Heritage Registry Project Officer

Job Details
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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1664219
Closing Date: 05-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: Until 28 June 2024
Attachments: PD - Heritage Registry Project Officer -FPSR - TORAH - VPS4 - September 2022.docx (Word, 195KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Susan Pfeffer
0447 739 915

Position Details

The Traditional Owner Relationships and Heritage Branch is looking for an experienced and talented Heritage Registry Project Officer to support the administration of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (the Act) by maintaining the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Register (VAHR).

The responsibilities of the Heritage Services team include administering the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006, which includes protecting and managing Aboriginal cultural heritage, maintaining a register of Aboriginal places and objects, working collaboratively with Registered Aboriginal Parties, and fulfilling the Secretary's role in administering Cultural Heritage Permits and Cultural Heritage Management Plans.

As the Heritage Registry Project Officer, you will undertake research and analysis, provide clear and concise verbal and written advice, and support the operation of the Heritage Registry team. Maintaining the accuracy of information submitted to the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Register (VAHR) will be an essential requirement of this role.

Please note, a relevant tertiary qualification in archaeology, anthropology or cultural heritage management, or equivalent experience is mandatory for this role.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in or knowledge and understanding of the management of Aboriginal cultural heritage and Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006, including a knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultural heritage management issues, including legislative and policy directions, Aboriginal community aspirations, current challenges, and opportunities
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • Highly developed communication and negotiation skills

Working with us, you can make a difference not just in your career, but in the community where you work and live.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply

Apply before the advertised closing date. All applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages).

Other relevant information

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and clients and consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act), to support this DPC has a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy which requires all DPC employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes (unless an exception applies). To be able to meet the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination requirements and for the department to meet its obligations under the OH&S Act, the department will request employees provide their vaccination information (including 3rd dose / booster) or evidence of an exemption throughout the recruitment process. Inability to provide this may impact your subsequent employment to the department.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent Form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check. DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.


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