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Geospatial Services Team Leader

Job No: 116064
Location: Alice Springs

  • Oversee a small geospatial services team for the local region!
  • Enjoy an attractive remuneration range of $76,093 PLUS super, PLUS salary sacrifice options PLUS remote area allowance!
  • Relocation assistance and fully furnished subsidised housing for your first 4 months in the role!
  • Full time role with flexible working hours, enjoy great work-life balance!

About the Organisation

The Central Land Council (CLC) is a Commonwealth Government statutory authority covering the entire southern half of the Northern Territory - an area of 776,549 square kilometres. The Council consists of 90 Aboriginal people elected from communities in the southern half of the Northern Territory. More than 250 people work at the CLC and at least half of its employees are Aboriginal.

The Central Land Council provides a number of services for the benefit of traditional owners and other Aboriginal residents of the CLC region, including:

  • Providing a strong voice for the Aboriginal people of Central Australia;
  • Helping Aboriginal people get back country;
  • Helping Aboriginal people manage their land;
  • Consulting with landowners on mining activity, employment, development and other land use proposals;
  • Protecting Aboriginal culture and sacred sites;
  • Assisting with economic projects on Aboriginal land;
  • Promoting community development and improving service delivery;
  • Fighting for legal recognition of Aboriginal people's rights;
  • Helping resolve land disputes, native title claims and compensation cases; and
  • Running the permit system for visitors to Aboriginal land.  

For more information on The Central Land Council, you can visit the website here.

About the Opportunity

Join The Central Land Council as a Geospatial Services Team Leader in a full time position based in Alice Springs. This is an exciting opportunity to provide GIS services to a region of over area of 776,549 square kilometres.

Reporting to the Computer Services Manager, you'll be responsible for the coordination and provision of Geographical Information System (GIS) services to The Central Land Council, including cartographic production and GIS maintenance and development duties. 

Some of your key responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Supervising, planning and coordinating the performance of Geospatial Services Unit staff and consultants in accordance with the CLC's organisational objectives;
  • Developing and maintaining business processes and procedures of the Geospatial Services Unit;
  • Supervising, planning and coordinating the development and maintenance of spatial datasets including procedures, metadata, quality assurance and conventions;
  • Acting as a project manager, supervise, plan and coordinate the development and maintenance of CLC GIS spatial applications and systems; and
  • Developing customised map products using GIS data and software.

The Geospatial Services Team Leader will work closely and collaboratively with other operational sections of the CLC and develop and maintain good working relationships with CLC constituents, partner organisations and government and non-government agencies.

To find our more about the position, please click here.

About You

The successful candidate will need a strong background in GIS development with experience in GIS design, function and application including knowledge of cartography. Relevant tertiary qualifications in GIS would be preferred but a qualifications in science or ecology will also be considered. Demonstrated experience is essential.

Importantly, you'll need demonstrated ability in working as part of a team under limited direction, initiating and setting priorities, responding effectively to challenges and initiating and completing projects. You'll thrive in a busy office environment and be able to juggle competing priorities with ease as you follow complex projects through from initial conception through to completion. 

You will be known for your attention to detail; with the ability to work autonomously as this is an office/desk based role.

You will have sound written and oral communications skills, with an emphasis on diplomacy, and the ability to communicate effectively in writing with staff, clients, suppliers and contractors. 

Strong computer literacy is a must for this position, and a working knowledge of Esri ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro, Esri Enterprise suite (SQL Server) as well as Python scripting, will be highly regarded. Other preferred experience includes:

  • Sound experience with spatial data formats and spatial software platforms 
  • Designing or maintaining of relational databases and/or ESRI Geodatabases; or
  • Using a large-format plotter to print maps and other imagery with custom sizes up to and including A0.

It is a requirement of The Central Land Council for the successful candidate to obtain an Ochre card (Working with vulnerable people) prior to commencing the position.

About the Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a devoted land council, helping traditional land owners. You'll have the chance to provide GIS services to an area covering the entire southern half of the Northern Territory and over 90 communities. 

Central Land Council are dedicated to delivering ongoing professional development and career progression for their people. You'll have the opportunity to undertake ongoing learning opportunities to further grow your specialisation in this exciting and very important industry. 

In return for your hard work and dedication, you'll be rewarded with an attractive salary range of $76,093 plus 12.5% super, salary sacrifice options, remote area allowance, a yearly airfare allowance and subsidised, fully furnished accommodation for the first 4 months!

 

Most importantly, this role will allow you to work in a diverse environment where you have the potential to affect real change. 

If you're interested in joining an innovative Land Council in Australia and want to make a real difference - Apply Now!

Please note, applications for this role close on October 17th 2019 at 6pm (AEST).

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