Implementation officer

Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC

In September 2015, the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura peoples celebrated their Native Title Determination. The Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura Aboriginal Corporation (PKKPAC) RNTBC, was established to protect the rights and interests of their peoples who have traditional rights to lands and waters that cover approximately 10,888 square kilometres of Western Australia’s Pilbara region, between Onslow and Tom Price.

Closing date: 

9am, 12 April 2017


Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)


Western Australia

Job category: 

  • Project officer roles

Type of vacancy: 

Full time

Salary and conditions: 

$100–120,000 per annum

Job description/overview: 

This newly created position will report to the CEO and will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Regional Standards and other rights and obligations that have been agreed under the terms of the RTIO and PKKP Claim Wide Participation Agreement (CWPA).

The Implementation Officer will be required to work closely with Rio Tinto employees, and engage with the PKKP community to ensure all agreement joint goals and commitments are fulfilled. The duties will include:

  • maintaining a suitable CWPA compliance register;
  • co-ordinating the communication and required meetings of various PKKP and Rio Tinto working groups involved in the Implementation Plan;
  • supporting day-to-day cultural heritage and land management activities;
  • providing logistical support to PKKP cultural survey teams, including travel arrangements and ensure occupational work, health and safety;
  • maintaining a close working relationship with all stakeholders engaged in PKKP cultural heritage and land management matters.

IT literate, with a proficiency in the use of business systems and managing databases, you possess demonstrated experience in project planning including the management of multiple tasks through to successful completion. This will be complemented by your strong organisational and communication skills.

Experience in coordinating field surveys, including booking transport, equipment and land access for field survey teams will be highly regarded.

Having a strong understanding of and the ability to relate to Aboriginal people, their culture and traditions will be essential. Aboriginal people and those from the PKKP language groups are encouraged to apply.

Intending applicants should be aware that the position will be based in Karratha, and that periodic travel to both remote communities and mine sites within the Pilbara will be necessary. This position is not considered to be Fly in Fly out.

A competitive remuneration package including salary, superannuation and motor vehicle will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Contact person and how to apply: 

A copy of the position description may be obtained by calling Lester Blades on 9221 0744.

Applications may be made in Word format to Lester Blades – Executive Search, Selection & Retention at quoting Reference LB301968.

Initial telephone enquiries to James Fairbairn are welcome on 9221 0744.

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