Aquaculture Specialist

About the ALC

The Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) is a future-forward Land Council, directed by the 14 clans of the Groote archipelago region, is enabling the Anindilyakwa people to take full advantage of the opportunities and technology available in the 21st century, while simultaneously preserving land, language and culture. The ALC functions to ascertain and express the wishes and opinions of the Anindilyakwa people as to the management of the land and sea in the Groote archipelago region, protecting the interests of the Traditional Owners, assisting in the protection of sacred sites, assist the Anindilyakwa people in traditional land claims, negotiation with persons desiring to obtain an estate or interest in the land, assist Traditional Owners in carrying out commercial activity, and supervise and provide administrative and other assistance for Land Trusts holding Indigenous land in the Groote archipelago region. The vision of the ALC is to:

  • Protect, maintain and promote Anindilyakwa culture;
  • Invest in the present to build a self-sufficient future;
  • And, create pathways for youth to stand in both worlds.

ALC is an independent statutory authority of the Commonwealth, subject to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, described therein as a Corporate Commonwealth Entity and is currently a portfolio agency of Prime Minister and Cabinet. For more information on the Anindilyakwa Land Council, please visit our website:

About the role

The Aquaculture Specialist will assist the ALC in establishing Aquaculture activities in the Groote archipelago, including but not limited to: conducting research, developing and maintaining aquaculture systems, collecting data, completing and preparing reports on the marine environment and aquaculture systems, providing specialist advice and technical support on all aspects of the aquaculture program and developing productive partnerships and collaborations among producers, seafood dealers and processors. The Aquaculture Specialist will also be responsible for increasing the understanding of the social, economic and political issues associated with aquaculture within the ALC and Groote Archipelago communities.

Selection Criteria

  1. Bachelors degree in aquaculture, marine biology or related discipline.
  2. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate technical information to different stakeholders.
  3. Ability to develop and maintain effective, productive relationships at all levels.
  4. Excellent organisation and time management skills.
  5. Experience with computer programs including MS Word and Excel.
  6. The ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality when dealing with highly sensitive matters.
  7. Practical knowledge of Aboriginal culture and society and the issues affecting Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory together with an ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people.
  8. Ability to be flexible and work both individually and within a team.

Other Information

This position will be based in Cairns, with travel to the Groote archipelago required when necessary.

Pre-employment screening, including an AFP criminal record check, may be undertaken on the person who is being recommended for appointment.

Applications Close 22 November 2019

04/11/2019 $0 Cairns & Far North 1 Farming, Animals & Conservation
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