Current Vacancies:


Partner Program Leader

10 Deserts Project

We are looking for a smart, innovative and experienced person to fill this position to oversee the implementation and successful delivery of key activities via our project partners. 

The 10 Deserts Project is a major Indigenous land management collaboration across Australia’s deserts with the support of international and regional conservation organisations. The project aims to enhance environmental resilience, improve Indigenous livelihoods and develop a strong Indigenous representative body for Indigenous rangers and their organisations across the deserts.

Located in East Perth, Desert Support Services Pty Ltd (DSS - part of the Central Desert Group) is committed to assisting traditional owners and their representative bodies to use their traditional lands to fulfil their social, cultural and economic aspirations to achieve a sustainable and independent future.

If you are keen to work with a progressive not-for-profit organisation in Indigenous affairs then this position could be for you.

The successful person will have:

  1. Experience working at an operational level with Indigenous organisations and traditional owners in remote desert communities;
  2. Experience in the management, reporting and acquittal of grants including management of budgets;
  3. Relevant skills and experience in collaborative projects.
  4. Good written and oral communication skills.
  5. Excellent Microsoft Office skills particularly with Word, Excel and Outlook.
  6. A current National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check.

It is expected that the successful candidates will be based in our Perth office and be available to travel to remote desert communities or interstate as required.

We can offer you:

  • attractive staff benefits such as salary sacrificing;
  • a great team environment; and
  • flexibility for professional development.

Click here for the detailed Duty Statement.

How do you apply?

We are seeking expressions of interest outlining your experience and what you can bring to the role. 

Please email to hr@dss.org.au and attach your resume. 

Expressions of interest will be shortlisted and potential candidates will be invited to submit a detailed response to the selection criteria.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Expressions of Interest close Monday 3 September 2018, 4.30pm (WST)



Desert Support Services (DSS) is establishing a casual employment pool where suitable applicants can apply to work for our industry-leading organisation. We use recruitment pools to develop groups of people who we feel are suited to assist in casual roles on an as needs basis plus they may be suited to future positions within Desert Support Services.

When applicants lodge their interest for consideration in the casual employment pool, their application is passed on to our Senior Management Team for assessment. Applicants who we believe have the necessary qualification/s, experience and skillsets that match casual opportunities will be contacted for interview for the casual employment pool.

When applicants are part of a pool, we can offer them casual vacancies that come up if their qualifications, experience and skillsets match the opportunity available.

A pool will generally continue for a twelve (12) month period. If you are in a pool you may be offered an opportunity within the relevant time period, however your appointment to a position is not guaranteed.

Everyone who receives an interview is advised in writing of the outcome of their application. You will be advised that you have been:

  • recommended for the casual employment pool; or
  • unsuccessful in your application.

If you would like your application to remain in the casual employment pool after twelve (12) months please ensure you reapply with an updated application.

Applicants wishing to apply to the casual employment pool should read the following forms:

Casual Employment Pool Information Sheet

Employment Position Description(s):

Casual Field and Logistics Support

Casual Ranger Program Support

Casual Remote Construction Support

Applicants wishing to apply to the casual employment pool should complete the following EOI form

DSS Employment EOI Form

To lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) please see the instructions for job applicants below. 

Due to the large number of applicants we anticipate to receive we are unable to reply to every candidate who lodges an expression of interest. However, if an opportunity is identified and you possess the necessary skills and qualifications for the role a member of our team will be in contact with you.

DSS embraces diversity and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, young people and people with disabilities.

Additional Information

How to Address Selection Criteria - Click Here for Information provided by Work for SA

For more information contact the HR Officer on 9425 2099

For further employment opportunities within the Central Desert Group visit The Central Desert Website


Instructions for Job Applicants

Please email your job application to hr@dss.org.au

In the email subject line please write the name of the position for which you are applying

So that we can contact you about the position, in the body of the email please write your full name and indicate your contact preference i.e. provide mobile or preferred email address.  

Please attach the following documents in pdf form:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • A document addressing the selection criteria

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