Current Vacancies

We have no current vacancies.
Operational Administration Officer (Legal Admin/Paralegal)

Operational Administration Officer (Legal Admin/Paralegal)

Level 2 ($54,019 - $64,148, excluding benefits) Full Time Nine month maximum term contract

Availability from mid June

Indigenous Australians are encouraged to apply.  We are seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the needs of our clients and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.  This is authorised under Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. Central Desert Native Title Services is committed to achieving the best native title outcomes for the Traditional Owners of the Central Desert region of Western Australia. We assist our clients to use their traditional lands to fulfil their highest social, cultural and economic aspirations. We are seeking an experienced Operational Administration Officer to join our multifaceted team to provide professional support to our Legal Team. In this role, you will work in a multi-disciplinary team to provide native title claimants, Prescribed Bodies Corporate, the Principal Legal Officer and other team members within the organisation, with advice and representation in relation to cutting edge native title, mining, land tenure and related matters.   The successful person will:
  • be committed, solution-focused, quick to learn and flexible;
  • have high level administration skills;
  • have excellent written and inter-personal communication skills;
  • preferably, (but not essential) have previously worked in a legal environment; and
  • be a team player and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
If you are interested in an opportunity to work within a not for profit sector, in a rewarding, value driven organisation then this is the job for you! In addition to a rewarding and dynamic positive, Central Desert can offer benefits such as:
  • Flexible and supportive work environment;
  • Salary packaging;
  • 5% superannuation in addition to the salary presented;
  • Paid Christmas shutdown between Christmas and New Years that does not come out of your leave entitlements;
  • Free onsite parking, as well as being in close proximity to public transport; and
  • Supported and endorsed social events.
Interested?   Visit the Employment Page on the Central Desert website for the duty statement and selection criteria;  
  1.  Complete a cover letter clearly addressing the selection criteria (maximum of 3 pages); and
  2. Submit with your resume in PDF format via the Central Desert website.
Before an offer of employment can be made, Central Desert requires a National Police Clearance, no older than 6 months and evidence of an unrestricted driver’s license. Please note: You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found. Only suitable candidates will be considered and contacted if short listed immediately.

 Unsolicited resumes and contact from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications close 9.00am, Monday 17 May 2021








Anthropologists wishing to express their interest in being placed on our Consultants Register, should complete read and complete the following forms: Consultant Information Sheet and  Consultant EoI Form  and attach this form to the ‘Application Form’ template below.

Applications for the Consultant Register from Anthropologists are presented to the Senior Anthropologist for their consideration.

Lawyers wishing to place themselves on our Consultant Register are to complete the Consultant EoI form and attach this and their Resume to the ‘Application Form’ template below.

Applications from lawyers are passed on to our senior legal staff for their consideration.


Application Form

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.