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Mapping Team Leader

Job No: 73724
Location: Alice Springs

  • Oversee a small Mapping team and provision of GIS services for the local region!
  • Enjoy an attractive remuneration range of $72,428 - $83,199 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 200 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.
  • Running the permit system for visitors to Aboriginal land.  

About the Opportunity

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

Reporting to the Computer Services Manager, you'll be working closely with the members of the Mapping Unit to ensure the smooth running of the unit and the delivery of services including Cartographic map production and GIS maintenance duties, within set time frames. 

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

  • Coordinating the activities for the Mapping Unit including map request allocation and prioritisation of work;
  • Developing customised map products using GIS data and software;
  • Tracking job progress through to completion;
  • Maintaining the metadata related to map projects and all relevant documentation;
  • Driving spatial data sets including maintenance procedures, naming conventions and operational guidelines;
  • Implementing GIS application systems and acting as a project manager for any related projects; and
  • Performing ad-hoc tasks as required. 

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 will be beneficial but are not essential for your success in this role. 

Importantly, you'll need demonstrated experience managing a small team including the implementation of work plans and staff professional development plans. You'll be a motivated self-starter with the ability to creatively problem solve as required and a love of working autonomously. You'll thrive in a busy environment and be able to juggle competing priorities with ease as you follow complex projects through from initial conception through to completion. 

Working with internal stakeholders and external consultants, you'll have strong verbal and written communication skills as well as a friendly and calm attitude as you build effective working relationships across the organisation.

Strong computer literacy is a must for this position, and a working knowledge of Esri ArcGIS or ArcIMS software and web development languages such as HTML, JavaScript and is highly desirable. Other preferred experience includes:

  • Manipulating of a range of spatial data formats such as shapefiles, gpx, Mid/Mif, dxf or kml/kmz;
  • Working with spatial software platforms including Google Earth Pro, Open source GIS, DNR GPS/Garmin, XTools Pro, ETGeowizards, Custom Add-ins – Google View, symbology and styles (label definitions) and CAD;
  • 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.

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 mapping 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 $72,428 - $83,199  plus super, salary sacrifice options, remote area 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 January 15th, 2016 at 5pm AEST.

Central Land Council are also recruiting for the following positions: Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) Coordinator, Regional Rural Enterprise Officer, and an Electronic Documents & Records Management Systems Officer. If you're interested in applying for any of these roles, click the title of the position to be re-directed to it's online application form.

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