum of two pages).  The selection criteria is listed in the attached position description.  Please provide a concise description and examples of how you consider you meet each of the criteria and use headings to clearly show which selection criteria is being addressed.

The closing date for applications is Monday 16 September 2019 and your application must be submitted by 9 am (AEST).  Upon receipt of your application, you will be sent a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours, please contact Denise Hinks on 0429 007 954. It is anticipated that interviews will be conducted during the week of 16 September 2019.

For further information on this position, please email enquiries to Kerri Woodcock (  All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Position Fire Management Project Coordinator
Reports to Biodiversity and Fire Program Manager
Works with Biodiversity and Fire Team
Location Cooktown 
Employment Terms Fixed Term until 30 July 2020 (with possible extension) Full time (75 hours per fortnight)
Classification Level 3.1
Salary Range The salary package range from 6 August 2018 is $83,908 – $90,824 per annum full time equivalent (includes annual leave plus 17.5% annual leave loading and super guarantee)

About this role

Cape York Natural Resource Management (Cape York NRM) is a not-for-profit organisation that works to encourage voluntary adoption of improved natural resource management across all land tenures and land uses on Cape York. We focus on achieving positive outcomes for the people of Cape York through the coordination and delivery of high-quality programs that meet the standards of both government and commercial clients.

The position is responsible for facilitating effective engagement and participation of Cape York people in improved fire management. The position is responsible for building and maintaining networks and partnerships that improve fire management on Cape York and will work across tenures and stakeholders to support land managers to improve fire management for conservation and production outcomes.

The position will focus on improving governance of fire management across scales that are central to improving delivery of fire management across Cape York and identify obstacles and opportunities for improvement.  This includes coordinating the delivery of the Land Restoration Funded project working with landholders in the Normanby Basin, providing support and accurate information to Cape York land managers for opportunities to participate in the carbon economy in relation to fire management, work with State Government agencies and fire management groups for improved coordination, support Indigenous ecological burning and burning for conservation.


Online Application

One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx.
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx.
One file only.
2 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx.