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Careers

“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: Commercial
Job Title Location Closing date Directorate
Regional Manager, CDP Alice Springs Sun, 19 Sep 2021 - 00:00 Commercial
Program Manager, CDP Case Management Alice Springs Sun, 19 Sep 2021 - 00:00 Commercial
Team Leader, CDP Activities - Multiple positions, including roving from Alice Springs Tue, 14 Sep 2021 - 17:00 Commercial
Team Leader, CDP Case Management - Multiple positions, including roving from Alice Springs Alice Springs Tue, 14 Sep 2021 - 17:00 Commercial


Directorate: Council Services
Job Title Location Closing date Directorate
Program Manager, Fleet and Depot Alice Springs Mon, 13 Sep 2021 - 08:00 Council Services
Program Manager, Council Services - Yuendumu Sat, 25 Sep 2021 - 10:45 Council Services
Team Leader, Roads & Capital Projects Administration Alice Springs Wed, 22 Sep 2021 - 10:10 Council Services
Team Leader, Works - Willowra, Lajamanu Tue, 28 Sep 2021 - 17:00 Council Services
Senior Officer, Facilities Alice Springs Sun, 19 Sep 2021 - 00:00 Council Services
Senior Officer, Internal Roads Yuendumu Tue, 28 Sep 2021 - 17:00 Council Services


Directorate: Agency Services
Job Title Location Closing date Directorate
Program Manager, Children's Services Alice Springs Sun, 10 Oct 2021 - 00:00 Agency Services
Coordinator, Children's Services Delivery Yuelamu Sun, 10 Oct 2021 - 00:00 Agency Services
Team Leader Youth and Community Safety Patrol – Multiple Locations Sun, 10 Oct 2021 - 00:00 Agency Services
Team Leader, Aged Care - Multiple Remote Locations Sun, 10 Oct 2021 - 00:00 Agency Services
Team Leader, Aged Care Administration Sun, 10 Oct 2021 - 00:00 Agency Services


Directorate: Corporate Services
Job Title Location Closing date Directorate
Coordinator, ICT Alice Springs Fri, 24 Sep 2021 - 00:00 Corporate Services


Directorate: Office of CEO
Job Title Location Closing date Directorate
Executive Assistant to the CEO Alice Springs Mon, 27 Sep 2021 - 08:00 Office of CEO
Officer, Customer Service Alice Springs Sun, 26 Sep 2021 - 00:00 Office of CEO