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Help protect wildlife in the iconic Kimberley landscape About AWC:Australian Wildlife Conservancy is the largest private owner and manager of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife across more than 12.9 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre and the Top End. With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, AWC is implementing a dynamic new model for conservation.   Three of AWC’s sanctuaries are in the Kimberley region: Mornington, Marion Downs, and Charnley-River, along with four partnerships, the Dambimangari, Wilinggin, and Yulmbu Aboriginal Corporations, and the Commonwealth Department of Defence controlled Yampi Sound Training Area. In total, these sanctuaries and partnerships cover a combined area of over 4.3 million ha and protect numerous threatened habitats and species. The Wildlife Link Centre for Research and Conservation at Mornington is the base for an award-winning land management and science program. AWC’s mission- to deliver effective conservation for all native animal species and their habitats.About the role:Each year AWC’s undertakes prescribed control burning through a combination of aerial and ground operations. The objective of the program is to reduce the occurrence, extent and impacts of late dry season wildfires, increase the area of ‘long-unburnt’ vegetation, ensure the protection of riparian and rainforest pockets and secure critical assets and cultural sites from fire threats. The Regional Fire Coordinator is responsible for the delivery of the AWC Kimberley fire program.Since its inception the program has expanded and now in partnership with pastoralists, indigenous communities, private sector conservation and government agencies, incorporates 4 AWC sanctuaries, 7 pastoral properties, 2 Indigenous Protected Areas and the Yampi Sound Training Area under Dept of Defence, covering approximately 6.6 million hectares.Reporting to the Regional Operations Manager Kimberley, the Regional Fire Coordinator is responsible for the delivery of:A prescribed burning program that is coordinated across property boundaries.Wildfire suppression activities in association with AWC’s partners and neighbours.Associated planning, monitoring, coordination, logistical support and reporting.About you:The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:proven delivery of "on-ground" fire management results,a track record of excellent communication skills, demonstrating the ability to establish and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders including indigenous communities, pastoralists and government agencies,previous experience living and working in a rural area, preferably remote, and,exceptional planning and organisational skills.This is a unique opportunity to join Australia’s largest non-government conservation organisation and help shape the future of private sector conservation in Australia. Enquiries only:  employment@australianwildlife.org Applications: To submit an application, click ‘APPLY’ on this job and complete an application form. Your application should include CV and covering letter, briefly addressing the critical competencies listed in the detailed job description on our website or the attachment. Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be accepted. Closing date for applications: Sunday 25th September 2022Please note:  Applicants must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident or have a suitable visa in place that allows ongoing full-time work in Australia, in order to apply for this position. Sponsorship is not available. If you apply for this role, AWC will include you in its ongoing updates and communications about its events, activities and fundraising initiatives. You may opt out of these communications at any time. Any application submitted to AWC will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy, available at www.australianwildlife.org/privacy-policy/. By providing us with your contact details, your consent to receive communications and direct educational material will remain current until you advise us otherwise. Applicants must be able to comply with AWC vaccination policy. To learn more about AWC’s Sanctuaries and Partnerships, please visit our website www.australianwildlife.org/sanctuaries/ Regional Fire Coordinator 85000 AUD Broome 6725