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Manager Land Tenure

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Job Ref:  51180178
Employer:  Department of Housing and Public Works
Job Type:  Full Time
Darwin NT, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  $132,110 - $147,392 (including salary $114,737 - $128,178)



Department of Housing and Community Development

Work Unit

Land Tenure Unit

Job Title

Manager Land Tenure


Senior Administrative Officer 1

Job Type

Full Time


Fixed to 22/02/2019


$114,737 - $128,178



Position Number







Darren Johnson, Senior Director on 08 8999 1917 or

Agency Information

Information for Applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached resume/cv.  For further information for applicants and example applications: click here

Information about Selected Applicant’s Merit

If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (including work history, experience, qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to ensure transparency and better understanding of the reasons for the decision. For further information: click here

Special Measures

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce which is representative of the community we serve. Therefore under an approved Special Measures recruitment plan, ATSI applicants will be given priority consideration and preference in selection for this vacancy if they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level. For further information: click here

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Primary Objective: To lead, manage and coordinate operational activities to deliver reforms to land tenure and leasing arrangements in remote areas of the Northern Territory, with a particular emphasis on securing long-term tenure for remote public housing.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1.     Provide leadership on operational activities to achieve reforms of land tenure and leasing arrangements in remote areas of the Northern Territory.

2.     Represent the Department in undertaking community engagement, negotiation and collaboration with Land Councils, community members and other stakeholders.

3.     Provide high level contribution to enhancing a land leasing system that supports whole of government land management and reporting requirements.

4.     Secure land tenure to facilitate and underpin new and existing remote housing assets and service delivery.

5.     Contribute to, and lead, change management processes including planning, implementation and evaluation.

6.     Lead and participate on working groups to develop legislation, policies, guidelines and procedures for leases on Aboriginal land including quality assurance checks.

7.     Prepare complex Ministerial briefings, Legislative Assembly briefings, Cabinet Submissions and other high level briefings and correspondence. 


Selection Criteria


1.     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to engage with and work collaboratively with Land Councils, Australian Government and Northern Territory Government Agencies to build relationships and achieve outcomes.

2.     High level skills in remote Aboriginal consultation, liaison, negotiation and mediation context including an understanding of the complexities of cultural diversity

3.     Highly developed cross-cultural awareness including an understanding of, and ability to communicate effectively with diverse client groups from remote parts of the Northern Territory.

4.     Proven high level ability to lead groups and individuals to effectively develop systems and processes, including enhancements and methodologies to achieve effective and efficient outcomes.

5.     Extensive knowledge of the processes and purposes of, and experience preparing high level correspondence including documentation such as Memorandums, Ministerial briefings, Cabinet Submissions, Estimates briefings, Ministerial Statements and Legislative Assembly briefings.

6.     Demonstrated understanding of project management framework in a complex multi-stakeholder environment.

7.     Broad knowledge of Government strategic direction, policies and procedures relating to land tenure and leasing arrangements in remote communities or ability to acquire quickly.



1.     Tertiary qualifications in business, local government, humanities, social science or public policy.

2.     An awareness and working knowledge of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976


Approved:  April 2018                                                                Dwayne McInnes Deputy Chief Executive Officer

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