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Employment

“Join the team and continue to make a difference”

The Central Desert Regional Council is a unique, professional and friendly employer. We have remarkable employees, professional development and career pathways on offer.

The Council has a land area of approximately 282,000 square km and has nine Service Delivery centres located in the communities of Anmatjere (Ti Tree), Laramba, Engawala, Atitjere, Yuelamu, Nyirripi, Lajamanu, Yuendumu and Willowra. The region is brimming with beautiful landscapes and unique cultures.

The Council offers employees attractive employment conditions, including 6 weeks annual leave, plus 17.5% leave loading, 10% superannuation, generous personal, bereavement, cultural leave, salary packaging and study leave. Included financial benefits: rental packages, relocation expenses, flexible working conditions and compensation for remote living opportunities. These can assist you to achieve your personal goals as well as work/life balance.

CDRC is seeking applicants with knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, resilience and self-motivation. We are serious about finding and employing the right applicants, with the right skills, attitudes, and transferable skills.

For more information on the Council's selection and recruitment process please refer to our Council Policy.


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Enquiries should be directed to:
Human Resources Advisor Email: recruitment@centraldesert.nt.gov.au Phone number: 08 8958 9515 Postal: PO Box 2257, Alice Springs NT 0871

  • All applications MUST include a resume and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria.
  • A job description with the selection criteria can be found under the job listing.
  • Please click the Apply for this Job box when ready to apply.
  • For more details on addressing the selection criteria refer to our Selection Criteria Fact Sheet.
  • For more details on our total remuneration packages refer to our Remuneration Fact Sheet.

Jobs Available Grouped by Directorate


Directorate: Office of CEO
Job Title Location Closing date Directorate
Director Agency Services Alice Springs Mon, 19 Jul 2021 - 17:00 Office of CEO
Advisor, People and Culture Alice Springs Sun, 25 Jul 2021 - 17:00 Office of CEO


Directorate: Corporate Services
Job Title Location Closing date Directorate
Manager, Assets and Infrastructure Alice Springs Sun, 25 Jul 2021 - 17:00 Corporate Services
Senior Coordinator, IT & Records Alice Springs Fri, 30 Jul 2021 - 16:30 Corporate Services
Senior Officer, Facilities Alice Springs Sun, 25 Jul 2021 - 17:00 Corporate Services


Directorate: Council Services
Job Title Location Closing date Directorate
Program Manager, Council Services Ti Tree Sun, 25 Jul 2021 - 17:00 Council Services
Coordinator, Council Services - Multiple role availability Sun, 25 Jul 2021 - 17:00 Council Services
Team Leader, Works Sun, 25 Jul 2021 - 17:00 Council Services
Senior Officer, Internal Roads Yuendumu Sun, 25 Jul 2021 - 17:00 Council Services


Directorate: Community Services
Job Title Location Closing date Directorate
Program Manager, Aged Care Alice Springs Sun, 25 Jul 2021 - 17:00 Community Services
Program Manager, CDP Case Management Alice Springs Sun, 25 Jul 2021 - 17:00 Community Services
Coordinator, Children's Services Delivery Yuelamu Wed, 25 Aug 2021 - 17:00 Community Services
Team Leader, CDP Activities - Multiple positions, including roving from Alice Springs Sun, 25 Jul 2021 - 17:00 Community Services
Team Leader Youth and Community Safety Patrol – Multiple Locations Sun, 25 Jul 2021 - 17:00 Community Services
Team Leader, CDP Case Management - Multiple positions, including roving from Alice Springs Alice Springs Sun, 25 Jul 2021 - 17:00 Community Services
Team Leader, Aged Care - Multiple Remote Locations Sun, 25 Jul 2021 - 17:00 Community Services