Chief Executive Officer

(Ref: 1910)

DSS is looking for its first dedicated Chief Executive Officer.

Since incorporation in 2012, DSS has operated under a CEO shared with its parent company, Central Desert Native Title Services Ltd.

Engaging a dedicated CEO is the next important step in a differentiation process set in train by the DSS board two years ago.

We would like to attract someone who can see and seize upon opportunities in a challenging environment and provide value to a constituency that for too long has had limited access to choice or opportunity.

DSS is a social enterprise providing a range of services that are geared towards supporting Aboriginal Corporations to achieve a sustainable and independent future, focusing on building capacity by empowering local and regional decision making.

Our services include secretariat, project development and management, accounting, book keeping and labour hire and they are provided via service agreements to Aboriginal Corporations on a fee-for-service basis.

At this critical point in the organisation’s development, we are looking for a strategic thinker and a first class collaborator capable of growing an already solid business into the premier service providing high quality, cost effective and targeted services across the desert region of WA and beyond.

Please Click here for a detailed duty statement and selection criteria.

Applications close: Tuesday 27 August, 2019 at 9am.

To Apply:

1.     Complete the details requested under the ‘Application Form’ template below.

2.     Upload your resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria in PDF format.


Bush Heritage Australia is advertising the following

‘Healthy Country Manager’ position

This role is to be based in the Desert Support Services Office.

All information in regards to applying for this position can be found in the below link:

http://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/Members/BushHeritage/healthy-country-manager---wa-desert


Casual Recruitment Pool

Expression of Interest

Desert Support Services (DSS) is establishing a recruitment 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 might be suited to future positions within Desert Support Services.

When applicants lodge their interest for consideration in the recruitment 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 possible future position/s available will be contract for interview for the recruitment pool.

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

A pool will generally continue for a twelve (12) month period. If you are in a pool you may be offered a position 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 recruitment pool; or

·      unsuccessful in your application.

Please be aware that your application will remain in the pool until the recruitment process finishes before being removed. If you would like your application to remain in the pool after twelve (12) months please ensure you reapply with an updated application.

Applicants wishing to apply to the recruitment pool should read the following forms:

Recruitment Pool Information Sheet

We have 3 employment categories that applicants can apply for

Please click below for the Job Descriptions:

Ranger Program Support

Remote Construction Support

Field and Logistics Support

How to lodge your expression of interest:

1.     Complete the details requested under the ‘Application Form’ template below.

2.     Upload your Resume in PDF format.

3.     Upload your completed DSS Employment EOI form found here under the ‘Upload Cover Letter’ section below.

4.     Press Submit.

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 a position is vacant 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.