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Biodiversity and Fire Program Manager

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Biodiversity and Fire Program Manager position at Cape York NRM. This is a full-time permanent position which is based in the Cooktown office (Atherton office by negotiation).

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 two pages)

The position description and selection criteria are listed in the Application Kit below. 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 Tuesday 22 February 2022 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 email It is anticipated that interviews will be conducted during the week of 28 February 2022.

For further information on this position, please direct enquiries to Maree Willis at All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Position Biodiversity and Fire Program Manager
Reports to Chief Executive Officer
Works with Leadership Team, Biodiversity and Fire Team
Location Cooktown preferred (Atherton by negotiation)
Employment Terms

Full time (75 hours per fortnight)

Classification Level 4.1E
Salary Range

The salary is $105,636 per annum (which includes 5 weeks annual leave) plus 17.5% annual leave loading plus 10% superannuation 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. 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 accountable to the CEO as part of the Cape York NRM Leadership team and works as part of a multi-disciplinary team across the organisation. The Biodiversity and Fire Program Manager will lead the effective planning, delivery and monitoring of projects primarily targeted at sustainable NRM and conservation management; threatened species, fire management and community engagement for landholders across the Cape York NRM region. The purpose of the position is to lead the Biodiversity and Fire team and support the delivery of Cape York NRM Regional Investment related activities, program planning, strategic planning; practice change implementation and evaluation.


Online Application

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