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Fire Coordinator

Thank you for your interest in applying for a position/s at Cape York NRM. Currently, there are three vacant positions that are listed below.

  1. Fire Coordinator
  2. Coastal Ecosystems Coordinator
  3. Sustainable Industries Officer

These are fixed-term full-time positions until 30 July 2023 and can be based from Atherton, Mareeba or Cooktown.
Applications must be submitted online at The online application process includes the submission of the following:

  1. The completion of an online application form.
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume (maximum 5 pages)
  4. A separate document addressing the selection criteria (maximum three pages).

The selection criteria are listed in the attached position description/s. 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, 12 October 2020 and your application must be submitted by 4:00 PM (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 (Kelly O’Kane on 0428 278 265).

Applicants can apply for more than one position but must submit separate applications.
For further information on these positions, please direct enquiries to Sarah Hoyal (Fire Coordinator or Coastal Ecosystems Coordinator) on 0488 681 916 or Michael Goddard (Sustainable Industries Officer) on 0498 760 022. All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.


Position Fire Coordinator
Reports to Biodiversity and Fire Program Manager
Works with Biodiversity and Fire Team
Location Cooktown preferred (other location by negotiation)
Employment Terms

Fixed Term until 30 July 2023 (with possible extension)

Full time (75 hours per fortnight)

Classification Level 3.1
Salary Range The salary package range from 1 July 2019 is $85,845 – $92,921 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.

Cape York NRM is a member of the North Queensland NRM Alliance (the Alliance) with Terrain NRM and Northern Gulf Resource Management Group. The Alliance aims to deliver more effective NRM services through sharing resources, delivering cross-regional projects and collectively operates across all of Far North Qld.

The Fire Coordinator 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 on Cape York and will work across tenures and stakeholders to support land managers to improve fire management for conservation and production outcomes.

This position is accountable to the Biodiversity and Fire Program Manager and works as part of a multidisciplinary team across the organisation. The position will focus on improving governance and coordination of cross-regional fire management at the local and regional scales that are central to improving the delivery of fire management across Cape York and identifying obstacles and opportunities for improvement. This includes coordinating the delivery of fire-related components of funded programs, the development of fire management cluster groups and relevant grazing land management actions, supporting the development of property plans, and supporting multiple-faceted fire management priorities (such as conservation, carbon credits and cultural purposes).



Online Application

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