Aboriginal Partnerships Officer

The Aboriginal Partnerships Officer is responsible for leading, coordinating and providing expert advice to develop, maintain and support strong working relationships and partnerships with Aboriginal stakeholders within the region
Job Details
Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/160584
Closing Date: 04-Dec-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Aboriginal Partnerships Officer PD .pdf (PDF, 184KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Joe Murfet
joe.murfet@transport.vic.gov.au

Position Details

The Department of Transport (DoT) brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria's transport system. Our job is to further integrate the transport network and improve the delivery of services to Victorians for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability

About the role

The Aboriginal Partnerships Officer sits within Regional Surface Transport and is responsible for leading, coordinating and providing expert advice to develop, maintain and support strong working relationships and partnerships with Registered Aboriginal Parties, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and other Aboriginal stakeholders within the region, built on mutual trust, respect and understanding.

The Aboriginal Partnerships Officer will be integral to the development and implementation of the Transport Portfolio Aboriginal Self Determination Plan 2020-2023, Action 6 Regional Chapter (Action Plans). The Aboriginal Partnership Officer will work alongside the Aboriginal Self Determination & Reform branch and supported by the Aboriginal Partnerships and Engagement team within the branch to deliver on the Regional Chapter and cultural safety action plan for the Region.

This role has been designated for only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Position Outcomes

  • Effective Stakeholder Management – The Aboriginal Partnerships Officer has developed and maintained strong relationships with the Registered Aboriginal Parties and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations across the region.
  • Plan Implementation –Effectively implemented the actions from the regional Self Determination Plan in a timely manner.
  • Expert Advice –Provided specialist advice on engagement with Registered Aboriginal Parties and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations across region.
  • Cultural Competence – Aboriginal Partnership Officer will develop in collaboration with the Aboriginal Self Determination and Reform branch a Cultural Safety implementation plan to improve the regions cultural competency.
  • Promote and support safe, inclusive and flexible team operations.

To be successful in the role the ideal candidate will be critical thinker who can partner with the community to deliver projects critical to the Department of Transport.

Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport is committed to building a high performance, collaborative culture where flexible work arrangements are a focus to support different ways of working, helping employees balance work and life and optimise effectiveness. We are focused on providing a workplace environment that is rewarding, enjoyable, healthy and productive for all employees, where contributions are valued and recognised, expectations are clear, and treatment is fair and equitable. 

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and cover letter. Applications close at 11:59pm on 4 December 2022. For role related queries, please contact Joe Murfet at joe.murfet@transport.vic.gov.au

This position requires the successful employee to provide evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or medical evidence which confirms the individual is unable to receive a dose, or a further dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical contraindication or an acute medical illness. Failure to comply with this condition of employment will impact your eligibility for employment in this position with DoT. Preferred applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.


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