Corporate Services and Project Support Officer

About us:

Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (CLCAC) was established over 33 years ago in Burketown to represent the rights & interests of Traditional Owners. Our members are drawn from nine language groups whose traditional lands & waters are located in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. As the recognised Native Title Service Body for the Southern Gulf of Carpentaria region, CLCAC performs statutory functions in accordance with the provisions of the Native Title Act 1993.  An elected Board determines the Organisation’s priorities and monitors the progress of native title applications and oversees operational activities and general governance.

CLCAC supports native title, PBC economic development & ranger programs at Burketown, Normanton & Mornington Island. We have a new exciting opportunity to join our organisation.

The opportunity:

We have an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our organisation in the Cairns Office. The ideal applicant for this role, will be dynamic; able to manage multiple tasks; are relationship and outcome focused; have experience in working in a similar role; have excellent administration skills and experience.

“This is an identified position and under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).  It is a genuine occupational requirement for this position to be filled by an Indigenous person.”

Position Summary:

This position works under direction and supervision from the Deputy CEO / Corporate Services Manager to provide Administrative to support CLCAC’s Project and Programs in a safe, professional and timely manner. We are looking for someone that can meet the following:


  • Certificate 3 in Business Administration
  • MYOB Competency;
  • High level skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook);
  • Prior experience in an Administration role.
  • Open C Class Driver’s Licence


  • Certificate 4 or higher in Business Administration.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Receive/greet clients and guests;
  • Answer the phone, taking and relaying messages as required;
  • Ensure the reception area and board room area are kept in a tidy state at all times and empty bins in common areas, including the kitchen and bathroom areas, as required;
  • Maintain the petty cash system;
  • Filing, including assisting the Deputy CEO / Corporate Services Manager, Land & Environment Projects Officers and PBC Support Services Officers as required;
  • Assist with distribution of meeting agendas, notices, newsletters and other information;

General Administration:

  • Maintain the CLCAC Electronic Records Management System;
  • Assist with the organisation of Meetings, Workshops and Functions including Venue and Equipment Hire, Catering and promotional materials as directed; 
  • Coordination of travel and accommodation for Cairns office staff, Land and Environment staff and CLCAC’s Chairperson and Directors;
  • Procurement of Goods and Services, including requesting and receiving quotes from Suppliers, seeking Delegates Approval, processing Purchase Orders in CLCAC’s Electronic File and following up on receipt of Supply;
  • Ensure office supplies are monitored and ordered as necessary, including coffee, tea, milk and cleaning supplies;
  • Ensure equipment and stock are maintained in the “utility room”, including:-
    • Paper in the photocopier
    • Staples in the stapler
    • Carry out slip clean of photocopier as required
  • Liaise with service providers to ensure routine maintenance is carried out in accordance with service agreements and as required;
  • Provide Administration Support to the Deputy CEO / Corporate Services Manager;
  • Provide Project Administration and Logistical support to allocated Projects as directed including:-
    • Data Management;
    • Preparing Reports;
    • Records Management.

Finance Administration:

  • Maintain the CLCACs Register of Consultants and assess applications for inclusion on the Register of Consultants;
  • Raise Purchase Orders in accordance with the milestone payments detailed in the Consultancy Agreements as soon as practicable following execution by both parties and provide copies to the Finance Officer as required;
  • Monitor vehicle service records and communicate key dates to staff;
  • Receive, collate and record monthly vehicle log sheets and monitor service due dates;

What we offer:

  • Generous salary, 5 weeks annual leave and  salary sacrifice arrangements
  • Work and live in North Queensland

If you consider that this role is for you, then we want to hear from you. Applications must be submitted directly to by the closing date and must include:

  1. A covering letter outlining your experience, qualifications and why you think you would be the most suitable person for this role (2 pages); 
  2. A current resume, including the names and contact numbers of two referees (no longer than 4 pages).

Applications must be received by COB Friday 27th April 2018.

Applications should be marked ‘Private and Confidential’ and addressed to:

HR & OHS Compliance Officer

Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

PO Box 6662

Cairns QLD 4870

and email to:

For further information about this position please contact the HR & OHS Compliance Officer for CLCAC on 07 4041 3833 or visit

Event date:
16 Apr 2018 to 27 Apr 2018
Release date:
16 Apr 2018
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Upcoming and recent events

Event date:
28 Sep 2014

Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation 30 Year Anniversary Celebrations.

Event date:
15 Mar 2014
CLCAC hosted the region's first Indigenous Economic Development Summit in Burketown (March 2014). The Summit was called by Traditional Owners, key industry and business leaders and government officials. Key topics included tourism and small business opportunities.
Event date:
15 Oct 2013
The Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (CLCAC) held an Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Burketown Shire Council Hall on 16 October 2013.

Stories on country

31 May 2017

This September Traditional Owners from the lower Gulf will be attending the AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ event in Sydney.  It will be an exciting opportunity to promote the newly developed soon to be nationally accredited Jigija Indigenous Fire Training Program.  Terrence Taylor, Coordinator and Lead Instructor, will outline the concept and development of this Training Program and reflect on its pilot delivery in May 2017.  The conference is all about Collaborating for Success – Improving performance in emergency management and Terrence will describe the effective partnership deve

26 Oct 2016

Designation of Gangalidda People’s traditional country on the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership Network

18 Mar 2016

Ten Gangalidda and Garawa Rangers recently completed another round of shorebird identification training with renowned ornithologist (bird expert) Roger Jaensch.  The training session also included a survey of known bird roosts found between the Leichhardt and Albert River mouths.  Though conditions were extremely hot and the going was tough on our team, several thousand birds were observed roosting on the intertidal flats between the river mouths.  Such data adds to the recent nomination of Tarrant (located immediate

10 Mar 2016

CLCAC Rangers completed the last round of training required to complete their Certificate II in Remote Crocodile Management on 4 March, in an intensive two week training program that included weekend work.  This round of training focused on nest surveys and egg incubation. 


16 Jun 2015

Good evening, my name is Thomas Wilson. I am a Lardil person from Mornington Island in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria.  My people are saltwater people, the neighbours of the Yangkaal, Kaiadilt and Gangalidda Peoples. 

Before proceeding, I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this country where we are gathered this evening. I would also like to acknowledge all traditional owners that have travelled from far and wide to attend this conference.

2 Apr 2015

 Native title rights and interests were yesterday formally recognised in Burketown by the Federal Court of Australia over a number of culturally significant areas and sites, including: