Aboriginal Employment Programs Officer (Designated Aboriginal Position)

An exciting opportunity to support culturally competent Aboriginal employment and development opportunities for Parks Victoria.
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Department: Parks Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: PVO5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/12054
Closing Date: 09-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $93,366 - $100,275
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Aboriginality Form.docx (Word, 41KB)


Position Description - 12054 - Aboriginal Employment Programs Officer (Designated Aboriginal Position).docx (Word, 91KB)
Job Specification

Position Description - 12054 - Aboriginal Employment Programs Officer (Designated Aboriginal Position).pdf (PDF, 219KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Wendy Berick
(03) 8427 2810

Position Details

  • Competitive Salary + Superannuation + Cultural Leave entitlements
  • Enjoy a healthy work-life balance and positive workplace culture in this ongoing role
  • Contribute to the development of our diverse workforce

About the role:  

As the Aboriginal Employment Programs Officer, the primary focus of your position is to provide specialist advice and leadership for culturally competent employment and development opportunities and programs for Aboriginal staff. You will work in alignment with People and Culture and the Parks Victoria Managing Country Together Framework to deliver the initiatives and objectives set out in the Aboriginal Employment and Wellbeing Plan. The initiatives have a particular focus on supporting career progression and development opportunities for Aboriginal staff, unlocking employment opportunities in public land management to expand the Aboriginal workforce and collaborating with our Caring for Country partners.

We're looking for someone with:

  • Experience in leading initiatives pertaining to Aboriginal employment, career development and cultural safety
  • Experience in leading and managing change processes including initiatives that build cultural competence at an organisation-wide level
  • Proven ability in providing strategic, timely and accurate advice in relation to complex or sensitive issues

Your application will need to include:

  • A current Resume
  • A cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria as outlined in the position description.
  • Aboriginality Form or letter affirming membership from your Traditional Owner corporation

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

Application Closing date: Sunday 09 October 2022

About the branch:

The Aboriginal Employment Programs Officer is part of the Managing Country Together Directorate which supports Parks Victoria to work effectively with Traditional Owners to manage cultural landscapes across the State. The Directorate is developing and supporting a program of reform that positions and prepares Parks Victoria for a rapidly changing operating environment.

Sound like you?

If this sounds like you, and you would like to help deliver on our Aboriginal Employment and Wellbeing Plan, then we would like to hear from you. For a confidential discussion about the role, call Wendy Berick on (03) 8427 2810 or apply online!

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. All prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment.

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.

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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