PBC Support officer

Based in East Perth

12 Month Maximum Full Time Position

Located in East Perth, the Central Desert Group is committed to achieving the best native title outcomes for the Traditional Owners of the Central Desert region of Western Australia and to assisting our clients to use their traditional lands to fulfil their highest social, cultural and economic aspirations.

As part of the Central Desert Group,Desert Support Services Pty Ltd(DSS) provide 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.

We are seeking applications for the role of Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) Support Officer to work closely with and support our PBC clients to progress and manage their business. 

The PBC Support Officer is an important ‘front line’ position that provides a direct interface between PBC clients, the company, other service providers and PBC stakeholders.  

If you can address the following selection criteria, then this job could be for you! 

Do you have:                                                                                  

·       Experience in dealing with sensitive and challenging public enquiries by telephone and face to face, in a courteous and helpful fashion;

·       Experience in and/or aptitude for working with Aboriginal people, particularly in remote communities;

·       Well-developed interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to communicate clear information to clients and stakeholders;

·       A high degree of computer literacy including proficiency with Excel, Word and Outlook;

·       Effective time management skills with an ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines;

·       Demonstrated commitment to customer service excellence and continuous improvement;

·       Analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to influence others;

·       The ability to achieve results individually and as part of a team;

·       Demonstrated self-motivation with initiative;

·       The ability to travel to remote and other locations as required by 4wd vehicle, light aircraft or scheduled flight as required; and

·       A current ‘C’ class driver’s license.

The successful person will be based in our Perth office and be available to travel to remote desert communities. 

This role is Full-Time fixed-term for 12 months.

How do you apply for this fantastic position that offers an opportunity to work in a progressive, rewarding and hands-on working environment? 


1.    Click here to download the Duty Statement and Selection Criteria;

2.    Complete a Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria provided*; 

3.    Submit your Resume and Cover Letter in PDF format on the website; and 

4.    Follow the prompts on the Desert Support Services Website.

*Note: Applications will only be accepted when submitted through the Desert Support Services website and when accompanied by a detailed Cover Letter.  If you can do this, you are one step closer in the recruitment process!

Applications close Friday 2ndAugust 2019, 9.00am.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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Fire Management Officer


12 months with potential to extend

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.

This is an exciting position within the 10 Deserts Project (10DP) supporting regional fire management activity.

The 10DP is an Indigenous led partnership which aims to build environmental resilience, improve Indigenous well-being and create a strong Indigenous voice for Australia’s deserts.  It will do this by building the capacity of Indigenous people and organisations to look after their country through a range of regional and local project activities.

More information about the project can be found atwww.tendeserts.org

The Fire Management Officer will Support the regional fire management project activity for the 10 Deserts Project (“the project”) which aims to address a key common threat across the deserts (altered fire regimes) by building the capacity of Indigenous people and organisations at a local and regional level. They will work and liaise with other relevant project activities such as the carbon and co-benefits activities to achieve the overall project outcomes. Also promote and report on the Project’s outcomes

The person we are seeking will be suitably qualified or have significant experience of fire management in the desert, be able to build strong collaborations amongst partners and stakeholders as well as have a background and commitment to working with traditional owners in remote desert communities.

This position will report to the Regional Fire Management Coordinator. They will be part of a small project management team headed up by the General Manager - Ten Deserts Project This position will be based in East Perth and initially be located within DSS who is managing the 10DP but will eventually transition to Indigenous Desert Alliance http://indigenousdesertalliance.com/

For further information on this position, contact Peter See on Phone: 0419 732 970 or petersee@dss.org.au, or in relation to the application process the DSS office on 9425 2099.

Click here for the Duty Statement and Selection Criteria.

How do you apply? 

  • Download the Duty Statement and Selection Criteria document located above.

  • Complete a Cover Letter expressing your interest and suitability for the advertised position.

  • Complete a written response clearly addressing all the areas outlined under the Selection Criteria. This includes the essential and desirable qualifications, skills and experience*

  • Submit your Resume and Cover Letter with the Selection Criteria attached in PDF formatto the Application Form below.

  • Follow the prompts as directed.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications close 9am Monday July 22nd (WST)**

*Applications that do not include a completed Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria will not be accepted.

**Late applications will not be accepted.

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: