Regional Aboriginal Heritage Project Officer (Northern) (Designated Aboriginal Position)

Implement and support the regional delivery of cultural heritage management on Parks Victoria managed land!
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Department: Parks Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: PVO4
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/107510
Closing Date: 12-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $82,483 - $88,587
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Aboriginality Form.docx (Word, 41KB)


Position Description - 10751 - Regional Aboriginal Heritage Project Officer (Northern) (DAP).docx (Word, 73KB)
Job Specification

Position Description - 10751 - Regional Aboriginal Heritage Project Officer (Northern) (DAP).pdf (PDF, 199KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Marlon Parsons
(03) 8427 2023

Position Details

  • Achieve conservation outcomes for Aboriginal Cultural Heritage initiatives
  • Establish partnership frameworks to strengthen relationships with Traditional Owner groups
  • Ongoing, Full Time role located within Northern Victoria

About the role and your responsibilities:  

As the Regional Aboriginal Heritage Project Officer (Northern), the primary focus of your position is to support the protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage (ACH) values on Parks Victoria managed land in the North Region. You will work with the Regional Aboriginal Heritage Coordinator to support regional and district staff to implement Parks Victoria's policies and procedures for protecting ACH, in line with the organisation's Managing Country Together principles and legislative requirements and embed ACH values into operational planning and priority-setting.

As the Project Officer, you will work closely with Traditional Owners and other land management partners to identify appropriate measures to protect Aboriginal heritage values on the parks estate and support the implementation of on-ground partnership projects that improve the knowledge, security and condition of ACH values. You will also have a key role in supporting West Region staff to improve their understanding and capacity in ACH protection.

We're looking for someone with:

  • Sound understanding of the identification and protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage values
  • Working knowledge of Aboriginal cultural heritage legislation, governance and policies in Victoria
  • The ability to nurture stakeholder engagement with Traditional Owner groups
  • A current employee Working with Children Check before commencing employment with us

Your application will need to include:

  • Your current Resume
  • A cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the position description

Join our innovative organisation and enjoy what you do, apply today!

Application Closing date: Sunday 12 December 2021

About the branch:

The Regional Aboriginal Heritage Project Officer is part of the Managing Country Together (MCT) Directorate, which supports Parks Victoria to work effectively with Traditional Owners to manage cultural landscapes across the State. The Directorate is taking a lead role in helping Parks Victoria to prepare for a rapidly changing operating environment – in particular with respect to increasing numbers of native title settlements, Registered Aboriginal Parties and jointly managed parks.

Organisational Commitments

Parks Victoria is committed to child safety and has zero tolerance for child abuse and all forms of harm to children, in accordance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards.

Parks Victoria recognises diversity and inclusion is everyone's business. We value a culture where everyone can be themselves at work, regardless of background, orientation, age or gender, that brings out our best, values everyone's contribution and works within a flexible working environment, ultimately reflecting the community we serve.

Only people with Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency may apply for this position.

Parks Victoria requires all prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment.

A number of positions have been approved for Australian Aboriginals and/or Torres Strait Islander People under the ‘special measures' section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for Designated Aboriginal positions. Applicants will be required to provide a formal identification certificate.


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